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Address: Rua D. Carlos | Zona Ribeirinha, Portimao, Portugal
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Enjoyable and educational

There was a film about the factory which we enjoyed. The museum was very clean. The people that worked there were very friendly. We were able to walk freely around the museum.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

There was a film about the factory which we enjoyed. The museum was very clean. The people that worked there were very friendly. We were able to walk freely around the museum.

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I haven;t been for a few years. But it was well worth the trip. Certainly somewhere to go for those looking for a little culture. When I went there was little info in English so take good note of the old pictures which will give you a god idea of what used to go on. The theme seems to be... More 

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Kildare, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This museum is based in an old sardine factory which has been expanded and modernized. The museum is divided over two levels with further lower section based in the old cellars/water cisterns. The larger ground floor level holds a permanent collection while the upper part which is much small holds a temporary collection or exhibition. For the most part the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Wonderful little museum full of interesting things to view and a very good DVD of life on the sea. Well laid out with friendly staff and very cheap to enter.

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Kildare, Ireland
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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 

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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 

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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.

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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.

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Frome, United Kingdom
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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 

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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.

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