Medeiros e Almeida Museum
Medeiros e Almeida Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This is a 25-room collection of 17th to 20th century arts, originally amassed by a private collector. A true find.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Marquês de Pombal • 6 min walk
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  • mikatu
    Basel, Switzerland342 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting and eclectic museum.
    This museum has something for everyone. It is an old noble house packed with interesting stuff, from watches to old porcelain to furniture to tapestries. There is even a room with a big fountain inside... how cool is that?
    Visited July 2023
    Written 20 August 2023
  • Adrian W
    Trowbridge, United Kingdom126 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Museum in Lisbon?
    In our view, the best museum in Lisbon! The collection of a rich couple who clearly had excellent taste, this museum is beautifully displayed and, at least when we visited, wonderfully uncrowded. The variety of exhibits on display make this a very easy place to visit and there is little chance of getting bored. Great value too, strongly recommended.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 September 2023
  • Alexey S
    London, United Kingdom165 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely worth visiting
    Be there for a nice stroll of the private house and art collection of one of the wealthiest man in Portugal. There was absolutely no-one around when I was visiting at the very end of September which only helped to enjoy that even place more. Gave me an unforgettable feeling of something real..
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 6 October 2023
  • BunclodySen1
    Jerusalem, Israel57 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonderful collection of objects of virtu in a magnificent setting in Lisbon city centre.
    In the interest of total transparency, I and 12 other collectors are exhibiting 161 Chinese snuff bottles At this museum. We just had our annual International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society convention, this year in Lisbon Portugal. As part of the convention we funded and helped set up an exhibition of 161 snuff bottles and snuff dishes. We also funded a catalogue with all items illustrated. The exhibition will be up til 7.January 2024 (+- 3 months). But the museum is much much more than our exhibition. There are superb holdings of Porcelain, both Western and East Asian; jewelry; Christian Religious Iconography; and many more items too numerous to mention. And all in a magnificent former Home, with superb painted ceilings, and superb Portuguese paintings. Well recommended.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 October 2023
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Liz P
Leeds, UK481 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This is a stunning museum in the former home of an incredibly wealthy Portuguese businessman. The contents are exquisite and as it was incredibly quiet when we visited, we were able to have plenty of time to look round.
Written 1 December 2023
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BunclodySen1
Jerusalem, Israel57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
In the interest of total transparency, I and 12 other collectors are exhibiting 161 Chinese snuff bottles
At this museum.
We just had our annual International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society convention, this year in Lisbon
Portugal.
As part of the convention we funded and helped set up an exhibition of 161 snuff bottles and snuff dishes. We also funded a catalogue with all items illustrated.
The exhibition will be up til 7.January 2024 (+- 3 months).
But the museum is much much more than our exhibition.
There are superb holdings of Porcelain, both Western and East Asian; jewelry; Christian Religious
Iconography; and many more items too numerous to mention. And all in a magnificent former
Home, with superb painted ceilings, and superb Portuguese paintings.
Well recommended.
Written 19 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Alexey S
London, UK165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Be there for a nice stroll of the private house and art collection of one of the wealthiest man in Portugal. There was absolutely no-one around when I was visiting at the very end of September which only helped to enjoy that even place more. Gave me an unforgettable feeling of something real..
Written 6 October 2023
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Adrian W
Trowbridge, UK126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
In our view, the best museum in Lisbon! The collection of a rich couple who clearly had excellent taste, this museum is beautifully displayed and, at least when we visited, wonderfully uncrowded. The variety of exhibits on display make this a very easy place to visit and there is little chance of getting bored. Great value too, strongly recommended.
Written 14 September 2023
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mikatu
Basel, Switzerland342 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
This museum has something for everyone. It is an old noble house packed with interesting stuff, from watches to old porcelain to furniture to tapestries.
There is even a room with a big fountain inside... how cool is that?
Written 21 August 2023
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Tanishka T
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
It’s not open on a Monday as it states here. Wasted a taxi fare based on Trip Advisor information. All Museums are shut on Mondays in Europe but open weekends.
Written 8 May 2023
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Tasstraveller
Brisbane, Australia83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Wow! This museum is beautifully laid out with a range of beautiful furniture, silver, porcelain and jewellery to list a few types.
If you like watches and clocks this is the place for you. Some very unique pieces.
Well worth a visit. So far this is my 4th palace/museum I've visited in Lisbon. This is definitely my favourite so far. So many rooms I walked into and said "wow"!
Only €6, a real hidden gem in a street off Avenue da Liberdade near Marques do Pombol roundabout.
Written 3 May 2023
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dianab3852017
Toronto, Canada11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
My husband and I had been in Lisbon for a couple of weeks and were looking for something to do on one of our last days there. We enjoy house museums and the Medeiros e Almeida House Museum popped up in our search. What a find! There were very few people there so we were able to quietly enjoy our exploration of this hidden gem.

This quickly became one of our favourite museums in Portugal. An absolutely stunning private collection of primarily decorative arts. The timepieces, the fans, the furniture…so much to see in these 27 rooms. Truly a beautiful collection.

Do stop and watch the short movie about the collector…an interesting story.

I would have purchased a book on the collector and collection but there wasn’t one available yet….apparently an English one is in the process so next time.
Written 19 April 2023
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jeffrey b
San Antonio, TX9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Outstanding museum. Incredible display of one family’s collection and story. Most enjoyable experience in Lisbon as we did not have to encounter a huge crowd of tourists
Written 17 April 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,154 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Located in a beautiful mansion, this is the private collection of a very rich family. An amazing assortment of riches from dishes to silver to jewelry to classic French furniture to time pieces. Plus the decorations of the lovely house with tile work. It take a little work to read the descriptions on the cards. Bring your glasses.
Written 1 April 2023
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