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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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All reviews sardine canning english subtitles sardines canning factory free entry interesting museum on display fishing industry rainy day production line worth a visit really enjoyed our visit local history fish factory processing plant visited this museum artificial reef
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A small museum with an interesting fish industry history. The video was nice. There are places close to the car and the place itself takes about 45 minutes. Upstairs there was a photo exhibition.

Thank JanneS122
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent museum portraying long lost decades where the locals worked very hard in the canning factory and on the fishing boats, well worth a visit and very cheap especially for Seniors😃

Thank Paddy D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interresting museum tell about the fish industy in former days in Portugal. Film to wach in English and French. Free admision on saturdays.

Thank Magne123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice couple of hours spent going round the museum. Interesting to see how how successful the area was and how many jobs were created by the sardine industry. Yes some of the video of abit propaganda driven but let’s hope that’s just a translation issue....More

Thank shillbob
Reviewed November 2, 2018

Very interesting insight into the history of Portimão (which used to be a lot bigger, as you'll find out!) as an industrious fishing village whose prosperity came from canned Sardines. Industrial equipment on display including ovens, oil spreaders, can printers, can sealers, all used in...More

Thank richmcc08
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Fairly inexpensive to get in 3 euro for an adult, if you want to know how sardines are canned in the old days, it’s interesting, otherwise not really a historic museum per se. Took about an hour to finish, including watching the very old historic...More

Thank 573df
Reviewed September 25, 2018

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 September 7, 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 August 28, 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 August 25, 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

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September 4, 2018|
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.
December 3, 2017|
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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).