The National Ethnology Museum is housed in a building specially constructed for this purpose in line with the most modern museological theories.
The National Museum of Ethnology's collection has around 40.000 objects from different parts of the world, although most of them are from Portugal – mainland and islands – and its former colonies.
The museum currently hosts its permanent exhibition “The museum, many things”. It is built around seven rotating main themes: Balinese shadow theatre; dolls from Southwest Angola; pot lids with sayings from Cabinda; masks and puppets from Mali; Portuguese folk music instruments; tallies from Rio de Onor; and Franklim’s sculpture, which are a result of an intensive internship programme promoted by the museum. Besides, the museum provides public access to two reserve collections: the Rural Life Galleries featuring objects assembled from the agricultural, grazing, traditional technologies and home utensils collections; and the Amazonian Galleries including objects from around 40 Amazon tribes, especially from Brazil
Avenida Ilha da Madeira, Lisboa.
Tusdays from 14h00 to 18h00. From Wednesdays to Sundays, from 10h00 to 18h00.
Previously booked tours
Groups: 5 - 25 people
Schools: Wednesdays and Fridays.
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 14h30 - Rural Life Galleries
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 15h30 - Amazonian Galleries
Booking Schedule: Wednesdays 9h30 -13h00; 14h00 - 17h30
Bus: 28, 714, 732.
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