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Welcome to the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum
Regarded as one of the best museums in Portugal, the Gulbenkian Museum can take you from Ancient Egypt to the present day across its two collections. The Founder’s Collection and the Modern Collection each has their own specific presentation, but they also speak to each other in temporary exhibitions and projects. These set up dialogues across time, between different kinds of art and artefacts, and between East and West.
The Founder’s Collection is open from 10:00 to 18:00 and closed on Tuesday and on the following days — 1 January, Easter Sunday, 1 May, 24 and 25 December.
The Modern Collection is closed for renovation works on the building and on the south part of the garden. The reopening is scheduled for 2022.
Acquired in life by Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian, it is recognised as one of the best private art collections in the world, comprising more than six thousand works of art, from Antiquity to the beginning of the 20th century.
Modern Collection (closed for renovation)
The largest and most comprehensive modern and contemporary Portuguese art collection, comprising more than ten thousand works of art. It offers an introduction to the history of art and culture in Portugal, from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day.
Available languages: Portuguese, English and French.
Headphones are recommended.
The two closest metro stations to the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation are São Sebastião (blue and red lines) and Praça de Espanha (blue line).
Carris 716, 726, 756 (Av. de Berna), 746 (Av. António Augusto de Aguiar) and 713, 742 (Rua Marquês da Fronteira).
The Museum is part of Lisbon’s major city tours. Lisbon Sightseeing (Grey Line) – Orient Line and Belém Line. City Sightseeing (Hop-on Hop-off) – Blue Line and Red Line.
Entrecampos station is located at a roughly 15 minute-walk from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and has a connection with the metro network.
Find out more
Purchase your tickets online or in the ticket office at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum – Founder’s Collection, from 10:00 to 17:30 (last entry to the Museum).
When you arrive
Before or during your visit, take advantage of the several services and facilities offered at the Museum.