Guided tours

The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum organises guided tours aimed at diverse audiences. It is possible to arrange tours in various languages to the collections or temporary exhibitions.

Calouste Gulbenkian – the Man and his Collection

Take a guided tour in English of the Founder’s Collection and get to know Calouste Gulbenkian’s tastes and the stories behind some of the most emblematic pieces in the collection. Over the course of his life, Calouste Gulbenkian built up an eclectic and unique collection, influenced by his travels and his own personal taste. His collection is varied, covering several periods and areas: Egyptian, Greco-Roman, Islamic and Oriental Art, European Painting and Decorative Arts.

Private groups

Our special tours aimed at private groups – individuals or organised groups (e.g. tour operators) – offer visitors an exclusive chance to get to know the Museum’s collections: the Founder’s Collection, brought together by Calouste Gulbenkian in his lifetime, and the Modern Collection, regarded as the largest, most complete collection of Portuguese modern art. This is a unique opportunity to get to know the man and the stories behind the collection or discover the great Portuguese artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Tours available in Portuguese, English, French, Spanish and Mandarin.

Schools and general public

Tours, workshops, theatre, concerts and courses are all offered to help you get to know the Gulbenkian Museum better. Discover new ways of experiencing the collections, from Ancient Egypt to Contemporary Art. For children and adults alike, there is a variety of suggestions for activities designed for schools and organised groups as well as for children, young people, families, adults and people with special educational needs.