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Most likely you're not a fan of whaling for any number of reasons, but there's no denying that it took place in the Azores. The museum offers an explanation of how, when, and where the whales were captured and killed. It also makes clear that...More
We went here on a rainy day, as you’d think a museum visit would be a perfect rainy day activity, right? Think again... There are some interesting things to see about whaling, but you can’t stay in there long enough to see and read about...More
If it were not so remote, this museum could serve the same function as the old sardine canning factory in Monterey, California. It has all the old machinery in original location, beautifully restored, with stories told on posters and signs. Interesting videos explain the industry,...More
If you can put aside your aversion to anything to do with whaling and cast your mind back to the late 1800s and appreciate this for what it was, as we did, then you will enjoy this Museum.
A very well put together history of...More
A surprisingly modern museum for such a small island. It is housed in a former whale factory. Nice overview of the whaling industry. It is very well laid out and the exhibits are informative. Includes a kids area.
While in Flores I would highly recommend a visit to this whaling Museum, it provides a good look into the history of whaling in the Azores and is very well done with very good presentations.
I wasn't able to send the amount of time I...More