Museu da Marioneta

Situated within the Convento das Bernardas (Bernardas Convent) in Santos, Museu da Marioneta is wholly dedicated to informing visitors about and promoting puppetry, covering the history of this art form around the world, displaying different kinds of puppets and the themes they embodied, particularly focussing on the Portuguese puppet.

The Museum’s collection has over one thousand objects, marionettes and manipulable puppets of every kind as well as masks which come from the world’s most disparate places and cultures. Since 2008, a collection of African and Asian puppets, belonging to the collector Francisco Capelo, is also now on display.

It has a theatre, temporary exhibition spaces and the Arts Laboratory, a place for learning and making. The museum’s Education Service promotes guided tours, puppet making workshops, birthday parties and Creative Mornings for parents and children (always held on the last Sunday of every month).


Accessible for people with reduced mobility.

Puppet Museum
Rua da Esperança, 146
1200-660 Lisboa

10 AM to 6 PM (Tuesday to Sunday)
Closed on Mondays and on 1 January, 1 May, 24 and 25 December and the afternoon of 31 December.
Last entry: 30 minutes before closing.

400 m2
Maximum capacity: 100 seated or 200 standing

190 m2
Maximum capacity: 60 seated (retractable seating) or 100 standing.
Equipment: lighting and sound

A Travessa Restaurant
T: + 213 902 034
Open for dinners
Closed on Sundays

706, 713, 714, 727
25, 28
Largo Vitorino Damásio