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Cience Museum

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Blast from the past

This is an old fashioned museum featuring collections of Jesuit missionaries. It is almost... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
Margaret P
Sydney, Australia
Very interesting 19th cen. collection

This museum is a must go for people interested in scientific collections and study material of the... read more

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Largo Marques de Pombal, Coimbra 3000-272, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is a must go for people interested in scientific collections and study material of the natural sciences of the late 19th and early 20th century. It is enjoyable to experience with what material past scientists had to work with

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is an amazing museum, it's perfect for kids: there is so much to see and to learn! You could easily spend half a day there! Don't miss out on it!

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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Half the exhibits don’t work, the half are as exciting as drying paint. Truly awful science museum. How can anyone rate this with 5 stars? Have you ever been to a science museum?

Thank Nicolas R
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Science and natural history exhibitions are quite interesting but Laboratorio Chimico is a total disaster. It's supposed to be interactive but basically every single part of equipment is broken.

Thank ablazuk
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We visited all three sections of the science museum. If you are short on time, visit the section with the science tests/instruments. A fun learning experience for the kids.

Thank RachanaMundra
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Housed in an old and somewhat forgotten building, this museum boasts an eclectic collection of artifacts that are very interesting to see. Tragically, it seems they just aren’t interested in giving the place a facelift. All the balconies were roped off, the animal room looked...More

Thank EAaroundtheWorld
Reviewed 30 May 2018

The first part is great with a lot of science tests one can do. Then there is the the other side of the road where there is so much to see but unfortunately there is a time limit with a guide/supervisor. For science lovers there...More

Thank Niels-Fernanda
Reviewed 3 April 2018

This is an old fashioned museum featuring collections of Jesuit missionaries. It is almost overwhelming with the variety of stuffed animals, birds, shell collections, skeletons and so on. I hope someone can make use of them for DNA. There’s probably a few extinct species there....More

Thank Margaret P
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Entrance to the museum was included in our university tickets & we were glad that we went. We bypassed the main exhibits & opted for the “guided tour.” The two rooms for the tour were exquisite: the instruments room (really old!) & the natural history...More

1  Thank Karla T
Reviewed 19 November 2017

After a bit disappointed visit to the Science Museum in Lisbon, the Science Museum in Coimbra was amazing. The museum is housed in two opposit buildings. One building has an amazing collection of antique research devices. I could spend half a day here. Other halls...More

Thank Rob d
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