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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
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The best collection of masks and puppets is in Lisbon!

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The best collection of masks and puppets is in Lisbon!

Visit the Puppet Museum and discover a fantastic world of stories, fantasy and emotion!

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An unexpectedly magical moment

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 October 2016
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Paris, France
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Ohio, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Sue L
Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank Miguel M
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank 699chantalt
New England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Quite a large collection of puppets and masks. Interesting information about some of the major Portuguese puppeteers. Right now (Mar. '16) there's an interesting temporary exhibit showing the settings for an animated Czech film. The museum will make you want to go home and make a puppet theater with your kids or grandkids.

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Thank Beverly J
Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

Beautiful collection of very different puppets from all over the world. Great building, pretty display, chance to play your own theatre.

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Little Falls, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Beautifully curated puppets from all over the world. Especially interesting is the historical development in Portugal. Can see everything in under an hour but there's enough to occupy those interested in reading all the cards and seeing the videos. Kids will like the opportunity to use the puppets in a real stage. The admin knows about puppet performances around Lisbon,... More 

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