What are some of the best museums in Lisbon?

What are some of the best museums in Lisbon?
3rd September 2021 Joe Corfield

Ancient Art Museum

Ancient Art Museum is located in the district of Lapa which can be accessed by Tram 25. It contains 14th to 20th century European works by artists such as Bosch, Dürer, and Raphael. “Veneration of St. Vincent,” the Portuguese painting is displayed here which is regarded as an important historical document. There are also 16th century Japanese screens showing the Portuguese arriving in Japan; Japanese’s first contact with. Other displays represent Portugal’s links with Africa, India, China and Japan.

National Archaeology Museum

Archaeology Museum is located in the west wing of Jeronimos Monastry. It includes Iron Age and Visigothic jewelry, Roman ornaments and mosaics, early 8th century Moorish artefacts, and a Greco-Roman and Egyptian section strong on funerary art. There is also a collection of archaic gold work from excavation sites throughout Portugal featuring some magnificently worked bracelets, Celtic earrings, and rings. There are also regular temporary exhibitions with important artefacts from Portugal and around the world.

Maritime Museum

Maritime Museum exhibits Portugal’s domination of the seas. There are over 17,000 items including model ships from the Age of Discovery onward, the world’s largest collection of astrolabes, and replicas of 16th century maps showing the world as it was known then. A wooden figure representing the Archangel Raphael that accompanied Vasco da Gama on his voyage to India is the oldest exhibit here.