Museu dos Fósforos - Aquiles da Mota Lima

Museum that has a collection of more than 50,000 matchboxes from around the world, including the first ones made in Portugal. It is now the largest collection of its kind in all of Europe. It all started when Aquiles Mota Lima exchanged a box of matches with an American lady on a steamer bound for England.


Avenida General Bernardino de Freitas


  • Private parking
  • Museums
  • Outdoor areas, Guided tours, accessibility

    opening hours


  • tuesday: 10:00-13:00, 14:00-18:00
  • wednesday: 10:00-13:00, 14:00-18:00
  • thursday: 10:00-13:00, 14:00-18:00
  • friday: 10:00-13:00, 14:00-18:00
  • saturday: 10:00-13:00, 14:00-18:00
  • sunday: 10:00-13:00, 14:00-18:00

  • Winter

  • tuesday: 10:00-12:00, 14:00-17:00
  • wednesday: 10:00-12:00, 14:00-17:00
  • thursday: 10:00-12:00, 14:00-17:00
  • friday: 10:00-12:00, 14:00-17:00
  • saturday: 10:00-12:00, 14:00-17:00
  • sunday: 10:00-12:00, 14:00-17:00

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