Museu do Trabalho Michel Giacometti

Museu do Trabalho Michel Giacometti, Setubal: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Museu do Trabalho Michel Giacometti Reviews: 4.5/5

Museu do Trabalho Michel Giacometti

Museu do Trabalho Michel Giacometti
4.5
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
Museum of Labor Michel Giacometti. Three permanent exhibitions: Towards the People: national ethnographic collection of agricultural and rural labor instruments, gathered during the Student Civic Service under the orientation of Michel Giacometti | Canning Industry: The construction of this exhibition was a participative process that started in the 90’s, involving dozens of ancient workers from this industry, who freely gave their testimonies and knowledge, allowing the inclusion, and central necessity, of the oral perspective | Mercearia Liberdade: a centenarian grocery store, from Lisbon, was completely reconstructed in the inside of the museum. Other services: Monthly temporary exhibitions, Intercultural Evenings, Educational Service and Center of Memories.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Tours and Tickets


4.5
60 reviews
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Luc D
Lisbon, Portugal346 contributions
Interesting museum
Jul 2018 • Couples
This museum houses in a former sardine canning factory and the ground floor is dedicated to the production process of canned sardines. There are a lot of interesting things on display. The old pictures, films and testimonies of former workers left a strong impression on me. On a higher floor there’s also a complete Lisbon grocery store from many years ago to be seen. They have some signs in English. Entrance = € 1,50.
Written August 1, 2018
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Bydand21
Edinburgh, UK44 contributions
Superb and compassionate insight into local industrial history.
Jan 2018 • Couples
This museum rightfully won a European museum of the year award for its empathetic and considerate insights into the now obsolete canning industry in Portugal. Housed within a former canning factory, the museum honestly portrays the lives and hardships of the labourers and the less than ideal conditions they worked in.
Written January 5, 2018
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David F
Aveiro, Portugal1,075 contributions
Fabulous insight into the defunct canning industry
Jul 2017 • Solo
The main exhibit in this museum focuses upon the sardine canning industry, from the workers' perspective. It does a fabulous job, and it presents a detailed and a balanced view of the working conditions and the lives of the workers.

The building formerly was a factory manufacturing the tin plated steel sardine cans. The conversion was done extremely well.

Another floor houses a reproduction of a Lisbon grocery ca. 1900. It's worth at least a quick glance.

The museum definitely is worth a visit. Check its opening hours before you turn up.
Written July 6, 2017
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hans-jaguar
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal18,254 contributions
Visit Setúbal.
Feb 2016 • Couples
You can find this Museum on the following adress: Larog Defensores da Republica.
This museum has been erased to receive the ethnographic collection, who was brought together by the young students of the "Civil Students Service" from the plan of work and culture, this under the supervision of the man who dedicated the whole of his energie into this project, namely Michel Giacommetti, who deceased in the year 1995.
Written February 8, 2016
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bie l
Brussels, Belgium25 contributions
Not Much info in english
Sep 2015 • Couples
Very quiet place, rather big but unfortunately not Much information is given in English.
People make you feel very welcome
Written September 20, 2015
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leisure-traveller44
Northern England308 contributions
fascinating bit of industrial history
Jun 2013 • Couples
As over-65s we got in free (others pay a very modest fee), but were still given a guided tour in English by the very friendly staff. All aspects of the sardine industry were covered, including printing the labels on the tins. The history and demise of the industry in Setubal were described briefly and interestingly. It seems it was the car industry that stole all the workers and accounted for the decline from over 150 factories in Setubal to just 3 and then none. But who would want to work 17 hours a day 7 days a week during the prime fishing season! Yet that's what they did. Altogether, a surprising find on a day out from Lisbon.
Written June 23, 2013
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RafikiLondon
Hong Kong, China482 contributions
Unexpected but wonderful museum
This wonderful and unique museum in Portugal is set in a former Sardine Factory. Setubal once had many of these but they have all closed sown, though there are still one or two chimneys on the horizon. The Sardine story is only one of the industries covered in this museum, that also covers past rural industries. Of course the Sardine industry was linked to the olive oil and salt extraction industries and these are also covered. One of the highlights of the museum is a full grocery store (Mercearia) donated to the museum by Michel Giametti. The store formally occupied a site in the famous Avenida da Liberdade in Lisbon, and has been idsmantled, transported and carefully reproduced within the museum, thereby linking the industries of Portugal to its commerce. This museum also has various temperory exhibitions and often has a lacemaker at work, representing cottage or household industries. There is an active education and community outreach programme. There are staff who can offer a guided tour in Portuguese and English.
Written August 26, 2010
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Museu do Trabalho Michel Giacometti is open:
  • Tue - Fri 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM


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