1979
Special Prize Best Museum of the Year, awarded by the European Council


1987
Mouseion Award in the category of Total Museum, attributed by Triomus-87, I Congress of Portuguese Speaking Countries, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


1993
Best Museum of the Year, Prize awarded by APOM-Associação Portuguesa de Museologia (Portuguese Museology Association).


1996
Decorative Arts Prize, awarded by Circulo José de Figueiredo do Porto, attributed to the catalogue Bridal Costumes 1800-2000 (Traje de Noiva 1800-2000).


1997
SETA Prize, attributed for the restoration of a Chinoiserie dated c. 1755, for the study, orientation and execution of restoration work.


2001
Honourable Mention for the ornamental value of the Vegetable Garden, attributed by Culturgest, in the competition “Lisbon Vegetable Gardens”.


2005
Triennial Museology Prize 2003-2005, in the category Educational and Entertainment Service, attributed by APOM.


2010
Honourable Mention in the category of Sustainability and Good Practices, promoted by the Lisbon Municipality.


2011
APOM 2011 Prize, in the category of Best Cultural Extension Service.


2014
Medal of Honour awarded by the Parish of Lumiar in recognition of the work performed and for the exceptional services rendered to the local community.


2014
APOM 2014 Prize, in the category of Best Exhibition – Dialoguing Collections - José António Tenente.