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In this former whaling station, one can learn about the whole process of transforming cetaceans, from dismantling to collecting ambergris and oil. This center exhibits the machinery used in this process, namely several machines for grinding...more
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Rua Comendador Fernando da Costa | Porto Pim Whaling Station, Horta, Faial Island 9900-025, Portugal
The museum got renovated in 2018 so everything is modern and the layout is really well done. It takes you through the whole whaling process and even has a sperm whale skeleton with some helpful infographics. I learned a lot here and enjoyed it, even...More
Date of experience: July 2019
omaacores, Gerente de relações públicas at Fabrica da Baleia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
Hi Davis! Thank you for your visit and for your comment! We are happy to know it was a good experience!
Most whaling museums focus on the human side of catching and killing whales, the dangers and the ethics of the process.
This museum is very different. It focusses on the problem of recovering all the valuable oils, meat and bone from the dead whale. Being...More
Date of experience: May 2019
omaacores, Gerente de relações públicas at Fabrica da Baleia, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2019
Thank you for your visit, we are very pleased to know that you enjoyed the experience and that it was informative enough for you to appreciate the different aspects of the whaling industry. As you say, the activity was not at all pleasant,...More
We happened to see the Fabrica da Baleia de Port Pim sign as we approached Monte Guia in Horta. We decided to check it out and discovered it had only opened two weeks. It was well laid out and exceptionally clean (as you would expect)...More
Date of experience: October 2018
omaacores, Gerente de relações públicas at Fabrica da Baleia, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018
Thank you for the feedback! We are happy to know that our visitors enjoy the experience and feel what it was to be a whaler!
Come back anytime!