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Puppet Museum

Open Now: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Charming alternative museum

The museum is charming and memorable. I found myself looking at the puppets for a good amount of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Louis M
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An extensive collection of puppets from around the world

What a find! This museum has an extensive collection of puppets from across the world. All... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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The best collection of masks and puppets is in Lisbon! Visit the Puppet Museum and discover a fantastic world of stories, fantasy and emotion!
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Rua da Esperanca 146 | Convento das Bernardas, Lisbon 1200-660, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is charming and memorable. I found myself looking at the puppets for a good amount of time to admire the craftsmanship, individuality and of course those staring eyes. For me personally it was one of the best things to do in the city...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Louis M
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

What a find! This museum has an extensive collection of puppets from across the world. All beautifully curated. What we loved was the history and how the puppets were displayed. Right up until animation for film. Fascinating! As I child I remembered 'Punch & Judy'....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PenelopeC2002
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Never heard of a puppet museum before so though't I'd try something different. Took about an hour, would be longer if I actually had a real interest in puppets. Learn some new things (as I knew almost nothing before). I think they do puppet making...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

Very well organized with beautiful displays of puppets from all over the world. (I had no idea there was a difference between puppets from France and those from Belgium!) The audio guide was a MUST! It made our visit an enjoyable learning experience.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank hisakyuu
Reviewed 1 June 2018

This is a rather sophisticated museum, even though it has fun corners to play with puppets and marionettes if visiting with children. I am not certain how much someone who has no interest in this type of exhibits would love it, but I'd say it...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Despoina75
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

It was a great experience to see so many puppets from all over the world and even to try to manipulate them :) It is a part of history and i’m thankful to the museum for giving a chance to touch it. I wish the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank liloo-19
Reviewed 7 May 2018

We went at 10am on a Sunday when entrance was free (until 2pm). We didn't see anyone else visiting. It only took 20 minutes or so for the small museum. The first set of rooms display puppets from around the world, starting with Indonesia. It...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank soundsverygood
Reviewed 12 March 2018

If you are in the area with kids, or even without, this would make for a pleasant, stimulating interlude. It is a small museum laid out on a single trail, so you have to backtrack to exit, but this only serves to reinforce the particular...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank AprilLovesToTravel
Reviewed 19 January 2018

The Lisbon Marionette Museum is one of those great little European delights. It's not famous, and it's a tad off the beaten path. But it's an excellently curated museum of world puppets and the lighting crew has done a first rate job displaying the puppets...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank luv_big_cities
Reviewed 3 January 2018

This museum contains a large variety of puppets from many different parts of the world and of different ages. It also has a couple of spots in the more modern puppets where you can play with the puppets and see how they move. you can...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank lynseys750
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