The National Archeology Museum shares the same exhibition space with the Maritime Museum, namely, the west wing of the Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon. The National Archeology Museum has been part of the said monastery since 1903, though the institution proper was founded one decade earlier, in 1893, by Jose Leite de Vasconcelos, a remarkable archeologist of the time.

This museum takes pride in showcasing the most important and largest collection of archeological findings in Portugal, representing, at the same time, the most notable Portuguese institution dedicated to specialized researches in the field. Roughly speaking, the museum displays two permanent collections: one dedicated to the archeological findings excavated throughout Portugal, and one to Egyptian antiques, covering a sequence of time from the prehistoric era to the Moorish dominion.

Some of the highlights refer to the collection of gold jewels, to the funerary art works located in the Egyptian section of the museum, as well as to the collection of Roman mosaics (said to be the most significant in Portugal). Also worthy of attention are the two 1st century AD Lusitanian Warriors carved in granite which flank the entrance to the museum.

Holders of a Lisbon Card are entitled to enter the National Archeology Museum for free.

National Archeology Museum (Museu Nacional de Arqueologia)
Praca do Imperio, Lisbon, Portugal
00351 213 620000
00351 213 620016
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