Museu da Marioneta

Type: Art & Culture, Children's Museums, Family Friendly, Museums, Sightseeing, Unusual

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Things to Do with Kids: Kids love to pull the strings, and at this offbeat museum they can do just that. This is Lisbon's puppet museum. Founded in 1987 and set in an ancient convent, it's the only cultural space in the city...  Read More
Family-Friendly Museums: The historic 17th-century Convento das Bernardes in Lapa is home to the delightfully eccentric puppet museum, the only one of its kind in Portugal. The fascination and diverse collection of colourful...  Read More

  • Things to Do with Kids: "On the last Sunday of every month parents and children can join a family workshop and take part in making a puppet."
  • Family-Friendly Museums: "Kids will love the Punch and Judy duo, and look out, too, for the fragile Burmese shadow puppets. The Family Ticket and Lisbon Card allows for generous discounts (and children under two are admitted for free)."
  • Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: The museum is very much an interactive cultural space where visitors, adults and kids alike, can join in themed workshops and watch performances.
  • Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: Its unique status as Portugal's only museum dedicated to puppets is enhanced by the workshops and puppet shows staged for the public.

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