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Set sail on a voyage of discovery as you plot a course through this excellent museum. The exhibition charts the history behind the great maritime adventures of Portugal's intrepid 16th-century... Read More
Set sail on a voyage of discovery as you plot a course through this excellent museum. The exhibition charts the history behind the great maritime adventures of Portugal's intrepid 16th-century navigators and beyond, showcasing the country's cherished maritime heritage The model caravels, the sturdy vessels that tamed some of the planet's wildest oceans, are displayed in glorious filigree detail, while a veritable Davy Jones' Locker of armillary spheres, astrolabes, ancient sea charts and other nautical paraphernalia keep adults and kids alike amused and intrigued for hours (look out for Vasco da Gama's portable wooden altar, a revered and priceless exhibit). The museum is housed in the west wing of the Jerónimos monastery but the modern pavilion, which houses a collection of original royal barges, is located on the other side of the concourse.
- Family-Friendly Museums: "Family tickets are available, and there's a reduced admission fee using the visitor discount Lisbon Card."
- Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: No other museum in Portugal houses such a vast collection of maritime artifacts – there's even an historic seaplane among the exhibits.