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Museu dos Baleeiros (Whaler’s Museum)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Museu dos Baleeiros in July of 2019 with some family members. The museum is clean and the exhibits are well lighted and organized. The movie that plays in the amphitheater is oddly comedic and a nice introduction to the culture of the city...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank mr_cabeza
Reviewed August 17, 2019 via mobile

Very interesting museum about the whale hunter‘s of Pico. Not about the whales but definitely worth a visit

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 8, 2019

We really enjoyed the short movie introducing the details of Portuguese whaling... having a watchman on land for sighting whales, then rowing out on the open waters, chasing the whales, the various instruments (harpoons) used. The museum is compact but with many interesting artifacts,including one...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed August 5, 2019 via mobile

Nice museum which does not only show the history of whaling on the island but also art related to whales. They play a short movie on whaling alternately in Portuguese and English

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank IneR93
Reviewed August 4, 2019

This museum is right where all of the whaling operations took place with original machinery and photographs. It is not that large, but if you read all the material presented, it provides a great overview of the whaling culture on Pico. It is very well...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank arcussinus
Reviewed July 15, 2019

Lajes do Pico used to be among the worldwide whale fisherman harbor, yet artisanal ... these islands were relying on this industry to be able to survive during centuries! Nevertheless the stupid fake ecologists we have today , these people’s were chasing the whales rowing...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Nicolas-Romantchic
Reviewed June 26, 2019 via mobile

This is a cute museum about the island of Pico and the rich history it has. There are many rooms with artifacts from the history of whaling. There is a great movie that they’ll show. The movie is in English or Portuguese and interesting, albeit...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Shirleen S
Reviewed June 12, 2019

We stopped by here as we drove the island. Although we are not pro whaling, there was a time it was important and legal for the country, so to see the process was amazing. We arrived on Sunday so the fee was free. Worth stoping,...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank scvrose
Reviewed June 5, 2019

After a whale watching trip in the area, my husband and I stopped in this museum on a Sunday afternoon when admission was free. We spent about 20 minutes wandering through the exhibits which were very interesting! They contained information about the tools used during...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank hfritzinger
Reviewed November 27, 2018

Well layout out exhibits. Great old photos and actual equipment used in whale hunting. They have a good short film telling about whale hunting with actual footage of the process and it was shown to usin English and is with watching.

Date of experience: November 2018
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