- Maritime Museum (Lisbon)
The Maritime Museum ( _pt. Museu de Marinha) of
Lisbonis dedicated to all aspects of the History of navigationin Portugal. The museum is administered by the Portuguese Navyand is located in the touristic district of Belém. It occupies a part of the neo- ManuelineWestern wing of the Jerónimos Monastery(together with the National Museum of Archaeology) as well as a modern annex built to the North of the monastery.
The history of the museum is deeply related to King Luís I (1838-1889), who was a lover of oceanographic studies and an accomplished navigator himself. He created in 1863 a collection of items related to the preservation of maritime history of Portugal, a collection that was enlarged in the following decades, culminating in the inauguration of the Maritime Museum in 1963 in its present location.
The exhibits include historical paintings, archaeological items and many scale models of ships used in Portugal since the 15th century. It is one of the most visited Portuguese museums.
Museu Nacional de Arqueologia
References and external links
* [http://museu.marinha.pt/Museu/Site/PT/SobreMuseu/Historial/ Museu da Marinha website (in Portuguese).]
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