Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência

Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência
Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência

Science and Knowledge

The Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência (MUHNAC), University of Lisbon, is a centre of education, science and culture in the heart of Lisbon.

Although its location hosts teaching institutions since the early 17th century, the Museum has its origins in the Royal Museum and Botanical Garden of Ajuda, created in the 18th century. MUHNAC is loaded with science and history. Among its highlights are the Botanical Garden, the Laboratorio Chimico and its beautiful amphitheatre, the Astronomical Observatory and the former Riding Hall of the Colégio dos Nobres. The Museum includes also the Lisbon Astrononomical Observatory, located in Tapada da Ajuda.

Apart from exhibitions, visitors can enjoy a diversified programme of activities aiming at stimulating curiosity and understanding about Nature and Science, as well as bringing the University of Lisbon closer to society.

Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência

Rua da Escola Politécnica, 56-58
1250-102 Lisboa
+351 21 392 18 08


Tuesday-Friday: 10a.m.-5p.m.; 
Saturday and sunday: 11a.m.-6p.m.; 
Closed: Mondays and public holidays.

Disabled access
Accessible route to the entrance:
  • Partial
Accessible entrance:
  • Partial
Reception area suitable for people with special needs
Accessible circulation inside:
  • Partial
Accessible areas/services:
  • Shop
  • Bar/Café
  • Toilets
Care skills:
  • Visual impairment
  • Hearing impairment
  • Motor disability
  • Mental disability
Credit cards accepted

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