Air Museum (Museu do Ar)
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Occupying the hangers of a former airforce base the Air Museum (Museu do Ar) covers an area of around 7,000 m2 and houses over 40 aircraft from various eras, from the earliest days of flight to the most recent. The museum's collection of planes, engines, propellers, flight simulators and other aeronautical bric-a-brac highlights all the major Portuguese milestones in the history of international flight. The museum makes a great day out for the whole family no matter what level of interest you have in aircraft or aviation.


Air Museum (Museu do Ar)

The Pioneers Room (Sala dos Pioneiros)

Both military and commercial sectors are represented here. The The Pioneers Room (Sala dos Pioneiros) takes you back to the very beginning of Portuguese aviation and you can see a replica of the first aeroplane engine, the XIV Bis, designed by the Brazilian inventor and aviation pioneer Alberto Santos Dumont in 1906. Learn how early Portuguese pilots such as Sacadura Cabral and Gago Coutinho first crossed the Southern Atlantic by navigating by the stars alone. In the TAP – Transporte Aéreos Portugueses (Portuguese Air Transport) and ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal (Airports of Portugal) rooms, displays tell the history of both companies. Some of the planes which occupy the interior and exterior spaces include: "AVRO 631 Cadet", "DH-89 Dragon Rapide", "DH-82 Tiger Moth", "Junkers JU-52", "Douglas DC-3" and the "North-American AT-6". There are also replicas of great historical aircraft, including Santos-Dumont's "Demoiselle", MauriceFarman's "Farman MF-4", Gaston and René Caudron's "Caudron G-3" and Louis Blériot's "Blériot XI".

Tuesday – Sunday: 10h00 – 17h00, (last admission at 16h00), Monday: CLOSED
Adult: €3.00, Concessionary: €1.50. Child: FREE.
Lisbon Card Lisbon Card: FREE


There is a cafeteria on site.

There are ample toilets on the site.

There is adequate parking at the front entrance to the museum.

There are audio guides available.

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Air Museum (Museu do Ar)


Take the N9 four miles (7km) North towards Pêro Pinheiro.

There are regular services run by Mafrense buses which depart from Sintra at the Portela de Sintra train station. Take the Mafra bus and alight at Pêro Pinheiro.
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Granja do Marquês, Pêro Pinheiro, Sintra, Portugal. | 38° 53' 13.5" N | 09° 21' 58.6" W
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