Air Museum (Museu do Ar)
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Nestled within the grounds of a former airforce base, the Air Museum covers approximately 7,000 square metres. It boasts a collection of over 40 aircraft from various eras, spanning from the earliest days of flight to the present. Exhibiting planes, engines, propellers, flight simulators, and other aviation artifacts, the museum highlights key moments in Portuguese aviation history. Whether you're a seasoned aviation enthusiast or simply curious about aircraft, the museum offers an enriching experience for families seeking an educational outing.


Air Museum (Museu do Ar)

The Pioneers Room (Sala dos Pioneiros)

The exhibition at the Air Museum covers both military and commercial aviation sectors. In the Pioneers Room (Sala dos Pioneiros), visitors delve into the early days of Portuguese aviation, where they can marvel at a replica of the XIV Bis, the pioneering aircraft engine designed by Brazilian inventor Alberto Santos Dumont in 1906. They can also discover the remarkable journey of early Portuguese pilots Sacadura Cabral and Gago Coutinho, who navigated the Southern Atlantic using only the stars. The TAP - Transporte Aéreos Portugueses (Portuguese Air Transport) and ANA - Aeroportos de Portugal (Airports of Portugal) rooms showcase the rich history of both companies.

Among the aircraft displayed indoors and outdoors are notable models such as the AVRO 631 Cadet, DH-89 Dragon Rapide, DH-82 Tiger Moth, Junkers JU-52, Douglas DC-3, and North-American AT-6. Visitors can also admire replicas of significant historical aircraft, including Santos-Dumont's Demoiselle, Maurice Farman'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.

Grab the Lisbon/Sintra Digital Pass
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.
Timetable Mafrense Website

Contact Details
Granja do Marquês, Pêro Pinheiro, Sintra, Portugal. | 38° 53' 13.5" N | 09° 21' 58.6" W
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