Museu da Fábrica da Baleia do Boqueirão

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Museu da Fábrica da Baleia do Boqueirão

Museu da Fábrica da Baleia do Boqueirão
4.5
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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1-2 hours
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Ágnes S
London, UK36 contributions
Perfect programme on a rainy day.
Aug 2020
The ticket cost 2.50 Euro and you can spend hours in the museum. There are documentaries and a lot of details about the whale industry, and the history of it.
You finish the tour in the one time factory and you can see the machinery they used during the production.
Written August 31, 2020
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Sascha H
Haiterbach, Germany8 contributions
Visit at the whale museum
Aug 2020 • Couples
A lot of interesting things
Many historical information

Very cheap entrance fee

For all who love historical stuff- must have seen
Written August 7, 2020
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Marylou F
Alata, France7 contributions
Highly recommended!
Jun 2020
This museum is very nice, very educative for all age, and very complete! I highly recommended it to discover or to improve your knoweldge regarding this heritage culture. I like it a lot! The staff is really nice :)
Written July 2, 2020
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Chloe and Olly
East Sussex, UK239 contributions
Very interesting!
Sep 2019 • Friends
I went with a large (25) group of people and found the museum to be a little too small for us as well as other visitors, but the museum is well laid out and gives a great insight into the culture of whaling and it’s eventual ban in the Azores. A must-see if on the island!
Written February 24, 2020
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Pahy Zalan
Budapest, Hungary6 contributions
Even for sunny days
Sep 2019
It was interesting a and well presented. The entrance fee is symbolic and you can easily find relevant information. It is just steps from the shore.
Written September 16, 2019
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Wim V
São Miguel, Portugal26 contributions
Nice exhibition
Sep 2019 • Couples
We also visited the whaling factory on Pico. The exhibition shows, unbiased (contrary to what's being said in other comments) how the whaling industry worked. It was a major employer and part of the economy. There was no info about the ecological damage done but the exhibition simply focuses on the daily life as a whaler, not on the species or ecology. It follows a tour throughout the factory showing the catching, processing of the whales, the products and the materials used. To elaborate the process, dummies were placed, at work in the factory. They went to great effort to illustrate. For 2.5eur this is well worth the visit.
Written September 13, 2019
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robe0284
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN56 contributions
Cultural window on the history of the Azores
Aug 2019
We liked the wall of old folks telling stories about small boat whaling and the films that showed how dangerous it really was. Well we don't support whaling, it was interesting to learn how important it was to the economy of the island. Seeing a whaling boat close up was also very interesting to me as a sailor and a wooden boat enthusiast.
Written August 9, 2019
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MrsAnneThrope
15 contributions
Sobering but stunning
Apr 2019 • Couples
This excellent museum was next to our hotel and from the internal corridor windows we could see two halves of a sawn through sperm whale model! The museum is an industrial experience full of poignancy for how we deconstructed these amazing mammals into their component parts and shipped the bits off around the world or fertilised the local fields. Not to be missed is the video of one of the last whale hunts showing just how tough men, small boats and crude implements of death came together to end the life of such a huge creature. The museum properly pulls no punches. A must visit place and afterwards go walk the haulway from the sea to the factory gates. Reflect as you look at the sea towards Corvo.
Written May 4, 2019
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RosarioLago
Porto, Portugal8 contributions
A realistic portrait of the whale hunting
Apr 2019 • Friends
Really impressive collection wirh innumerable details of the arts and importance of the whale hunting for the local economy.
Highly recommendable!
Written April 10, 2019
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RiggingDoctor
Porto, Portugal174 contributions
Nice Surprise
Nov 2018 • Couples
This museum is an important destination to understand the historic significance of whaling in the Azores and the connection between Azores and Massachusetts. It is converted from the original processing building at the top of the large ramp where they used to hoist up the poor whales, and it still contains the original machinery that they used to process all of the materials extracted from them. We learned so much. It takes about an hour to go through the whole museum, and it's only €2 a person. Great for a rainy day.
Written November 30, 2018
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Museu da Fábrica da Baleia do Boqueirão is open:
  • Sun - Fri 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM


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