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Museu de Portimao

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Reviewed August 28, 2018

We went in here and found it very interesting. Telling the story of the local industry. The dancers were amazing and I have never seen dancers in a museum who told the story of the workers. Who ever thought of that is a genius.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank stringloopins
Reviewed August 25, 2018

A must if you are at the marina in Portimao! Cool, spacious, modern, interactive displays about this bit of Portugal's history - birthplace of the first president... something for all ages. Friendly and helpful staff. Free entry on Saturdays. A really professional, fresh museum to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Philip B
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

We visited the museum on a very hot Saturday in August. We really enjoyed our visit learning about the history of La Rose Sardine canning factory. It was interesting to see how many local family members worked there and apparently it was a great place...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Trixy16
Reviewed July 13, 2018

Went there with a 5 year old and a 9 year old for few hours. The children loved to see how things were done not so long ago. Started by watching a short movie and then we followed the production line. Since me and my...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Margrét Birna Þ
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Shows the history of the sardine industry in the area. Really interesting exhibits but sadly not enough English (or multi language) translations. They created the first known workplace nursery. Because sardine catches could be big, everyone worked to process the catch - a lot of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

Seems to have opening times to suite themselves as not as advertised but worth a look if around when the entry is free. The bar / café at the back of the museum a real find which great for a drink / snack or dinner.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sandra C
Reviewed June 18, 2018

The museum is only a few minutes walk from The Jupiter Marina hotel, and admission is free on a Saturday from 10 -2. As it is a converted sardine canning factory a large part of it is dedicated to this original local industry, but there...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Bagabargain
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

This place only cost 3 Euros and was well worth it. The old sardine canning factory has been converted into a museum that takes you through the process of the fish coming in from the ocean to getting into the cans. Really well done even...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Susieb2201
Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

Went to visit this twice. Once on a Monday when it states its closed all day and then on the Tuesday and had a sign up saying it wont be open till 1pm. We went at 11am ! Needless to say we nevr got in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank RIO82LAM
Reviewed April 24, 2018

Free on a Saturday! Well presented video, photographs and displays relating to the sardine canning industry.

Date of experience: April 2018
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March 19, 2019|
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Response from Canary163 | Reviewed this property |
We visited in the early afternoon. Sorry, unable to give proper information. Call!
January 29, 2019|
Response from marjavdoorn | Reviewed this property |
The museum is right on the waterfront with lots of restaurants nearby. As for buying them to take home I am not sure.
Angela S
September 4, 2018|
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Response from Canary163 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, quite a few. Bake shop/ coffee, Marina re staurant...serves fish. Must walk around a bit and look.