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Museu de Portimao

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Museu de Portimao

453 Reviews
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Rua D. Carlos I Zona Ribeirinha, Portimao 8500-607 Portugal
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Lorraine T wrote a review Oct 2020
Calgary, Canada38 contributions21 helpful votes
Wonderful chance to learn more about the founding industry in the area. The museum is very modern with not only written information but also by using your phone, you can access other information in your own language at each of the displays.
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Date of experience: October 2020
John H wrote a review Sep 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom3 contributions
Sardines may not be the most exciting prospects but this museum was excellent.Well worth a visit.It was free and very quiet at the time we visited.There is a nice cafe nearby which I assume is part of the museum.Good locaton as it is near the riverside walk.
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Date of experience: September 2020
Tony087 wrote a review Aug 2020
Croydon, United Kingdom532 contributions110 helpful votes
Great museum containing the history of the local fishing industry detailing the whole sardine canning process from start to finish. Really good film archive from around the1930's to 50's showing the factory conditions in detail. Well worth a visit as most exhibits in English. Also a nice cafe next door overlooking the River.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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John S wrote a review Mar 2020
61 contributions24 helpful votes
Set in a former sardine processing factory, the museum is divided into two areas. One half tells the history of Portimao from prehistory to modern times. The other half explains the processes involved in the sardine canning industry, using the actual equipment and location where it all happened. English captions throughout, and good use of video to make production stages clear. Also houses temporary display space, and good cafe/restaurant. Check out the joint ticket arrangements with other local historical sites, and note that there is free entrance on Sundays.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Cammie_5 wrote a review Feb 2020
Peterborough, Canada134 contributions59 helpful votes
We decided to check out the museum and were not disappointed! The displays were excellent, but the movie was so informative. It showed everything about the sardine canning industry and the lifestyle of the Portuguese women and men working here! A must see while in Portimão! Well worth the small entrance fee. (€3.50)
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Date of experience: February 2020