The Folk Art Museum of Lisbon opened its gates in 1948, eight years after the 1940 Portuguese World Exhibition which gave the authorities in charge the idea of setting up a museum of this kind. The museum offers an all-comprehensive image of the Portuguese people in terms of traditional crafts (but not only), trying to underline the specificity of the centuries old practices.

Thus, visitors can admire a miscellaneous range of collections: from ceramics, basketry and fishery to furniture, agricultural tools, metalwork and textiles. Obviously, there’s a lot to see at the Folk Art Museum, visitors being able to make an overall idea about the traditional crafts of Portugal, as well as to study the differences between the sundry regions of the country.

Lisbon Card holders can enter the museum for free.

Folk Art Museum (Museu de Arte Popular)
Avenida de Brasilia, Lisbon, Portugal
00351 213 011282 / 00351 213 011675 / 00351 213 011128
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