National Costume Museum
The National Costume Museum showcases a vast collection of historic clothing and accessories spanning from the 18th century to the present day. Its permanent collection is rotated so as to highlight exhibits from different periods, styles or trends. Collections in Detail is a line of temporary exhibitions shedding light on some exhibits or exploring particular themes. It is located at the Palace of Angeja-Palmela, in a former Lisbon recreation farm, and its garden - the Monteiro-Mor Botanical Park – has the same opening hours.
It was inaugurated in 1977 following the exhibition entitled The Civil Costume in Portugal, promoted by Natália Correia Guedes, who would become its first director.
It is made up of donations from private parties and also from costumes and accessories from other national museums. In subsequent years and until today private donors were mainly responsible for enriching the collection.
This palace, which was named after the two families who owned it, was built to the orders of the 3rd Marquis of Angueja, who had planned to house its collection of natural history and a botanical garden in this space. The mansion was refurbished but the natural history museum failed to materialise; instead, there are still some architectural vestiges like the present-day restaurant and the green house.
The palace, including the garden and the recreation farm, were purchased by the State in 1975 to install the museum.
The botanical garden, which once included an agricultural land, extends for over 11 hectares. It was presumably started by Domingos Vandelli in the second half of the 18th century, during the time of the 3rd Marquis of Angeja, and continued in the 19th century by the Palmela family.
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- Governing body:
- Clara Vaz Pinto
- Largo Júlio de Castilho - Lumiar 1600-483 Lisboa
- Lat: 38.77557006746098 Long: -9.165009424606296
- (351) 217 567 620
Urban Bus: Nºs 703, 736, 796
Subway: A estação de metropolitano do Lumiar fica a cerca de 5min. a pé. Aconselha-se a consulta dos mapas da zona da estação, pois a sinalética exterior apenas se encontra a partir da Av. Padre Cruz.
Museum and park: Tuesdays - 14h00 - 18h00; Wednesday - Sunday - 10h00 - 18h00 (last call 17h30).
Library: Moday - Friday: 10h00-13h00 and 14h00-17h00.
Closed: Moday ( all day) e Tuesday (oorning); january 1st, Easter Sunday, mai 1st, july 13th , december 24th and 25th.
Standard Ticket: - 4,00 €
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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, castles and archaeological sites)*
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.
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%
Monteiro-Mor: National Theatre Museum, National Costume Museum and Monteiro-Mor Park - 6,00 €
Monteiro-Mor Park - 3,00 €
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 €
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.
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Last change: 12 December 2017
Rede Portuguesa de Museus
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A Rede Portuguesa de Museus é composta pelos 146 museus que atualmente a integram. A riqueza do seu universo reside na diversidade de tutelas, de coleções, de espaços e instalações, de atividades educativas e culturais, de modelos de relação com as comunidades e de sistemas de gestão.