Museu da Marioneta

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Lisbon , Portugal
Rua da Esperança 146
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adult/child €5/3, free 10am-1pm Sun
Opening hours
10am-1pm & 2-6pm Tue-Sun
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Discover your inner child at the surprisingly enchanting Museu da Marioneta, a veritable Geppetto’s workshop housed in the 17th-century Convento das Bernardas. Alongside superstars such as impish Punch and his Portuguese equivalent Dom Roberto are rarities: Vietnamese water puppets, Sicilian opera marionettes and intricate Burmese shadow puppets. Check out the fascinating exhibit of the making of animation film, A Suspeita .

Tots can try their hand at puppetry. The museum also hosts puppet-making workshops, free weekend puppet shows from October to December and charged shows in the open-air cloister in summer. Check the website for details.