Monday, 18 February 2019


Natural History Museum, Lisbon / Photo credit: Luis Lima
This beautiful "old school" gallery you see here is in the National Museum of Natural History and Science in Lisbon, Portugal. To the locals, it is the Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência and is the country's main museum focusing on nature.

Its rich collections, gathered over more than 250 years, span zoology, anthropology, geology and botany.

The museum has activities for the promotion of natural history and science awareness, with space for artistic exhibitions, conferences, debates, workshops and courses.

The Museum Director is Professor Miguel Magalhaes Ramalho, geologist, researcher coordinator and former professor of the University of Lisbon.