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Museo do Mar (Museum of the Sea)
Ranked #22 of 103 things to do in Cascais
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

I took an elderly relative to visit this museum, but we had to cut short our visit because it was impossible to get round on account of a badly behaved school visit. Not only were the children extremely noisy, but it was impossible to get beyond the first room because they were seated on the floor at the entrance to the next room, completely blocking all access. We waited for a while, in full view of staff, but no-one made any effort to let us pass, so in the end, we turned round and left. I appreciate that a museum is a good place for a school outing, but staff and teachers have to make some effort to ensure that members of the public visiting at the same time do not have their visit completely disrupted. It was also disappointing that the man on the reception desk neither greeted us nor smiled when we arrived.

Thank SherwoodSal
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

A good place to spend an hour and a half or two on a cloudy or rainy day. The admission is free and those who like history will learn some of the maritime history of the area. If you don't like history, this may not be for you. Signage in the museum is also in English as well as Portuguese.

1  Thank Thomas B
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Great photographic exhibition. Super insight to the difficult life of the fishing communityin the local area

1  Thank Michael M
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Much larger on the inside than it appeared, the Sea Museum told the story of the town of Cascais, with helpful and fascinating photos and stories about the fishing industry past and present. The museum is free, but be prepared to spend at least forty minutes there, as there is so much to see.

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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Nice museum but more about the sea than local history - still worth a visit though - free to visit. Interesting shell collection.

1  Thank Blond_Matylda
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