The exhibition showcases both military and commercial aviation sectors. In the Pioneers Room (Sala dos Pioneiros), visitors can experience the early days of Portuguese aviation and view a replica of the XIV Bis, the first aeroplane engine designed by Brazilian inventor and aviation pioneer Alberto Santos Dumont in 1906. Learn how early Portuguese pilots Sacadura Cabral and Gago Coutinho successfully crossed the Southern Atlantic solely by navigating using the stars. Displays in the TAP - Transporte Aéreos Portugueses (Portuguese Air Transport) and ANA - Aeroportos de Portugal (Airports of Portugal) rooms showcase 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: FREE
Take the N9 four miles (7km) North towards Pêro Pinheiro.