We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Rua D. Carlos | Zona Ribeirinha, Portimao, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 282 405 230
Website
Today
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Book ahead on Viator
Private Tour
More Info
$56*
and up
Private Tour: Portimao, Alvor and Ferragudo...
Top Rated
More Info
$56*
and up
Private Tour: Algarve Wine and Tapas Tour by...

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 101 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
More interesting that Originally looks

We went in here as we walked from Praia Da Rocha to Portimao and we popped in it was very interesting and shows the process of tinning sardines. Also lots of artifacts from that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
Sandra P
,
Kildare, Ireland
Add Photo Write a Review

101 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Kildare, Ireland
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We went in here as we walked from Praia Da Rocha to Portimao and we popped in it was very interesting and shows the process of tinning sardines. Also lots of artifacts from that time. There was also a video which was in Portuguese but had english subtitles. The only thing I would say is that the exhibition should have... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Free entry on Saturdays. The museum is an old sardine canning factory. There is a short film on the history of the building with English subtitles. No English literature available on the day we went, but the staff at the reception was more than happy to give us a talk on the marine history of Portimao. We really enjoyed our... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Level Contributor
19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Interesting history of the fish canning factories in Portimao. Would have been great to have a bit more in English, but there are museum helpers who can explain things to you. Not really a kids place - but our 6 year old was entertained enough for half an hour. Worth a trip on a rainy or cold day.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

1. Find the place 2. Pay 3 € per person (students should remember their studentcard - free entrance) 3. Watch the documentary just inside the entrance 4. Enjoy the rest Now you will value your canned fish even more. Ps: the other exhibitions in the museum are also very interesting and very well made.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Frome, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
76 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Museum is in the old sardine canning factory, which operated with steam machinery until 1982. Worth watching the film, which has English subtitles and made in 1946, about catching, filleting, cooking & canning sardines at the beginning of a visit. The museum has many exhibits about the canning factory and with the film gives a good insight into the process,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kelowna, Canada
Level Contributor
18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It shows you the trails of the sardines, from the time it arrives from the sea to the time it goes out to store shelves. with plenty of videos. You need a good 3 or 4 hours, to really appreciate the museum.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Great building with easy access and wonderfully clean restrooms. They have lockers that are only a euro to use but you get that back after. Started with a film with English Subtitles which made the rest of the museum make sense, then went on to the Ship Sinking exhibition a well shot and put together piece a great little insight... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Spain
Level Contributor
68 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Like the other reviews I would highly recommend this, free entry on Saturdays between certain times but only a small entry fee other times. Do start it with the film which is subtitled in English - fascinating to watch - I shall never look at sardines in the same way again!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pershore, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We particularly enjoyed the displays about the sardine fishing and canning including an old film circa 1950s with English subtitles about the industry in Portimao. The temporary photographic exhibition was excellent.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lisbon, Portugal
Level Contributor
149 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The museum is located in front of Portimão Marina, in an old canned fish factory. It deserves a visit, since Portimão has a really rich history (like in many other Portuguese cities, when digging the floor, take care...because the canches of finding roman, phoenicias and muslims are really high..)

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Museu de Portimao also viewed

Praia da Rocha, Portimao
 

Been to Museu de Portimao? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Museu de Portimao

Address: Address: Rua D. Carlos | Zona Ribeirinha, Portimao, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 282 405 230
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Portimao
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Museu de Portimao staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?