National Coach Museum

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Praça Afonso de Albuquerque, Lisbon, Portugal

National Coach Museum Lisbon Reviews

Maurizioago Maurizio…
574 reviews
The coaches museum. Jan 24, 2017
The coaches museum (Museu Nacional dos Coches) is located in Belèm. It is housed in a two storeys building that was an old horse riding arena used for training horses and for horse riding exibitions. Here you can see a large collection of horse drawn carriages, chaises and sedan chairs dated from the 17th to the 19th centuries. These belonged to the Portuguese royal family and nobility.

Once you visited the ground floor (it is made of two rooms) you can climb a staircase to the first floor where you can see several portraits of the Braganca dinasty and various other things.
Maurizioago says:
I will post some pics here soon!!!!
Posted on: Jan 24, 2017
irenem says:
Lisbon was beautiful. Did not visit this museum though. All the best, Irene
Posted on: Jan 24, 2017
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Vikram Vikram
311 reviews
Quite interesting and colourful, worth the price! Nov 02, 2014
I have to say this was quite good actually, my only other reference being the Royal Mews adjoining Buckingham Palace (the only other coach display I've visited). Plus, there's free wifi! And it being a Sunday was free!

The museum is housed in the old Horse Riding Arena and has one of the finest collections of historical carriages in the world. There's a whole bunch of information about it given on the Wiki page - The Wiki page also has a list of some of its rarest carriages which I couldn't spot (or don't remember!).

To be fair, if you're not into this sort of thing, all coaches start to look the same! Plus it was hard getting good photos as people kept walking past, and due to the (poor) light, the photos I did take were blurry. Also, for some reason my flash started having problems (when trying to close it) so I was a bit worried (false alarm, everything turned out ok later).

There are two rooms, one that housed other forms of carriages and a top floor with paintings and other exhibits which provided a great spot for me to take pictures of the ground floor (with the carriages).

You wouldn't need more than 45 minutes in here. The crowds, the dim lights and the monotony soon catch up!
The left wing
Not sure how the carriages were di…
Beautiful shot of the main exhibit…
The rather stunning staccato ceili…
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stefmuts says:
The pics look great!
Posted on: Jan 08, 2015
trippin_jen says:
This is interesting indeed! Never thought such museum exist.
Posted on: Jan 08, 2015

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