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