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National Tile Museum

The museum collection features decorative ceramic tiles or azulejos from the second half of the 15th century to the present-day. Besides tiles, it includes ceramics, porcelain and faience from the 19th to the 20th century. Its permanent exhibition starts with a display of the materials and techniques used for manufacturing tiles. After this brief introduction, the exhibition route follows a chronological order.

The National Tile Museum was established in 1965 and became a National Museum in 1980. It is located in the former Convent of Madre Deus, founded by Queen D. Leonor in 1509. The Museum went through different building campaigns that involved transformations such as in its 16th-century mannerist cloister; the church which is decorated with remarkable sets of paintings and tiles; the sacristy featuring a Brazilian wood display cabinet and carved wood frames with paintings; the high choir with rich carved gilt wood embellishments; the Chapel of Saint Anthony with an 18th century Baroque decoration and a significant number of canvases by the painter André Gonçalves. 

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Contacts and
Localization

Governing body:
DGPC
Director:
Maria Antónia Pinto de Matos
Address:
Rua Madre de Deus, 4 - 1900-312 Lisboa
GPS:
Lat: 38.72079063989071 Long: -9.117057557038834
Phone(s):
+ 351 218 100 340
Fax(s):
+ 351 218 100 369
E-mail:
geral@mnazulejo.dgpc.pt
Site:
http://www.museudoazulejo.pt/

Urban Bus: 718, 742, 794, 28 e 759
Subway: Estação de Santa Apolónia (a 20 min. do MNAz) com ligação de autocarros

Terça-feira a domingo, das 10h00 às 18h00.

Encerrado ao público às Segunda-feira e nos feriados de 1 de janeiro, domingo de Páscoa, 1 de maio e 25 de dezembro.

Biblioteca: segunda a sexta-feira: 10h00-12h30 e 14h00-17h30.

Admission

Standard Ticket: - 5,00 €

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Exemptions:

The entrance is free in National Museums and Monuments at sundays and holidays until 2 p.m. for residents in Portugal.

Children aged 12 and under*
Unemployed EU citizens*
Visitors with reduced mobility (60% disability with documents to prove it) accompanied by one attendant.
ICOM, ICOMOS and APOM members
Researchers /conservators/restorers, museum and/or heritage professionals during the course of their work*
Cultural associations (exclusively for groups of friends of museums, monuments, palaces DGPC)*
Volunteers working for the DGPC with one accompanying person*
European Heritage Days (Sunday)
International Day of Monuments and Sites - 18 April (exclusively for DGPC Monuments)
International Museum Day - 18 May (exclusively for DGPC museums and palaces)
Late-night Museums and Thursday Nights (access restricted to activities organised by the DGPC)
Tourism professionals upon presentation of a proof of registration with the RNAAT
Journalists during the course of their work* with prior notice
DGPC employees* with 3 accompanying persons
Teachers and students of any level of education, including universities for senior citizens, during study visits duly proven, and upon prior reservation confirmed by the relevant Dependent Service*
Groups of accredited Portuguese welfare institutions or social work departments of municipalities or other public interest institutions. Prior approval is required from the DGPC executive board.

* Proof of entitlement required.

Discounts:

Visitors aged 65 or older* - 50%
Student’s card (not for study visits) - 50%
Youth Card - 50%
Family ticket (minimum 4 members of near family or similar) - 50%
Protocols with third party institutions - 20%
Purchase of over 250 tickets per visit with a minimum 48h notice – 7.5%
Purchase of over 500 tickets per visit with a minimum 48h notice - 10%
Purchase of over 1000 tickets per visit with a minimum 48h notice - 15%

Combined Tickets
Riverfront - National Museum of Ancient Art + National Tile Museum + National Pantheon - 15,00 €
Lisbon - 8 Lisbon Museums (Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves House-Museum + Music Museum + Chiado Museum + National Museum of Ancient Art + National Tile Museum + National Costume Museum + National Theatre Museum + National Pantheon) - 25,00 €
Tile and Pantheon: National Pantheon + Tile Museum - 7,00 €

General Rules
Advance reservation required for groups exceeding 50 persons.
Concessions for bulk tickets will not apply to Combined Tickets.
All concessions applicable to individual tickets will apply to Combined Tickets and guided tours, except for guided tours after closing time.
Advance purchase vouchers are valid up to one year.
Concessions cannot be combined with any other offers.
Smoking or eating is not allowed during visits.

* Proof of entitlement required.

·          Catálogo Casa Perfeitíssima. 500 Anos da Fundação do Mosteiro da Madre de Deus. Celebrating 500 Years of the Foundation of the Convent of Madre de Deus 1509-2009. Lisboa: Instituto dos Museus e da Conservação, 2009.

 

·          Catálogo da Exposição A Cerâmica Portuguesa da Monarquia à República

Catálogo com 225 páginas, integrado por oito estudos, de outros tantos especialistas portugueses, sobre a cerâmica portuguesa entre 1870 e 1910.

Com design gráfico da Artlandia, foi produzido com o apoio da Comissão para as Comemorações do Centenário da República.

O Museu assegurou a coordenação científica e editorial, assim como a elaboração de um dos textos e das 178 fichas técnicas referentes às peças que integram e exposição. 2010.

 

·     Catálogo Um Gosto Português. O uso do azulejo no século XVII, Athena/Museu Nacional do Azulejo, julho de 2012, 400 páginas, encadernado.

 

·     Catálogo Da Flandres. Os azulejos encomendados por D. Teodósio I, 5º Duque de Bragança (c. 1510-1563), Museu Nacional do Azulejo/Fundação da Casa de Bragança, outubro de 2012.

 

·     Catálogo Três Estrelas e Um Menino. Presépios de Delfim Manuel, Museu Nacional do Azulejo, dezembro de 2012.

 

·     Catálogo O Exótico nunca está em casa? A China na faiança e no azulejo portugueses (séculos XVII-XVIII). Textos e entradas de catálogo de Maria Antónia Pinto de Matos, Alexandra Curvelo, Alexandre Pais, João Pedro Monteiro e Constança Azevedo Lima. 2013.

 

·     Catálogo Laboratório #7. O Poder do Fazer / The Power of Making. Lisboa, Direcção-Geral do Património Cultural, Museu Nacional do Azulejo, 2013. Alexandre Pais. 2013.

 

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