Objects from the Soares dos Reis Museum in the ‘Lisbon in Revolution’ exhibition

24 de May, 2024

The temporary exhibition “Lisbon in revolution, 1383-1974” opens tomorrow, 25 May, at 5pm at the Lisbon Museum – Palácio Pimenta. The exhibition, open to the public until January 2025, includes three objects sent by the Soares dos Reis National Museum.


In the year that marks the 50th anniversary of the revolution of 25 April 1974, “Lisbon in revolution, 1383-1974” recalls different moments of rupture and transformation that took place in Lisbon, from the Middle Ages to the current day.

The exhibition focuses on six periods of tension, namely 1383-85, 1640, 1820, 1836, 1910 and 1974, to tell stories of resistance and change, the reinvention of identity values, human rights and freedom.


Based on the stories of specific characters on the ground where the actions took place, the exhibition explores the transformations in the historical political, social and cultural landscape that have unfolded in Lisbon.


Curated by Daniel Alves, the exhibition features around 135 pieces from the Museum of Lisbon’s collection and more than 40 external institutions, including the Soares dos Reis National Museum, providing a Snuff-box, an engraving of Dom Miguel (pictured) and the oil on canvas ‘Prison of the Duchess of Mantua’.