Museu Do OrienteCurrently Closed
Portugal enjoyed its own flourishing colonial period, finding much success in the Orient, Indonesia and Japan. The beautifully presented museum exhibits Portugal’s finds and appropriations from those lands, covering ceramics, textiles, furnishings, paintings, and masks.
Some of the museum’s highlights are:
- Rare Chinese and Japanese screens and Ming porcelain
- The Gods of Asia section
- Antique snuff bottles
The museum is also a cultural centre that holds and organises frequent exhibitions and shows. There’s a restaurant on the top floor, and below, a cafe. Also check out the museum shop.
- No animals, eating, smoking, touching, flash photography or animals.
- Public parking close to the Museum and at the Alcantara Railway Station.
- Friday: Free entry 6pm-10pm
- 6 -12: € 2,00
- Seniors: € 3,50
- Students: € 2,50
- Family: € 14,00
- Guided tours have their own different pricing.
- Last admission 30 minutes before closing time.
- Buses 706 - 12 - 713 - 714 - 720 - 727 - 28 - 738 – 742 - 49 - 751 - 56 – 60
- Trams 15E and 18E
- Trains Cascais Line (Alcântara Station) and Azambuja Line (Alcântara Terra)
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4.37% of people who visit Lisbon include Museu Do Oriente in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
58.33% of people start their Museu Do Oriente visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Museu Do Oriente
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Museu Do Oriente
I've been there twice with the two years break and found a lot of new items. The Chinese opera exhibition is amazing! They have a huge collection of original costumes – they are absolutely gorgeous! My personal favourite is the samurai costume from the Japanese exhibition – I can't think of any other place in Europe where I could see them that close, in all of the details. Audio guide definitely worth paying few extra euros, but better to have your own wire headphones.
Was expecting more pieces and more story. Also the too dark light made me feel sleepy
Expected a larger exhibition but I think I came over too late. nicely presented, modern exhibition with video and audio assist and plenty of space. several in theme but different exhibitions.
Free entry every Friday from 6 to 10 pm. Nice quiet museum for a relaxing Friday night out.
Impressive display and free entry on select days a bonus