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“Unexpectedly Good”

Museo do Mar (Museum of the Sea)
Ranked #22 of 87 things to do in Cascais
Certificate of Excellence
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Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Unexpectedly Good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

This is a very understated little place not far from the seafront near the old fort/marina area. Admission is free and it's just a wonderful exhibition - well worth the visit

Visited November 2012
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“'Sea here!'”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2012

We really enjoyed this fantastic local museum - there are some really touching stories about the lives of the people who lived and worked in Cascais as well as an intriguing display of fishing nets and pots, not to mention some fascinating preserved sea creatures from Dom Carlos' scientific maritime explorations in the 19th century. There is also a seciton on underwater archaeology, with some great finds from off of the coast of Cascais, including a very old wooden dog/wolf ship's figurehead and a coconut shell used to smuggle pepper from India! All in all, a nice varied museum which gives a sense of local history.

Visited June 2012
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Cascais
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“OK if you have spare time”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2012

I often come here with my kids so that they can check out models of several fish.
There is an interesting exibithion about King Charles oceanographic enterprises.
It's far from being a "must see"

Visited May 2012
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Cascais, Lisboa, Portugal
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Don't miss it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2012

The Cascais Maritime Museum is a little gem on the outskirts of the town. there is nowhere better for getting a flavor of Cascais in times past and, within the hour that is needed to appreciate it, you will understand a lot about traditional life in Portugal. On top of everything, it's free!

Visited June 2012
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18 reviews
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“Great little museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2012

If you want to find out about the history of cascais this is a great little place,it's free but would easily pay,air conditioned so if you want to get out of the sun for. A wee while this is the place and you can learn something too.

Visited April 2012
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