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Museu Nacional de Etnologia

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Great museum

This is a very nice ethnological museum. It's worth by its content but also by its modernist... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2016
Miguel M
via mobile
A Visual Feast!

This is not a substantial museum, but the exhibits are an interesting, striking mix of visually... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2015
Nancy S
Scottsdale, Arizona
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  • Excellent36%
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6 Sep 2017
“PArticular and interesting place”
14 Jan 2017
“Don't go”
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Museu Nacional de Etnologia Avenida Ilha da Madeira, Lisbon 1400-203, Portugal
+351 21 304 1160
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Reviewed September 6, 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 Andrea B
Reviewed January 14, 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 September 23, 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 August 21, 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 April 28, 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 March 5, 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 December 23, 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 October 23, 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 September 10, 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 March 27, 2015

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

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