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Museu da Lourinha

Rua Joao de Deus 95, Lourinha 2530-156, Portugal
+351 261 414 003
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Unbelievable. What a welcome!

What a fantastic place. Packed with great information about the locale, but it gets even more... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rosalind T
via mobile
Nice small museum

The Museu da Lourinhã, better known as the dinosaur museum by the locals it is a gem. Situated on a... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
Chicago, Illinois
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  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
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“small museum” (2 reviews)
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Rua Joao de Deus 95, Lourinha 2530-156, Portugal
+351 261 414 003
Reviews (98)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic place. Packed with great information about the locale, but it gets even more interesting when you hit the paleontology section. Very informative, easy to get up close to the exhibits and some really hands on fun for the children (some 'fossils' buried...More

Reviewed 18 February 2017

The Museu da Lourinhã, better known as the dinosaur museum by the locals it is a gem. Situated on a quiet corner, you have to look a bit to find it. Lots of great information about all the dinosaur discoveries of the region.

Reviewed 15 November 2016

Museum with an excellent collection. The staff are very helpful and there is the shop with good stuff to buy!

Reviewed 19 October 2016

Thiis museum is small but full of interesting items mainly sourced from the local area. The museum is funded mainly by visitors and supporters with its main attraction, dinosaur eggs, being found by the mother and sister of their chief paleontologist Prof. Octavio Mateus, whose...More

Reviewed 1 May 2016

This small museum is fun and interesting with explanations in Portuguese and English. The displays are mostly out in the open and not behind glass and many can even be touched which makes it much more fun for kids! There are several different areas -...More

Reviewed 5 February 2016

Amazing experience if you've ever wanted to get up close to a real dinosaur fossil! This little museum, tucked away on a pedestrian street is full of prehistoric wonders. They've amassed a collection of dinosaur bones and eggs discovered in the local area. Definitely worth...More

Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

Best museum about dinosaur in the whole Portugal with a lot of holotipes. And not just that! A gem that worth a visit!

Reviewed 7 October 2015

Museum is small and the most part is about history and hobbys of ancient Lourinha. But dinosaurs part is very good! I didn't know that Lourinha has strong paleontologic school and even discovered its own kind of dinosaurs: lourinhanosaurus! Among these is the famous theropod...More

Reviewed 19 February 2015 via mobile

Interesting but poor... Much potential but without the proper enhancement. Nice pieces, interesting rural traditions of the área.

Reviewed 12 November 2014

Many of the fossils are based on finds in the nearby areas, giving a whole new perspective when walking around Porto Dinheiro, Paimogo, Lourinhã, etc. The museum staff was very friendly and allowed our children to watch some of the work they were doing in...More

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