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Museu Nacional de Etnologia

Museu Nacional de Etnologia Avenida Ilha da Madeira, Lisbon 1400-203, Portugal
+351 21 304 1160
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PArticular and interesting place

I am visiting ethnology museums all over the world, and this is a special one. It focuses on few... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
ABonarini
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Milan, Italy
Don't go

This place is advertised as a place that has artefacts from the colonial history and some modern... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2017
Ponniah K
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London, United Kingdom
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Museu Nacional de Etnologia Avenida Ilha da Madeira, Lisbon 1400-203, Portugal
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

I am visiting ethnology museums all over the world, and this is a special one. It focuses on few, specific aspects (e.g. javanese puppets, african pot covers, mexican dance costumes, ...) with interesting pieces very well explained also in English. Unfortunately, we could not participate...More

Thank ABonarini
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This place is advertised as a place that has artefacts from the colonial history and some modern collections. You will be very disappointed. There are not more than 5 points of interest here. Very little information on the few objects on display. This is a...More

Thank Ponniah K
Reviewed 23 September 2016

The museum is really worth the uphill walk or short bus ride from the busy Belem. Very quiet and not many people make here but do try to so you can enjoy great exhibits and cool air con on a hot day!!

Thank Lincoln G
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice ethnological museum. It's worth by its content but also by its modernist architecture . A trip to ancient Portuguese and African traditions

Thank Miguel M
Reviewed 28 April 2016

We went there the first Sunday of the month when the entrance is free, walking uphill (quite tiring) from Mosteiro dos Jeronimos (but we went back to Praça da Figueira by bus n. 714). There are artifacts mainly of former Portuguese colonies, but we were...More

Thank Dale63
Reviewed 6 March 2016

There were only two rooms with exhibition. However, the artifacts were nice. If you use the Lisboa Card, use it on some other attraction first. Pay for this one when you come. It costs less than $2.00. for admission. You can take the local bus...More

Thank gln126
Reviewed 24 December 2015

I have found with most museums in Lisbon that they are not very big. This is one of them. It has only two main rooms with a few artefacts which was very disappointing

Thank joseph j
Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprise when we came across this museum. It's disappointing that it was just the two of us in there . It needs more advertising ! I also feed sorry for all these people that rate the museum as poor . The museum...More

Thank chris m
Reviewed 10 September 2015

This is not a substantial museum, but the exhibits are an interesting, striking mix of visually delightful ethnographic objects from around the world. For example, at our visit the exhibits included pot lids from Angola and dance costumes from Mali and then a whole floor...More

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 28 March 2015

A great museum with well thought exhibitions and a marvellous collection. The building architecture is also worth looking at.

Thank Alfarrabista
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