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Museu de Portimao

Rua D. Carlos I | Zona Ribeirinha, Portimao 8500607, Portugal
+351 282 405 230
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Rua D. Carlos I | Zona Ribeirinha, Portimao 8500607, Portugal
+351 282 405 230
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Reviewed yesterday

Nice collection. Part archeology, part about the fish canning factory that used to be located there and an exhibition on recent history. A shame only the last part(I guess the newest part) has the explanations in English as well. The cellar hallway about making an...More

Thank sanderh255
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have to visit this museum! Ask to have a professional person to explayn you the exhibition. We learn a part of the history of Portimão, about the industry of fish very important for the empower of the city in the years 50/60/70. We also...More

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Modern building but set in original sardine factory. Would have been very interesting if any of the notices were actually in english so have no idea what anything meant. Very disappointing considering how many people speak English in this country. Lots of wasted space in...More

Thank Ramblingpensioner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very well done! When googled it was more of a -sardines can museum- !?! Properly exposed- it teaches a lot of different things from different times and the center subject does come out in a very human way. Don't miss the video of the sardines...More

Thank Veronica C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the Museu de Portimão with my son (13) and my two of his teenager friends and they were very impressed with all the recreations,fhotos and films about the fish industry in the XIX and XX centurys and they did understood the message ....More

Thank Tomane F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this museum as part of a tour. The visit started outside with an explanation of the way caught fish were brought into the cannery - the baskets were transport on an overhead chain 'railway' through a 'window' into the building. Inside there was a...More

Thank phshanks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Indeed a really nice surprise. This museum shows the history of Portimao in a very entertaining way. Our 3yo son loved it! Dufferent parts id history are shown with bug reproductions, real size statues, boats, machineries, colours and sound. It can be visited in about...More

Thank Adrien B
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We decided to have a break from our golf and took a tour of this museum. From the outside you have no idea what's inside. It cost 6euros for four of us, which is fantastic value when you get to see the installation. You get...More

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

This was an unusual but somewhat interesting museum. I'm not sure that I would have wanted to pay for it but it happened to be free the Sunday that we were there. It is located in a sardine factory which still has the original equipment.

1  Thank Donald C
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The Museum mostly covers the tradition and history of fishing industry in Portimao. Generally interesting, but not very big.

1  Thank wimbox
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