Art, Architecture & Technology Museum

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Basic info

Type of attraction


Portuguese name

MAAT – Museu de Arte, Arquitectura e Tecnologia


Avenida Brasília, Belém – 1300-598 Lisboa

+351 210 028 130

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How to visit


Adult: 11,00€
Young (13 to 18): 8,00€
Senior (over 65): 8,00€
Student (13 and over): 8,00€
Unemployed: 8,00€
Family (1A + 2Y): 23,00€

Events, Workshops & Tours: the price is variable.

Free access
  • Children (under 13)
  • MAAT Card
  • Escort of person with disabilities
Opening times

Wednesday – Monday: 10 am – 7 pm

Closing days

January 1, May 1, December 25
December 24 & 31 (closed from 3 pm)


Avenida Brasília, Belém – 1300-598 Lisboa

Public transports

Train: Belém Railway Station
+ 6 min walk

Bus > Altinho MAAT (Stop)
201, 714, 727, 751

Tram > Altinho MAAT (Stop)

More details

  • MAAT Central: the former Electricity Museum building is characterized by its distinctive iron structure covered with brick. It houses the permanent exhibition “The Electricity Factory”, where it is possible to see original machinery of the power station and follow the evolution of energy/electric technology.
  • MAAT Gallery: a fine example of the most modern architecture. A building designed in its organic relationship with the river and the city. It is a hub for numerous art exhibitions and events.
  • MAAT Garden: green area that connects the two poles of MAAT. Designed by landscaper Vladimir Djurovic. It also functions as an open-air stage for large outdoor sculptures by important artists.
  • Pedro Cabrita Reis Collection: as part of the EDP Foundation’s collection, the renowned Portuguese artist’s works are frequently exhibited at MAAT.
  • Central Tejo” (or Light Sculpture): by Pedro Cabrita Reis. An impressive sculpture made of two aluminum towers placed on a Tagus River pier in front of the old power station.
  • EDP Foundation Art Collection: focused on contemporary art, it includes works from the most varied movements: pop art, minimalism, conceptual art and many others.

1908 – Construction of the Central Tejo thermoelectric plant. It belonged to the Reunited Gas and Electricity Companies.

1976 – The Central Tejo is deactivated.

1982 – Projects begin to convert the Central Tejo into an Electricity Museum.

1986 – The building is classified as a Property of Public Interest.

1990 – Opening of the Electricity Museum.

2000 – Beginning of the EDP Foundation Art Collection.

2006 – Reopening of the Museum, after a period of restoration works.

2015 – Pedro Cabrita Reis Collection is acquired by the EDP Foundation.

2016 – Opening of MAAT Gallery. Project launched by the EDP Foundation and signed by Amanda Levete’s architectural office.

the surroundings

  • Quake (350 m)
  • National Coach Museum (500 m)
  • Jerónimos Monastery (1,2 km)
  • Monument to the Discoveries (1,2 km)
  • MAC/CCB (1,5 km)
  • Belém Tower (2 km)
  • MAAT Café & Kitchen
  • SUD Lisba (160 m)
  • Namaste India (260 m)
  • Restaurante “O Coche” (280 m)
  • Canalha (350 m)