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Museu de Portimao

Rua D. Carlos | Zona Ribeirinha, Portimao, Portugal
+351 282 405 230
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Ranked #6 of 8 Attractions in Portimao
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Tue 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Lagoa, Portugal
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106 reviews 106 reviews
52 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Situated on the waterfront by the Club Naval, this is a very well presented and interesting museum dedicated to local history, not least the legendry canned sardines the area was so famous for over many years. If it’s still being shown when you visit, don’t miss the old black and white government produced film about the canned sardine industry. It’s... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Nice little museum centred around the sardine cannery which is now the museum. There are life size models of cannery workers an a short film of the cannery in its day with English subtitles. Worth a visit.

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leicester
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Liked it all. V interesting showing good insight to Portimao and its locality . Close to other ameneties. Award winning Museum.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Interesting museum about the history of Portimao particularly the sardine factory information. Good use of some spare time especially if weather not great.

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Washington, Tyne and Wear
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Very interesting history of the tinned sardine industry before tourism took over. The museum is in an old sardine factory so has all of the equipment set up but thankfully not the smell as I would imagine it would be overpowering

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Overall it was a good experience and very informative of the old ways and jobs that toke place in Portimão.

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Excellent value and as it is set in the original building makes it much more interesting. Your not going to spend a day here but a great choice to kill an hour particularly if the weather is poor

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Bristol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Nice modern air cooled building built where the original sardine factory stood. Good insight to how sardine catching cleaning and tinning for sale used to be done along with some other interesting artefacts from the surrounding area. Reasonable to get in and will easily lose a hour on a hot afternoon.

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Fort William
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Really loved this little museum - so cheap to enter and such a lot of information. It starts off with a great film which contains great humour! Highly recommended.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

There is a great film (in Portuguese with English subtitles) from 1946 ! showing the workers and the whole process from catching them to canning them. really interesting and also free entry on a Saturday morning. The museum itself is built on the site of one of the Sardine processing plants. the quality of the exhibits and the life size... More 

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