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“Great place to visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Museu de Portimao

Museu de Portimao
Rua D. Carlos | Zona Ribeirinha, Portimao, Portugal
+351 282 405 230
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Ranked #4 of 16 attractions in Portimao
Type: Museums
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great place to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We really enjoyed our visit. The museum is well laid out and does a few things well instead of trying to do too much. It's one of the few interesting things in what is otherwise a town with not much to do. Exhibits are beautifully arranged and the location on the river bank is great. It could do with a more detailed guide in English. They could capitalise on their exhibits by selling relevant merchandise, e.g. cd's of the lovely Portuguese guitar music.

Visited February 2013
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Portimao, Portugal
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Sunday afternoon visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Well laid out, nice way to pass a Sunday afternoon. Clube Naval coffee shop just across the road and lovely walk along the river.

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

What a wonderful laid out Museum, its main feature beening the History of the canning industry, the display is showing the whole process of industry, they have the old machinery, plus excellent life size figures showing where they would be working in the process. There is also portuguese quitars showing how they were made and the history of the family that made them. That was excellent too All worth a visit enjoy

Visited February 2013
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UK
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27 reviews 27 reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Loved this museum - stylish and interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

The museum was stylishly laid out with some beautifully staged exhibits - and gave a very clear understanding of the history of Portimao and the sardine canning industry. I really liked the lifesize models of the workers on the production line and the film about the old factory was excellent. Not at all dusty or boring!
The section devoted to the development of the Portuguese guitar was also attractive: and we enjoyed the special photographic competition exhibits upstairs.

Visited January 2013
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Portimao, Portugal
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Fascinating insight into the Portimão of yesteryear”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We thought the museum was well laid out, very informative but could do with an English translation of the exhibits. Our Portuguese is good but most visitors would struggle. We loved the film showing the old canning factory. Well worth a visit.

Visited June 2012
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