My name is Rosa Paula and I would like to adopt the Lisboa Story Centre.
Tell us a bit more about yourself
I’m a Brazilian psychologist, happily married and mother of two. Our family loves to travel and we share our adventures at PassaporteBaby (in Portuguese). Other than my family, I’m passionate about gift wrapping (as you can see on my other blog, Le Paquet), blogging and Lisbon, our adopted second home.
Tell us a bit more about your adopted museum
The Lisboa Story Centre, opened in 2012, is located in the historic centre near the Tagus river. The museum tells the history of Lisbon since its foundation, explores the Portuguese maritime discoveries and has its climax with the reproduction of the earthquake that devastated the city in 1755. On the second floor, the touch screens and a scale model of the city centre reveal how Lisbon grew and renovated itself over the years.
Why have you chosen to adopt this museum?
The Lisboa Story Centre is an interactive museum that allows children to understand the rich history of Lisbon in a fun playful way. The visit takes about one hour (children won’t get bored or tired). Also, an audio guide is provided so everyone can enjoy the experience at their own pace (and language!).
Why would you recommend people visit?
To experience the 1755 earthquake in a sensory theatre, to learn about picturesque facts that happened in the city (like a fight between a rhino and a baby elephant promoted by the king), to understand how Lisbon evolved to become the modern present day capital.
How would you sum up your museum in three words?
Child-friendly, interactive, fun!
Image Source: Lisboa Story Centre via Facebook