Narrating the rich history of Portugal's maritime achievements, Museu de Marinha boasts a collection of more than 17,000 nautical items. Housed inside the west wing of a Neo-Manueline monastery, the museum's exhibits evoke the country's domination of the seas during the so-called Age of Discoveries. Highlights include seaplanes, firefighting machines, reconstructions of royal barges, and 17th century globes depicting the world before the European discovery of Australia. Pay special attention to the museum's oldest exhibit: a wooden figure of Archangel Raphael that accompanied explorer Vasco da Gama on his famed voyage to India. Check the website for tickets, special events, and guided tours. Add Museu de Marinha to your Lisbon travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Lisbon day trip planning site.
Tours To Museu de Marinha
Boat & Belém Lisbon Bus Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $19
Duration: 2 days
Monumental Belém Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $10
Duration: 1 hour
The Portuguese Colonial Empire BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $243
Duration: 4 to 6 hours
Museu de Marinha Reviews
Visited last week and spent a little over two hours here, although it would be possible to spend an entire day if you had real enthusiasm for all the displays. Some of the more negative reviews... more »
As a former naval officer and lifelong sailor and boater, I found this museum to be amazing. The collection of model ships is particularly fascinating, but so is the collection of full-sized boats... more »
Very interesting place to learn about the Portuguese naval history. Full of pub-quiz material for the curious and interesting history for the devoted. If you plan on digging in deeper, you should spend at least 3-4 hours inside. The ticket cost is reasonable, you also get a discount if you got the 3day pass
Exceeded expectations. It's an enjoyable stop with small crowds, compared to other tourist sites. Adults and kids alike enjoyed this. We spent about 45 minutes. The first section, with the new-world explorers is worth spending the most time. We then quickly browsed the next section with more modern ships, since ware not maritime people. The final section with the actual barges was cool, and the kids loved that.
Places to stay near Museu de Marinha
Plan your trip to Lisbon
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
Side trips from Lisbon
Hidden gems in Lisbon
See all ›
See all ›
Nearby attractions in Lisbon
Plans to Museu de Marinha by other users
12 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 36 days in Portugal & Spain BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM BRAZIL August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL March, culture, relaxing, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM MACEDONIA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium