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Museu de Portimao

Closes in 8 min: 10:00 - 18:00
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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 interesting museum free entry on display fishing industry rainy day production line worth a visit really enjoyed our visit local history fish factory processing plant local industry few hours
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This great little museum is very conveniently located at the ‘Praia da Rocha end’ of Portimão’s Promenade. It would be difficult to miss this place: a large white building, with a tall red-brick chimney, topped by what looks like a stork’s nest. The interior of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank starlightShanghai
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is right on the river Adade in Portimao. It used to be the canning factory for sardines. It is really interesting and has film archives of the workers and their jobs. It explains the canning process very well, from bringing the fish in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CountryLover51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We a family of four spent just over an hour in here. Very interesting museum. Actually housed in a disused sardine factory and tells the history of the sardine industry and some other historical facts as well. Presentational information with the exhibits is in Portuguese...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 387tja
Reviewed 29 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JanneS122
Reviewed 15 November 2018

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😃

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paddy D
Reviewed 8 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Magne123
Reviewed 7 November 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank shillbob
Reviewed 2 November 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank richmcc08
Reviewed 21 October 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 573df
Reviewed 25 September 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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4 September 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.
3 December 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).