Navy Museum, Lisbon

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General Information

The Navy Museum is a maritime museum dedicated to the history of navigation, it is located in Lisbon, Portugal. The museum is located in the western wing of the Jeronimos Monastery. The foundations of the museum were built by King Luis I, who had a real interest in oceanographic studies and started building a collection of related items. The collection continued to grow even after his death and led to the opening of the Navy Museum in 1963.The museum is administered by the Portuguese Navy and displays paintings, maps, navigational instruments and scale models of ships and royal barges.

Getting there

The museum is situated in the Belem area which is accessible by the Lisbon transport system. By tram, get on the 15 tram to ‘Centro Cultural de Belém’ station. If travelling by train, get on the train travelling on the ‘Cascais line’ and get off at ‘Belem’ station.

Opening Times and Admission

The museum is open six days of the week Tuesday to Sunday 10am-6pm, with Mondays being its weekly day of closure.

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