A curious collection of carriages, buggies, wagons, etc. from the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in the National Coach Museum in the Belem district of Lisbon. Admission is 5 euros, but if you go on a Sunday or public holiday it's free from 10-14.
The Roman Museum in Lisbon is on the hill of San Jorge Castle. The facade is seventeenth century but the exact date of its construction is unknown, it was also amended during the twentieth century by the addition of another floor. It can be visited Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-18:00. Admission is free. The collection itself is not of great importance, but it has a terrace from which there are beautiful views.
It is a modern, very spacious rooms, ready to host art exhibitions, concerts, with a good store of memories and a pavilion for the Berardo Collection Museum, where we saw some excellent exhibitions of contemporary art with sculptures, videos, photographs and paintings . In chapter video projection, we saw one that began with the projection on the floor of the room of the silhouette of a mouse running around her and, one after another, you were incorporating many similar shapes to form a real tangle of mice running around the room. In another room we could see projected on three walls and various photographs of the Pavilion of the Spanish Republic in the International Exhibition of Arts and Techniques, held in Paris in 1937. A truly endearing memories of Spanish artistic production during the civil war.
The MUDE (or Museum of Design and Fashion) was originally in Belem, but was closed in 2006 and since 2009 is in the heart of Lisbon, in a building whose interior looks like it's under construction but that is done on purpose. Access is free and it's open every day except Monday from 10 am - 8 pm (10 pm Fridays and Saturdays). It houses an extraordinary collection of 1,000 objects that are renowned for their creative design, such as Phillipe Starck, and over 1,200 pieces by famous fashion designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood and Yves Saint Laurent.
The leading public museum in the country with a beautiful garden and a collection of 44,000 pieces. Next to the applied arts, painting highlights include works by Piero della Francesca, Cranach, Dürer and Bosch. It also has great examples of the Portuguese school and some samples of Portugal's impressive reach, from Brazil to Macao, such as the Japanese screens that represent the Portuguese caravels. Nearby is the exclusive York House Hotel, a haven of peace.
In the most authentic part of Lisbon, next to Santa Luzia viewpoint, is this palace that houses furniture from the sixteenth-eighteenth centuries and period rooms. Together with a beautiful eighteenth century rosewood carved backgammon table, rich Arraiolos carpets and dingy bedrooms. Elsewhere in the building there are craft workshops, which make replicas of antique furniture, lamps and bindings.
In a building adjacent to Jeronimos Monastery, is the Marine Museum which has models of ships that made history, as well as costumes, maps, navigational instruments. There's also a section dedicated to the Pirates of Senegal, which involved the armed forces of Portugal. No pictures of the interior, since theoretically it isn't allowed.
The museum is a cultural center that you can visit plus it has many events. It's in the old Central Valley, in Belém neighborhood, close to the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, the Coach Museum, the Tower of Belém and the Monument to the Discoveries. The architecture is striking with monumental and brick facades. But on entering it is perhaps even more surprising, as it's a machinery site of the old power plant that lit Lisbon. The tours are very educational, showing the history, operation and creation of electricity. In addition, at the end of the tour there is a play area. There's also a spectacular view of the river. A highly recommended and surprising visit.
Nestled within the Fort of Good Success (Fuerte del Buen Suceso) is the Fighter Museum. The League of Combatants of Portugal is based here, as well as in many parts of Portugal. This museum has different batteries used for attacks, as well as rooms with exposed military equipment that has been used.