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Geological Museum of Lisbon

Last Updated: 31st Oct 2013

Museu Geológico de Lisboa

The building at Academia das

Ciências de Lisboa Street

Welcome to Museu Geológico de Lisboa!

Cu-rich stockwork, Neves Corvo

Old compass

Museu Geológico (Geological Museum) has began to be organized by 1859 with the items assembled during the works of the Geological Commissions and later on of the Portuguese Geological Survey and The Geological Mining Institute.

Its samples (fossils, rocks, minerals and archaeologic objects) are open to the national and international scientific community.

Museu Geológico is located at the very place of birth of the Portuguese Geology and Archaeology which gives it an unique value in the history of the national science.

The exhibition furniture and the inside architecture of the building all strongly reflect the XIX century type of museology. This is rare in Europe nowadays and has led experts to consider it as a "Museum of Museums".

Paleontology hall

Aragonite, Preguiça

This Museum holds a small mineral collection with very interesting Portuguese specimens, some genuine classics, which should also be visited.

To whet your interest take a look http://www.mindat.org/article.php/830

Cruziana Beirense



Meandrina, Moinho do Cabaço

Ammonite, Coimbra

Dinosaur footprints, C. Mondego

Dinosaur dorsal vertebras

Dinosaur bones

Ammonites from Conducia

Petrified wood

Lourinhã dinosaur bones

Sea urchin fossil

Museu Geológico de Lisboa
Rua Academia das Ciência, 19-2nd floor, 1200-003 Lisbon, Portugal
Thursday to Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
Closed on Sunday, Monday and national holidays

Lisbon map

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