The 17th century Convento das Bernardas in Lisbon is at present home to the Puppet Museum (also known as the Marionette Museum). This is a wonderful venue to visit for people of all ages, since the exhibits manage to fascinate both the grownups and, understandably enough, the little ones. The collection consists of more the 1,000 puppets gathered from Portugal, as well as from other countries: China, Indonesia, India, Italy, and New Zealand.

There is a clear emphasis laid on the history of the puppet theater in Portugal, but other sundry highlights refer to the Vietnamese water puppets, Burmese shadow puppets, Sicilian opera marionettes, and traditional Russian puppets. This unique museum is an ideal sight worth discovering by families in search of an adequate pastime for the little ones.

The Puppet Museum can be visited with important discounts by Lisbon Card holders.

Puppet Museum (Museu da Marioneta)
Convento das Bernardas, 146, Rua da Esperanca, Lisbon, Portugal
00351 213 942910
00351 213 942819
Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday: 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm
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