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Puppet Museum

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Address: Rua da Esperanca 146 | Convento das Bernardas, Lisbon 1200-660, Portugal
Phone Number:
+351 21 394 2810
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The best collection of masks and puppets is in Lisbon!

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The best collection of masks and puppets is in Lisbon!

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Uncommon museum, don't miss it

There are a lot of art museums in every city. But this is something else. This museum shows collections of puppets from the whole world and wide range of history (up to the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Michal K
Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There are a lot of art museums in every city. But this is something else. This museum shows collections of puppets from the whole world and wide range of history (up to the present days). I think it can be really interesting for both adults and children. And there was also a temporary exhibition devoted to creating of animated puppet... More 

Thank Michal K
Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This comprised a great exhibition of cartoons - which was free, and a permanent exhibition - cost €5. An hour was plenty for the lot, but we found it varied, well presented and enjoyable.

Thank Pepperwell
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Small museum but some beautiful puppets and excellent curation, €5 to enter, not a far walk from the centre and not difficult to find if you have a gps map

Thank Scott B
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

An unexpectedly magical moment in this beautifully curated museum. Marionettes from many countries. Some displays have short movies of the marionettes in action, which is helpful, especially so for the Vietnamese water puppets. Great African puppets of animals. A delightful cooling break from walking around the streets.

Thank ferch12
Ohio, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Unlike other reviewers, we did not find it hard to find. We walked from our hotel and spent an interesting hour here. We are English-speaking and asked for the audio guide. Staff said it wasn't up to date, but we found it helpful and it is included in the admission. A separate room left of the ticket counter has the... More 

1 Thank Sue L
Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

This museum is a little difficult to find and even when we were at the entrance it was not particularly obvious we had found it, look for the large set of steps! There is an entrance fee of 5 euros. Photographs without flash are allowed. The museum is packed with puppets from all over the world including Europe, Africa and... More 

Thank HolidayForUs
New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

This was one of the best museums I have ever seen, and completely unique. I left having learned things I didn't even realize I didn't know, like that the word "Marionette" is thought to have come from the fact that early European puppet shows were to teach the illiterate about Christianity where Mary was a main character. The puppets and... More 

Thank Betsy M
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Reviewed 5 May 2016

This museum was in walking distance from our apartment in Bairro Alto so we decided to walk over and visit it. It contains marionettes, puppets, masks, and costumes from throughout the world. They are very colorful and of different sizes and there are videos that one can watch.

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Reviewed 3 April 2016

this a great pupet museum. Instaled in an old beautiful convent, this pupet museum has several examples of pupets throughout the history. Very well organised spaces with a nice exibhition layout

Thank Miguel M
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

The puppet museum has some lovely and interesting exhibits, also a (free) exhibition on the making of a film (Little) which was fascinating with original sets.

Thank 699chantalt

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