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Lisbon National Army Museum

Posted by C M Dodson on 16 Jan 2019, 20:16

Portuguese National Army Museum


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This very old and prestigious building is located on the waterfront just past the Cruise Terminal as you are heading away from the main square.

Entrance is charged at three Euros per adult.

Upon entry there is a large room with a massive array of various old cannon including some very old breech loading items. Der Feldmarschall demonstrates.


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Upon ascending the stairs there are two fine armoured knights one of which's horse  was fed by the Feldmarschall.

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There is a section about the Napoleonic wars with various artefacts, uniforms and weapons.

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Portugal was heavily involved in the First World War and there is a large area dedicated to this.

Machine guns, cannon etc are all evidenced here.

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Moving on we have items from the Renaissance era through to the modern day including some rather dreadful model soldiers.


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Outside is an immense array of cannon barrels. A rather disappointing shop is located by the exit.

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All in all, great value for the enthusiast but unfortunately the place exudes a feeling of being unloved.

Dioramas, campaign information and better lighting would all help bring this interesting
museum to life.

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Posted by Kekso on 10 Feb 2019, 22:44

Awesome photos. Thanks.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 10 Feb 2019, 23:29

:thumbup: Thanks for posting. BB
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Posted by Fire at Will on 11 Feb 2019, 07:44

All in all, great value for the enthusiast but unfortunately the place exudes a feeling of being unloved.

Dioramas, campaign information and better lighting would all help bring this interesting
museum to life.


I agree having been there, and some directions around the rooms would help so you do them in the correct order

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Here's my blog with some more pictures
https://willwarweb.blogspot.com/2015/12/museu-nacional-militar-lisbon.html

There is also the Museu do Combatente near the tower of Belem concerned with more recent conflicts
https://willwarweb.blogspot.com/2015/11/museu-do-combatente-lisbon.html
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Posted by C M Dodson on 11 Feb 2019, 08:47

Hello Mr fire at will.

Thank you for the links.

I have visited the maritime museum at Belem but did not know about the conflict one.

We are back in Lisbon next year so I will have a look.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by guilhem on 11 Feb 2019, 09:04

Excellent, I see japonese MG?
Maybe it is a chinise MG, the portugese army may find this in Angola during the Angola War.
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Posted by Peter on 16 Aug 2019, 19:51

My first thought when I saw the following picture:

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that Der Feldmarshall was checking if the knight and horse were clean (no dust!) enough to go to battle! :mrgreen:

Thanks for sharing! ;-) :thumbup:
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Posted by C M Dodson on 16 Aug 2019, 20:30

I can see your line of thinking!

No. She is feeding it.

Bonkers but lovely.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 17 Aug 2019, 05:07

Was the building previously a barracks home to some prestigious cavalry regiment or something like that?
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Posted by C M Dodson on 17 Aug 2019, 07:32

Hello Mr B.

The building was originally a 16th Century shipyard.

Portugal has a huge seafaring history.

Best wishes,

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