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Museu de Portimao

Rua D. Carlos I | Zona Ribeirinha, Portimao 8500-607, Portugal
+351 282 405 230
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Rua D. Carlos I | Zona Ribeirinha, Portimao 8500-607, Portugal
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+351 282 405 230
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"sardine canning"
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"english subtitles"
in 16 reviews
"sardines"
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"canning factory"
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"photographic exhibition"
in 6 reviews
"interesting museum"
in 6 reviews
"on display"
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"fishing industry"
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"white film"
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"worth a visit"
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"rainy day"
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"sub titles"
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"local history"
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"cheap entry"
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"documentary film"
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"production line"
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"presented museum"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The museum is small but quite interesting with an old video. Cafe is a great place for a light fish lunch.

Thank CjMacca
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is in a converted/rebuilt sardine processing plant on the riverside at Portimao. It is dedicated to the sardine processing industry. There are many exhibits from the machinery used to make the sardine tins to mock ups of life /work in the factory. Most...More

Thank PJsTips
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately all informations are in Portugese so even if we speak English and French, we were not able to understand...

Thank Marie-Hélène L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this museum on a rainy day and unfortunately it only took us 35mins to go around it. There were no English leaflets to navigate around the museum. There also wasn't any other language bar Portuguese on the displays therefore no one had...More

Thank Heather S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the museum and learnt all about sardine canning and the fate of the industry. We quite enjoyed the experience.

Thank WTisSearching
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was part of a included excursion and we expected to be bored,but it is really good and most interesting and very well done.The film is old and shows a way of life that was was really hard. How they got the fish from boat...More

Thank lottie49
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Updated and modernized sardine factory turned into a museum. Very well done, and it has received many awards. My only complaint would be the lack of English translation. Pictures and artifacts are great to look at, but if you don't know what the item is...More

Thank Carolinasofinah
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

With gales hitting the area we visited the museum in an airy building. No English translation in most places but good video with subtitles. You can see the room where the sardines were dealt with. Best bit was eating sardines nearby afterwards. Amazingly no museum...More

2  Thank sjbarter
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

A former sardine and canning factory converted into a museum. Very informative and there is a film (made 1930s or 40s) with English subtitles about the factory, so if you watch that when you get in, it takes 5 to 10 minutes, it puts everything...More

Thank John W
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

A wonderful way to spend a couple of hours. Go on Saturdays when it is free admission for a few hours. Very informative about the fishing industry in the Algarve. The 2nd floor has exhibits that change frequently. Only draw back was some of the...More

Thank vagabondgolfergirl
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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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