The News Museum is found right in the center of Sintra
More than an interactive museum, NewsMuseum is a multimedia experience with 25 themed sections spread over three floors. It shows how media has evolved, and tells the story of the last century in Portugal and the world, according to how the media covered it.
The museum shows some of the most impactful headlines of the past century
Visitors can simulate a live TV report and, unlike other museums, this one invites you to actually touch the exhibits (everything is labeled in Portuguese and English). One of the world's largest touch screens, with a 360-degree view, presents some of the major national and international events, covering different subjects, from politics to religion to sports. A metal tower with 70 television screens goes up the three floors, connecting visitors to the top TV news channels from around the world, and a projection displays breaking news from the world's leading publications.
The museum displays equipment used to produce TV newscasts over the years
In the different rooms are areas dedicated to propaganda, war coverage, photojournalism, equipment offered by news agencies, 90 newspaper and magazine covers with the headlines of the best and worst news, and also a virtual reality corner presenting the future means of communication.
Screens show live broadcasts of news channels from different countries
By the exit is a small café with outdoor seating.
How to Get to the News Museum
Rua Visconde de Monserrate, 26
Admission and Tickets to the News Museum
Tickets to the News Museum are €8.00 for adults and €4.00 for children between the ages of 7 and 17.
It's closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, and opens from 9:30am to 7pm from April to September, and from 10am to 5pm from October to March. The last admission is one hour before closing time.