There's also a geological section with a large selection of gems, both in their natural state and polished. Also on display are examples of indigenous to Portugal. There are also meteorites collected from around the world, including the famous Nantan Meteorite - China, whose impact is recorded 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 Earth's evolution. In addition to the permanent exhibition, the museum has a temporary exhibition room equipped to host various shows and events. Also, there is 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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