The Maritime Museum of Ilhavo

The Maritime Museum of Ilhavo

The Maritime Museum of Ilhavo

The Maritime Museum of Ilhavo
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pamelac00k
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
Sep 2021
Very interesting well organized. Would be nice to have English translation on videos and signs. Staff were friendly. Aquarium was a little short of fish.
Written September 15, 2021
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Lapin
Brasilia, DF319 contributions
Feb 2020
Very nice museum. We learned so much and understood very well the history of the portuguese people relation with codfish. The codfish aquarium is simple but great. One can learn also about history on boats and fishing boats from Aveiro and Portugal. I recommend visiting.
Written April 10, 2020
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TRVR77
Lisbon, Portugal161 contributions
Dec 2019
Extremely well done, you can understand very well all the history of the Portuguese relation with codfish. Learned a lot and kids enjoy the visit by learning and playing. The Faina Maior room is really well done, kids love to enter the boat and seeing the different divisions of the boat. The aquarium is simple but really nice. And also a lot of history on boats from Aveiro and fishing boats from Portugal. Overall, very good surprise!
Written December 11, 2019
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Colincarlos
Aveiro, Portugal210 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Really nice museum we had the visit as part of a ticket for several attractions. I am not at all in to maritime history but this really was worth it. Amazing art and old boats . You don’t need a real interest in maritime to enjoy.
Written August 31, 2019
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NGuedes
Lisbon, Portugal62 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Time well spent. A wonderful tour thru the history of cod fish long distance fishing and everything around it. As a bonus, there is a sea shells collection and a cod fish aquarium.
Take notice that all texts are in Portuguese. Audioguides in other languages are supposed to be available soon.
Written August 29, 2019
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Vitor A
Lisbon, Portugal794 contributions
Mar 2019 • Business
The small town Ílhavo was quite well-known for the codfish fishermen. That was a very hard life which is quite well displayed in the museum. When the visit ends there’s a last surprise a big aquarium with alive codfish. Enjoy!
Written April 3, 2019
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426zein
Lisbon District, Portugal127 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
Only 10 mnts by taxi from Aveiro . Extremely well done , pitty no explanation in English . However , with our limited Portuguese , we managed to get by . Wonderful boats on display , sea shell collection & live Cod fish . Can’t recomend it enough .
Written September 12, 2018
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jlsoarescurado
Prague, Czech Republic9 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
An historical, natural, biological, technological travel, indeed not to lose.
Both the history of Ílhavo and Aveiro region people related with fishing in general and cod fish in particular, at a time dramatic an heroic, is the central purpose of the collections present in the museum.
The reconstitution of the day life aboard of a cod fishing boat, hard, uncertain, long, is a must.
The aquarium of cod fish it's unique.
The size of the live fish present there is for sure a suprise for non Portuguese visitors.
A real incentive for tasting such fantastic fish, mainly when prepared and cooked according to a tradition aged of many centuries: there are one thousand ways for cooking cod...
Written September 2, 2017
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MestreLX
Lisbon19 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
Good historical setting on Portuguese codfish fishing, nice boat replics and a curious water tank with living codfish.
Has a real fishing trawler as an extension of the museum
Written August 30, 2017
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Lily F
Toronto, Canada96 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
The museum was my ten year old son's choice on his birthday and the whole family had a blast. The museum and aquarium were very entertaining and the ships were beautiful and very informative.
Written August 8, 2017
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