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Interesting visit of the museo do ar

A beautiful museum with rare airplanes, explaining the history of portugese aviation. The staff is... read more

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Do not miss if you are a passionate of aviation

If you are a passionate of aviation do not miss this collection. Not big but well set up. You can... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2017 via mobile

Thought it will be bigger and will have more modern era plans but it was nice anyway. Beautiful place for aircrafts lovers. Plans in a great condition. Little sad that not all of the descriptions are in English.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Museu d, Gerente de relações públicas at Museu do Ar, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2017

Thanks for the visit and for the comment
Soon we will have everything in English.

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Reviewed September 3, 2017

We went there with 7 y.o. kids and it was fun. It is cheap, just 3 euro and there are a lot of interesting planes. The museum is bright, clean and modern. We spent 1,5 hours there and would recommend it.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Museu d, Gerente de relações públicas at Museu do Ar, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2017
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Obrigado pela visita e pelo comentário.
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Reviewed May 1, 2017

I rated it as very good, mostly because we have no better one in Portugal... If compared with others all over the world, it is just average. TAP, the Portuguese airline is very well represented there, with a permanent exhibition. Everything from seats to uniforms is on display. To me the highlight is a DC3, that before belonging to TAP, had a very interesting past, including participating on D-day, dropping para-troopers over Normandy. It's interior is now restored, all thanks to volunteers. Several military aircrafts are on display, and mush is told about the colonial war fought in Africa. The admission price is very cheap. Some pieces can only be visited inside with the presence of a military person, and that is very annoying. The museum clearly is short on staff.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Museu d, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Museu do Ar, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2017
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Obrigado pela visita, pelos comentários e esperamos que volte.

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Reviewed April 14, 2017

Do you love aeroplains? Then you must go come here.
The staff is very attenticious and will explain everything to you.
We went on the day of the exibiticion so, on this day, everything was open...
The models expose go through all the aviation history...
Nice journey for kids.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Museu d, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Museu do Ar, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2017

Thanks for the comment and the visit.

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Reviewed March 31, 2017

For telling the story of aviation from the Portuguese perspective, the Museu do Ar does the job phenomenally well. When you walk in, you begin a timeline from the first "birdman" to jump off an igreja, and the "manifesto" of the Portuguese Leonardo da Vinci, and then on through the aircraft that played critical roles in the development of aerial transport in Portugal and through its colonies in Africa and Brazil. Their C-47 (Douglas DC-3 military variant) is on prominent display with a full interpretive "center" showing the provenance of the airplane and its role within the Imperial Line (to Africa) and its restoration. Being a student of aviation history, and of the Douglas DC-3 in particular, I learned much from the artifacts on display. There are several rare aircraft on display here as well...gems that are worth seeking out. And don't miss the aircraft on outdoor display as well! The museum is free, and open every day but Monday. If you would like to tour inside the C-47, visit anytime but the lunch hours (12:30-2:30), so that one of the Forca Area personnel will be on hand to guide you.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Museu d, Gerente de relações públicas at Museu do Ar, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2018
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Muito Obrigado pela visita e pelas informações disponibilizadas a outros visitantes.

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