Schedules, prices and history of Tile Museum

Schedules of Tile Museum

    Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm.
    Close : Mondays and December 25, January 1, Easter Sunday, May 1 and June 13.

Address : Rua Madre de Deus 4. 1900-312 Lisboa.

Tile Museum ticket

  • 25 to 64 years : 8,00 Euros.
  • 13 to 24 years and 65 or + years : 4,00 euros.
  • Buy Tile Museum ticket
  • Lisboa Card holders : Free.
    – Until 12 years : Free.
    – Sundays and holidays, for residents in Portugal : Free.
    – With a disability equal or more than 60% + 1 companion : Free.

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History of 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 17th to the 21th 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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