Tours

Exhibition tours at maat do not aim to provide ready answers as to what art and a museum space should be, but rather 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
Booking

Virtual Tour 

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Make maat part of your school year and experience our exhibitions remotely with an hour-long guided tour via Zoom. Plan a unique experience for your students with a virtual tour to maat, through inquiry-based conversations led by a museum educator live from the exhibition room. Our museum tours will highlight different works of art, and maat’s educators will pose students open-ended questions to help start conversations and foster interactive exploration.  
All virtual tours are offered through Zoom.  
Each digital tour is limited to 28 participants per session.  

  • Tours are available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 11.00 - 19.00. More information here.

 

Art – Guided tours to the temporary exhibitions

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These tours give an overview of the maat's temporary exhibitions. Themed tours are offered to different audiences and participants are invited to engage with works of art and artists. 

  • For more information, visit the In time section of this website. 

Geometry – Finding the measure of things

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With Susana Anágua, Renato 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. 

Technology – Fuel to Art

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With Susana Anágua, Renato Santos, Jorge Catarino
In this tour through contemporary art, we will discuss the issues related to technology in its more technical and scientific involvement, in order to explore the relationship between the object of art and the scientific method versus the creative method, and Nature’s phenomena.

maaturity – Art at tea time 

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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) 

  • 14 and 28th of October: 15.00–16.30

 

Corporate tours

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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.   

Architecture and Design – Legible Spaces

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With Fabrícia Valente and Renato 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. 

Green – Landscape: Art and Nature

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With Maribel SobreiraA 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. 

Science – Monumental Tour

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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

Science – Monumental Tour + Lab

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

Science – Secret Tour

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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

 

Gardens and Permanent Art Instalations

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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, 11.00 and 18.00.

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maat — A Museum for Everyone
Special educational needs programme

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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. 

An architecture themed — Acessible Spaces

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Normally sighted and blind or visually impaired visitors
With Renato 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

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With Hugo Barata and Joana Andrade
Programa que pretende abrir oportunidades de participação na vida do Museu para as pessoas com demência e Alzheimer, proporcionando-lhes experiências significativas e um maior envolvimento na comunidade, procurando assim contrariar o estigma associado à doença, o isolamento social e redução da qualidade de vida.  .