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Attended a business event and the organizers provided tickets for the museum. Great idea and learned a lot - not surprising given Portuguese historical engagement in the Orient.
Well worth including on any visit to the city.
While we are approaching Tower de Belem, we see Museu do Oriente on Avenida Brasilia. As such we enter to view the displays inside. Worth a visit if you have preliminary ideas on the history of Asian countries.
I visited in mid April and the museum was virtually empty. This is a shame as it has some very interesting artefacts and there is a great story to tell about Portugal’s history in the East. The problem is that the panel texts are flat...More
We went on a weekday and had the place virtually to ourselves! Such a shame as they have a huge exhibition on of Chinese Opera. Lots of beautiful costumes and very well curated. It is vast and we borrowed a wheelchair.
The other floor has...More
The museum displays asian artifacts collected from mostly former Portugese colonies in the orient. Most interesting were the maps showing how much territory the Portugese held during the 15th - 18th centuries. Had an interesting collection of crucifixes, probably for export. Top floor had a...More
This museum is quite modern and is very well curated with explanations in Portuguese and English. It concentrates on the Far East however we couldn’t see anything from the Malacca area though the Portuguese were only there for 130 years,
We found the Japanese collection...More