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Museu de Portimao

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Rua D. Carlos I | Zona Ribeirinha, Portimao 8500-607, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing history with a film of the early days of the thriving Sardine business before the Revolution. Working all day in the canning factories, these women were subjected to extremely arduous labor for years. There is also a large statue about 2 blocks away in...More

Thank wino1943
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We were really impressed with this museum that details the history of Portimao's canning industry. It's a modern, open space with plenty to hold your interest. They run an old (propaganda?) documentary that gives a great insight into what work would have been like when...More

Thank Gurnox
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We went in here and found it very interesting. Telling the story of the local industry. The dancers were amazing and I have never seen dancers in a museum who told the story of the workers. Who ever thought of that is a genius.

Thank stringloopins
Reviewed 26 August 2018

A must if you are at the marina in Portimao! Cool, spacious, modern, interactive displays about this bit of Portugal's history - birthplace of the first president... something for all ages. Friendly and helpful staff. Free entry on Saturdays. A really professional, fresh museum to...More

Thank 123pcb
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

We visited the museum on a very hot Saturday in August. We really enjoyed our visit learning about the history of La Rose Sardine canning factory. It was interesting to see how many local family members worked there and apparently it was a great place...More

Thank Trixy16
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Went there with a 5 year old and a 9 year old for few hours. The children loved to see how things were done not so long ago. Started by watching a short movie and then we followed the production line. Since me and my...More

Thank Margrét Birna Þ
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Shows the history of the sardine industry in the area. Really interesting exhibits but sadly not enough English (or multi language) translations. They created the first known workplace nursery. Because sardine catches could be big, everyone worked to process the catch - a lot of...More

Thank Lynn C
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Seems to have opening times to suite themselves as not as advertised but worth a look if around when the entry is free. The bar / café at the back of the museum a real find which great for a drink / snack or dinner.

Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 18 June 2018

The museum is only a few minutes walk from The Jupiter Marina hotel, and admission is free on a Saturday from 10 -2. As it is a converted sardine canning factory a large part of it is dedicated to this original local industry, but there...More

Thank Bagabargain
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

This place only cost 3 Euros and was well worth it. The old sardine canning factory has been converted into a museum that takes you through the process of the fish coming in from the ocean to getting into the cans. Really well done even...More

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Angela S
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Response from Susieb2201 | Reviewed this property |
Yes if you walk along the waterfront for about 5 minutes you will be in the central part of town with lots of places to eat.
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Response from vangaelh | Reviewed this property |
I looked at the website. Adults 3 euro. Handicapped and Children below 15 : free. Between 15 and 25 or over 65 is 1.5 euro. Free on May 17 and 18. The website is also in English (upper right is the language choice button).
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