One of the most awe-inspiring museums in Lisbon is surely Antonio Medeiros e Almeida, which despite its being not that much known and small size is definitely worth a visit. This museum is, however, not the only small one. So today together with Antonio Medeiros e Almeida we will also explore other small museums in this city.
Antonio Medeiros e Almeida Museum
Antonio Medeiros e Almeida Museum houses an amazing collection of the 17th-20th century fine arts. You will get a chance to explore decorative and applied arts as well. The masterpieces are nestled in twenty-five rooms. One big section is devoted to the European painting and sculpture with highlights like George Romney and Thomas Gainsborough. Visitors can also admire Napoleon’s dinner table which is presented in the Silver Room and the fountains brought from the famous Palace of Versailles and shown in the Lake Room. There is also glamor furniture collection designed by Francois Linke and various fabulous items dating back to the 17th century.
Lisbon City Museum
The City Museum was opened in 1942 at the Palace of Mitra. Now it’s situated in the Pimenta Palace at Campo Grande. The goal of the City Museum is to collect and document the years long history of Lisbon; from the ancient days to current times. It’s open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 am. On Sundays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm you will be able to enter free, on other days the entrance fee is 2 Euros, while for seniors over 65 it’s only one Euro.
The Orient Museum is concentrated on the relationship that existed between the East and the West, with Portugal as an intermediary. The biggest mission of this museum is to testify the value of the Portuguese presence in Asia and various Asian cultures, in the fields of History, Art and Anthropology, to find Portuguese soul in different cultures and explore its influence on them. The collection belongs to Portugal’s Orient Foundation and includes Indo-Portuguese pieces, Chinese, Japanese and Indonesian ceramics, textiles, furnishings, paintings and masks. Asian food is served at the restaurant nestled on the top floor, and there is also a cafe on the lower level, and a shop by the entrance, therefore here you will never get bored: there are a lot of activities to dive in.
The Electricity Museum is located in Belem: one of the main visited districts of Lisbon. The museum is the architectural landmark of the city and a popular tourist destination as well. It is located in a former therm-electric central, with all the machinery in good condition. Here you will get an excellent opportunity to see exhibits on renewable energy, production and distribution of electricity and an interactive section with experiments on electrical phenomena. You will discover all the things connected to electricity.
Carris is a public transport company in Lisbon. More than a hundred years of history is included in this museum where visitors can explore the evolution of public transport in Lisbon. The museum includes two areas the connection of which is made on board a tram from the early twentieth century. In the first room you will find documents and small decorations, and in the second room, exactly in the old workshop, you will admire an exhibition dedicated to trams, buses and other machines. The museum is an interesting place to discover new things and it’s totally different from other museums where you see masterpieces of famous sculptures and artists, hence it will be enjoyable to spend an hour there.
These places are small in their size but what you will see inside will really shock you!