There's also a geological section with a large selection of gems, both in their natural state and polished. Here are examples of the main types of rocks found in Portugal. There are also meteorites from around the world including the famous Nantan Meteorite – China, whose impact is mentioned in 16th-century literature. The exhibits may date back millennia however the technology employed to bring them to life is state of the art and successfully tells the story of Earths evolution. In addition to the permanent exhibition room, the museum also has a temporary exhibition room equipped to host different types of shows and events, a reserve collection and laboratory for the handling and study of objects, a specialist documentation department and a shop and cafeteria.
Weekdays: 10h00 – 18h00, Weekends: 12h00 – 18h00, (last entry 17h00)
Take the IC19 from Lisbon, IC30 from Mafra or EN9 turning off the A5 motorway to Cascais
The Scotturb buses #434 & #435 leaves from Sintra Train station and takes you to the Old Town Sintra.
20 Rua do Paço, São Martinho, 2710-602 Sintra, Portugal. | 38° 48' 03.5" N | 09° 22' 41.7" W
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