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I really enjoyed this museum but had 2 complaints.A majority of the exhibits had only Portuguese... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2017
vonnie3314
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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
Good collection

This was the private collection of Miguel Barbosa before being donated to the public. As such, it... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2016
Noweia
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Sep 17, 2019
“Hidden gem of a museum - MUST SEE”
Jun 7, 2019
“Worth spending a Euro ”
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Sintra's Natural History Museum is located in the historic centre of Sintra's Old Town, in a 19th century building (1893, more specifically). It houses an ongoing public exhibition which emerged from the collection belonging to Miguel Barbosa and...more
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Rua do Paco 20 | São Martinho, Sintra 2710-602, Portugal
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A fantastic little museum in the centre of Sintra. We ducked into the museum for the promise of fossils (and to get away from the masses of tourists) and were pleasantly surprised!! A lovely employee went around with us and gave a private tour, going into the history of the
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We stopped off here on our trip up to see the moorish castle. Entry cost €1 each, and we were greeted by a lady who spoke Portuguese and French. She explained the history of the museum, layout and exhibitions to us in French (I did French for 4 years at school so managed to
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We enjoyed an hour in hereand found it quite interesting. It i basically the collection/work of one man.
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I really enjoyed this museum but had 2 complaints.A majority of the exhibits had only Portuguese so I lost some of the display information and secondly, I felt as though there wasn't a good flow from one room to another. I spent about 4 hours going through the displays (2
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This was the private collection of Miguel Barbosa before being donated to the public. As such, it doesn't have the huge range and variety of a major museum, but it has enough! The entry level has a Triceratops skull near the door, and a reconstruction of a flying reptile
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