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Address: Rua D. Carlos | Zona Ribeirinha, Portimao, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 282 405 230
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Tue 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Not a bad little museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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18 helpful votes 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.

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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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48 helpful votes 48 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 

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Kelowna, Canada
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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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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 

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Spain
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55 helpful votes 55 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!!

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Pershore, United Kingdom
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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.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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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..)

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Portimao, Portugal
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Museum that tells the story of a large industry in the Algarve in southern Portugal. Worth a visit..

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Lagoa, Portugal
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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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