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Museu dos Baleeiros (Whaler’s Museum)

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Excellent little museum

We were brought here as part of our tour of the island. It's only 2 euros but worth dropping in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Christine P
York, United Kingdom
baleeiros 2018

another fine photo exhibit by pepe brix, different movie on the whalers' saga, always attentive... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Rua dos Baleeiros 13, Lajes do Pico, Pico 9930-143, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were brought here as part of our tour of the island. It's only 2 euros but worth dropping in. Gives an very good account of the whaling industry. It's clear whaling was important for the economy of the island once upon a time. It's...More

Thank Christine P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Good documentary! Must see. Museum in authentic place. Not too big, perfect for an 1,5h or so. Friendly staff.

Thank Jolijn S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was at the end of our day tour of Pico. It was a very thoughtful museum and very modern layout.

Thank Rachel G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

another fine photo exhibit by pepe brix, different movie on the whalers' saga, always attentive staff ready to help and clarify, nice library (where I found copies of my books)

Thank drchrysc
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Very good little museum, minimal entry fee and very interesting exhibits. Highlight for us was the 1970 documentary on whaling on the island, very armospheric. Some caution needed for sensitive (vegetarian) children.

Thank hamish660
Reviewed August 2, 2018

As participants of the whale watching tour offered by Espaco Talassa you get free entry to the Whaler's Museum. There you will find some information about the history of whale hunting on the Azores. A film shows you how whaler's life used to be. All...More

Thank Evenstar29
Reviewed July 30, 2018

The museum is partly located in a former whale processing factory. There is an interesting intro film on whaling, digitized from a 1970 short film “The Hunt”. The gory bits have been edited out (we saw the full film at another whaling museum) but shows...More

Thank Jane R
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

For just €2 for adults and free for kids, this little whaling museum is worth a stop. Housed in the original factory, this museum tells how the whales were dismembered and processed. Not a pleasant topic but a story that should still be told and...More

Thank Phil2480
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

The island of Pico was quite poor until recently- and jobs are still scarce. Step back in time to 1970 documentary about whaling

Thank ElaineTO
Reviewed June 28, 2018

Outstanding collection of whaling equipment used as recently as the early 1980s. Great videos to watch about the art of whaling

Thank Bob D
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