Exhibition tours at maat seek to provide an informal space for experimentation which promotes knowledge and dialogue, a shared responsibility which encourages the visitor to take on an active role. We provide tours to maat based on contemporary art, design and architecture and science-based tours to Central Tejo. Professional educators and trainees assure guided tours to the museum's temporary exhibitions and to the EDP Foundation Campus’ architecture and gardens. Tours can be customised to the needs of specific groups and schools and are available in both Portuguese and English. Their average duration is one hour.

Audience: suitable for all ages
Duration: 60 minutes
Capacity: max. 9 participants
(max. 10 including formal or informal caregivers)
Admission: €7 / person

Geometry – Finding the measure of things


With Susana Anágua, José Santos, Fabrícia Valente, Hugo Barata, Jorge Catarino, Patrícia Trindade.
In Ancient Greece, scientists and mathematicians studied Geometry in order to gain a better understanding of the world.  Art also makes use of Mathematics, in shape as well as in colour and materials. This tour will explore works of contemporary art seen through the logic of Mathematics. 

  • Third Saturday of the month, 16.00. Tickets


Corporate tours


These tours comprise a themed tour and a practical activity, designed especially for companies and institutions. Using art, science or technology as the inspiration, and the exhibitions in the Museum as a tool, these tours are na effective way of promoting creativity and innovation within companies.   

Legible Spaces – Architecture and Design 


With Fabrícia Valente and José Santos  
An architectural visit to maat and Central, two Lisbon buildings with very striking and emblematic designs. The visit is designed to challenge people to view architecture as a dialogue on form, function, space, light and materials. The aim is to awaken visitors’ gaze, to reveal museum spaces that are usually off limits and to understand the complexity of a museum project behind the exhibition space.

  • First Saturday of the month, 16.00 –17.30. Tickets

Landscape: Art and Nature


With Maribel Sobreira
A themed tour through the museum's gardens, specially adapted to different groups and where participants are invited to enter into a dialogue with biodiversity and species coexistence in order to discover, interpret and enrich their relation with art and nature. 

  • Fourth Saturday of the month,  16.00. Tickets

Monumental Tour


Come and visit the factory which “lit up” Lisbon, the Central Tejo. Allow yourself to be surprised by a unique space which combines the history of past and present energy production and learn more about energy-related phenomena and environmental challenges during a very interactive tour!

  • Every Saturdays and Sundays, 15.00. Tickets

Monumental Tour + Lab


Come visit the power station and discover the experiments which taught us how to produce electrical energy.

Secret Tour


We invite you to visit the areas in Tejo Power Station which are usually closed off to the public. Discover the different boiler levels, the rheostat room, the coal distribution conveyer belts, the mixing tower, the water-cooling tower, the tunnels and other power station secrets.
Ages: +12. Duration: 90 minutes

  • First Sunday of the month, 16.00. Tickets


Gardens and Permanent Art Instalations


Visit to the gardens on the EDP Foundation, a landscaping project by Lebanese architect Vladimir Djurovic, which involves a walkway that can be taken around the power station and the maat.

  • Saturdays and Sundays at 18.00. Tickets


maat A Museum for Everyone
Special educational needs programme


maat offers an integrated programme of creative activities aimed at people with physical and/or mental disabilities. Using the exhibitions on show as a starting point, these creative activities explore both the museum space and the workshop aspect, with the purpose of finding personal answers and creating spaces for dialogue, experimentation and sharing, in the hope that therapeutic benefits can be achieved as a group and felt by each of the participants.

Atlas of Self  
Starting from the transversality of languages and the creative universes of contemporary artists, this tour-workshop challenges participants to explore the maat environments. Using different artistic expressions, from drawing to painting, from photography to video, from body expression to artistic installation. 
The set of actions to be taken may vary according to the specific characteristics of the public, also focused on mixed classes, included in integrated education. 

 Acessible Spaces  Architecture


Normally sighted and blind or visually impaired visitors
With José Santos
A visit that looks at the architecture of maat, a Lisbon building with an emblematic design. The visit is intended to challenge people to view architecture as a dialogue on form, function, space and materials. The aim is to raise awareness and to reveal the museum spaces and their materials and models through the use of sound and touch so that participants can understand the complexity of the museum project that lies behind what is visible 

Dementia Programme – Alzheimer


With Hugo Barata, Joana Andrade
The aim of this programme is to offer people with dementia and Alzheimer’s, and their carers, the opportunity to take part in the museum’s activities.How does a painting, a sound, a book or a moment spent in a place or setting affect us? Based on the museum collections and the themes explored in their exhibitions, the purpose is to reactivate memories by building individual and joint narratives. Various media such as painting, drawing, sculpture, bodily expression, music and poetry will be used as vehicles to express and stimulate creative processes. 
Partners: Associação Alzheimer Portugal, Acesso Cultura, Museu de Lisboa, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Sofia Cabrita and Margarida Mestre.

maaturity – Art at tea time


Senior Program - With Fabrícia Valente  
maaturity is a programme designed to give senior citizens a chance to air their views. It invites them to share their opinions on how maat provokes and stimulates: from the anxiety and challenges that contemporary art can cause to new models on being in and belonging to a museum space, and possible perspectives on the museum’s architecture. Over 5 months, teatime will taste of art, and challenges will be set that can be translated into different languages. Together, a dynamic will be created in the museum in which your maturity is the key to new possibilities.

  • Ages: +60. Capacity: max. 8 people. Price: 20€/person (season ticket)