History


The Geological Museum dates from 1859, when the Kingdom’s Geological Commission settled in The Convent of Nossa Senhora de Jesus da Ordem Terceira de S. Francisco. The origin of the museum derives from the specimens collected in the field work of Geological Commissions and later of the Geological Survey of Portugal, the Geological and Mining Institute and currently of the National Laboratory of Energy and Geology.

As pioneers of Portuguese Geology, it is worth to highlight: Carlos Ribeiro, Nery Delgado, Paul Choffat whose work has led to the current reference collections that serve the scientific community.

The arrangement of the collections, as well as the furniture and interior design of the exhibition, reflect the type of museology of the nineteenth-century, from which few examples remain in Europe, therefore being considered by experts as a “Museum of Museums”.

The Geological Museum is part of the Portuguese Museums Network  and was classified in 2010 as “Property of Public Interest”, given the “incalculable scientific value of the collections that it preserves and its exhibition space, which is already a reference by itself of nineteenth-century museography, its classification systems and display of specimens, actually a “museum of museums’ of the mineralogical, paleontological and archaeological history, whose recognition and preservation should be safeguarded within the classification of the set”.

Exhibitions


28 September, 2019

100 Million Years of History of Lisbon

Exhibition dedicated to the geology of Lisbon, from its oldest formation outcrops of the Late Cretaceous to the Quaternary. Each one of the display cases is dedicated to a certain...

28 September, 2019

The (first) 27 Marvels of the Geological Museum

Once so much has been said about the wonders of the world and Portugal, it was considered appropriate to bring to public notice other kind of "wonders" which, though smaller,...

28 September, 2019

Portugal before Man

This exhibition comprises 18 display cases gathering the main Portuguese fossils representative of the different periods of Earth's History, particularizing the case of the Portuguese territory.

28 September, 2019

100 Million Years of History of Lisbon

28 September, 2019

The (first) 27 Marvels of the Geological Museum

28 September, 2019

Portugal before Man

Collections


Prehistoric Archeology Collection

Portuguese Stratigraphy Collection

Scientific Instruments Collection

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Prehistoric Archeology Collection

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Portuguese Stratigraphy Collection

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Scientific Instruments Collection

Information


Due to the extraordinary measures related to the containment of covid-19 pandemic, the Geological Museum will remain closed until further guidance.


Opening time

Open: Monday to Saturday, from 10.00 to 18.00

Closed: Sunday and public holidays

Prices

Adult – 5 €

Senior Citizens – 5 €

Students (individual) – 2,5 €

Children (under 10 years old) – Free

School groups – 1,50 € por aluno

Teachers – Free when monitoring school groups

Circuitos Ciência Viva” Card – The presentation of the card will result in a 50% reduction in the price of adult, senior and student (individual) tickets.

First Saturday of the month – Free

Payment Method: Cash

Guided visits

It is mandatory to book in advance guided visits to the Museum for schools or other groups.

The guided visits for groups will only be considered when the number of participants is more than 15.

Recommendations

At the Geological Museum, visitors may not:

  • Bring pets, eat or drink, touch the objects on display, smoke.
  • Use flash photography or film without prior authorization.
  • Bags, packs and umbrellas must be placed in a locker.

 

For public protection, the Geological Museum is under surveillance of a closed-circuit television (according to law nº 67/98 of October 26).

Location


 

Rua da Academia das Ciências, Nº 19 – 2º
1249-280 Lisboa
Phone: +351 21 346 39 15
email: museugeol@lneg.pt

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Guided tours


It is mandatory to book guided tours of the Museum in advance for schools or groups.

Guided tours for groups will only be considered if the number of participants exceeds 15.

 

 

Schedule


Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 6 pm. Closed on Sundays and public holidays.

The ticket office closes half an hour before the Museum closes.