This wonderful museum right at the Alto dos Moinhos Metro is truly a gem. With its outstanding collection of European music instruments alongside a few from other music cultures around the world, it’s worth more than a cursory visit. Plus, it’s free with the Lisboa Card.We came just a few minutes after opening time, hence we had the place all to ourselves. I truly relished my time looking at the instruments carefully especially those from 18th-19thc such as the lutes, viols, and keyboards as it was my chance to see real specimens and not just pictures.
This is the piano that Franz Liszt brought with him to France while on concert tour which included Lisbon. After his concert, he gave it away to Queen Maria II.
I loved these small portable organs even if they were 19tjc forgeries of 16thc ones.
A pianoforte developed by Muzio Clementi.
Lutes and more lutes!