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Review of Museu dos Baleeiros (Whaler’s Museum)

Museu dos Baleeiros (Whaler’s Museum)
Rua dos Baleeiros, 13, Lajes do Pico, Pico 9930-143, Portugal
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Porto, Portugal
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18 reviews 18 reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“A must do”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Very interesting with the whale catching history including historic real movies, but attention that it shows blood of the whales

Visited June 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
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Hayward, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“bigger than it looks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

the entrance is small, but the inside is modern, well laid out, and has many displays of items and even a boat used during the active whaling days. There is a movie in English and the displays also have English descriptions. Well worth the few Euro they are asking for admission.

Visited August 2013
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Veenendaal, The Netherlands
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Very very interesting museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

During our stay on Pico we got a voucher from the whale watch company to visit the whaler museum. Well it is a great museum that shows you the doings of the whalers in earlier times. I know that it is without discussion a terrible thing that happened everywhere with the whales but here on Picos the fishermen never used the very modern harpoons but did all as it was always done. So if you go there put aside you thoughts about killing whales nowadays and just look at pictures and things they used without any judgement. Then the museum is really admirable. The museum is bigger then you can tell from the outside. There are 2 floors and it is full with all kind of things they used and pictures.
We loved it and we are really whale lovers and think that nowadays killing whales should be forbidden totally.

Visited June 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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142 reviews 142 reviews
54 attraction reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Completes the whale experience you may have out at sea”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Interesting museum giving a good perspective of the life of the locals until 40-50 years ago. Do not miss the documentary movie.

Visited August 2013
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Lisbon, Portugal
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Small museum ... a good learning experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

The whales are all around Pico. The three whale museums are woth the visit. You'll understand a bit more about whales, the traditional hunt and the whale factory!

Visited July 2013
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