National Museum of Ethnology

Local nameMuseu Nacional de Etnologia
LocationBelém, Lisbon, Portugal

The National Museum of Ethnology is an ethnology museum in Lisbon, Portugal. The museum holds in its collections the most relevant ethnographic heritage in Portugal. It is responsible for the safeguarding and management of nearly half a million items.

The museum's ethnographic collections are divided into two separate groups. There is the collection assembled by the National Museum of Ethnology's staff dating from the museum's launch in 1962, created by the team who introduced the field of modern anthropology to Portugal. These collections, totaling 42,000 objects, are representative of 80 countries and 5 continents, with greater emphasis on cultures from Africa, Asia and South America, and traditional Portuguese culture.

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Opening hours

Tue: 2pm - 6 pm
Wed - Sun: 10 am - 6 pm



More information and contact


Official Website

Phone +351 213 041 160;+351 213 041 169

Coordinates 38°42'17.193" N -9°12'30.221" E

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