The National Museum of Archaeology (MNA) founded in 1893, is a reference institution of Portuguese archaeology that is in regular correspondence with museums, universities and research centres all over the World. Besides the exhibitions, the Museum offers several other services to the society like the conservation and restoration of archaeological artefacts, the organisation of seminars, conferences and courses on special topics and the implementation of an educational and cultural service. The mission of MNA is to care for the history of the settlement of Portuguese territory, from the beginning to the founding of the nation. The museum recently won the best practice award of the Committee for Education and Cultural Action (CECA) of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) with  Mario Antas’ project ‘Network of archaeology clubs in schools’ (



National Museum of  Archaeology
Praça do Império, 1400 – 206 Lisboa
Country: Portugal

Phone: +351 (0) 21 362 00 00 or +351 (0) 21 362 00 27
E-mail address:


Main contact person: Dr. Mário Antas