Located in one of Lisbon’s metro stations, the museum houses one of Europe’s richest collections of musical instruments. Among them are National Treasures such as the Chevillard Stradivarius cello – King of Portugal, the Antunes harpsichord or the Pascal Taskin harpsichord. The collection dates from the 16th to the 21st centuries comprising instruments of both classical and popular traditions. Apart from the instruments mentioned, the Museum also houses a Documentation Centre, where visitors can find documents as well as phonograms and musical iconography. Its vast cultural programme includes concerts, theme tours and workshops.

Opening Hours
Monday to Saturday from 10h00-18h00 (last entry 17h30).

Sunday, 1 January, Easter Sunday, 1 May, 13 June, 24 and 25 December.

Rua João de Freitas Branco
1500-359 Lisboa

Metro: Estação do Alto dos Moinhos (Linha Azul)
Alto dos Moinhos Metro Station (Blue line)
Telefone +351 217 710 990
Fax +351 217 710 999

GPS 38° 44′ 58,47″ N | 9° 10′ 48,04″ W


To contribute expertise on national and ethnic music;
To co-host the Performigrations Art-Installation in Lisbon, in collaboration with INET-MD INSTITUTO DE ETNOMUSICOLOGIA CENTRO DE ESTUDOS EM MÚSICA E DANÇA;
To organise a Performigrations musical event (February 2016)