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Statues of historical figures, including Henry the Navigator, can be seen in the entrance Hall. The museum is located in two separate buildings on either side of the Planétario Calouste Gulbenkian. Visitors will be particularly interested to follow the history of the period of the Great Discoveries as they pass from room to room, not forgetting the history of the Portuguese navy from the 15C to the present time. It is surprising to see how frail the caravels and frigates were to set off on such great ventures! Also note the collection of figureheads and navigation instruments, such as 15C astrolabes. The modern part is also particularly well represented with models of warships and submarines. The Pavilhão das Galeotas contains a collection of magnificent ceremonial galliots. The most impressive is the one richly decorated by the French ornamentalist, Pillement, for the wedding of the future King Joao VI in 1785, a reminder of the pomp and refined taste of 18C celebrations.

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  • Jun-Sep: Tue-Sun 10am-6pm; Oct-May: Tue-Sun 10am-5pm - closed Bank Hols

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