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Puppet Museum

Rua da Esperanca 146 | Convento das Bernardas, Lisbon 1200-660, Portugal
+351 21 394 2810
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Uncommon museum, don't miss it

There are a lot of art museums in every city. But this is something else. This museum shows... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Michal K
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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
Small and stylish

This comprised a great exhibition of cartoons - which was free, and a permanent exhibition - cost... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
Pepperwell
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Rua da Esperanca 146 | Convento das Bernardas, Lisbon 1200-660, Portugal
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+351 21 394 2810
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are a lot of art museums in every city. But this is something else. This museum shows collections of puppets from the whole world and wide range of history (up to the present days). I think it can be really interesting for both adults...More

Thank Michal K
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

This comprised a great exhibition of cartoons - which was free, and a permanent exhibition - cost €5. An hour was plenty for the lot, but we found it varied, well presented and enjoyable.

Thank Pepperwell
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Small museum but some beautiful puppets and excellent curation, €5 to enter, not a far walk from the centre and not difficult to find if you have a gps map

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 11 October 2016

An unexpectedly magical moment in this beautifully curated museum. Marionettes from many countries. Some displays have short movies of the marionettes in action, which is helpful, especially so for the Vietnamese water puppets. Great African puppets of animals. A delightful cooling break from walking around...More

Thank ferch12
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Unlike other reviewers, we did not find it hard to find. We walked from our hotel and spent an interesting hour here. We are English-speaking and asked for the audio guide. Staff said it wasn't up to date, but we found it helpful and it...More

1  Thank Sue L
Reviewed 28 August 2016

This museum is a little difficult to find and even when we were at the entrance it was not particularly obvious we had found it, look for the large set of steps! There is an entrance fee of 5 euros. Photographs without flash are allowed....More

Thank HolidayForUs
Reviewed 14 June 2016

This was one of the best museums I have ever seen, and completely unique. I left having learned things I didn't even realize I didn't know, like that the word "Marionette" is thought to have come from the fact that early European puppet shows were...More

Thank Betsy M
Reviewed 5 May 2016

This museum was in walking distance from our apartment in Bairro Alto so we decided to walk over and visit it. It contains marionettes, puppets, masks, and costumes from throughout the world. They are very colorful and of different sizes and there are videos that...More

1  Thank globeseeker007
Reviewed 3 April 2016

this a great pupet museum. Instaled in an old beautiful convent, this pupet museum has several examples of pupets throughout the history. Very well organised spaces with a nice exibhition layout

Thank Miguel M
Reviewed 27 March 2016

The puppet museum has some lovely and interesting exhibits, also a (free) exhibition on the making of a film (Little) which was fascinating with original sets.

Thank 699chantalt
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