Calouste Gulbenkian Museum Admission Ticket - Lisbon

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Open from 10:00 to 18:00 (last admission 17:30), Closed on Tuesday and on the following days — 1 January, Easter Sunday, 1 May, 24 and 25 December
  • Departure Details :
    Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable

Overview

Admire the impressive permanent collections of ancient and modern art at your own pace with the Founders & Modern Collectionsentrance ticket.Or opt for a guided tour of the Founders Collection (available on Mondays and Sundays at 11h00). The ticket for this guided tour also provides access to the Modern Collection.

Know More about this tour

Regarded as one of the best museums in Portugal, the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum can take you from Ancient Egypt to the present day across its two collections. 

Founders Collection

Acquired in life by Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian, it is recognised as one of the best private art collections in the world, comprising more than six thousand works of art, from Antiquity to the beginning of the 20th century.

The building that houses the Founders Collection was designed by the architects Ruy Jervis dAthouguia, Pedro Cid and Alberto Pessoa (1969) to accommodate the art collection amassed by Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian. It is located in the East of the Gulbenkian garden. The galleries of this building display hundreds of pieces divided into groups corresponding to Egyptian art, Greco-Roman art, Mesopotamia, the Islamic Orient, Armenia, the Far East and, where Western art is concerned, sculpture, the art of the book, painting, eighteenth-century French decorative arts, and works by Ren Lalique. The collection of works by Ren Lalique, which Calouste Gulbenkian purchased directly from the artist, is considered to be unique in the world for its quality and quantity.

Modern Collection

The largest and most comprehensive modern and contemporary Portuguese art collection, comprises more than ten thousand works of art. It offers an introduction to the history of art and culture in Portugal, from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day.

The building that houses the Modern Collection was designed by the architect Sir Leslie Martin (1983) and is located in the south of the garden. From Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso to Paula Rego and Vieira da Silva, the Modern Collection features some of the most internationally renowned Portuguese artists and continues to grow as contemporary works of art are added to it through donations and purchases.

Inclusions

  • Admission ticket to Founder's & Modern Collections
  • Guided tour of the Founder's Collection (if option selected)

Exclusions

  • Admission ticket to temporary exhibitions and special events
  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Free admission on Sundays after 14:00

Free admission for minors under 18 with adult supervision, ICOM, AICA and APOM members and carers for people with disabilities or limited mobility.

Wheelchair accessible

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum is celebrating International Museum Day and the entrance is free on 18th May 2018.