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.
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