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Museu Militar do Bucaco

Open Now: 10:00 - 12:30, 14:00 - 17:00
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Visiting the Military Museum of the Buçaco.

The Military Museum at the Buçaco was opened in 1910, enlarged and extended and remodelled in 1962... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2014
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
Small and dated but a must for any fan of Napoleonic warfare

Right on the allied ridge of the battlefield of Bussaco this small museum is packed full of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tavistock, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Right on the allied ridge of the battlefield of Bussaco this small museum is packed full of artefacts from the battle and the period. The film (which can be subtitled in a variety of languages including English) is extremely good and very detailed. Some of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Museum had some artifacts and pictures of the Napoleonic Peninsular War...all descriptions in only Portuguese. The diorama of the Bussaco battle was undergoing repair but was a great model. The film had English subtitles. There were life sized figures wearing uniforms.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank charleskP2468RA
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Really amazing how many artefacts (guns, uniform and other) were collected just about one battle, considering that battle happened on start on 19 century - all pieces are in perfect condition and video is very informative. Just one thing to improve - to translate description...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Innesa G
Reviewed 8 May 2017

A small exhibition that should appeal to enthusiasts but is only a 30 minute visit otherwise. If you have read the Sharpe novels by Bernard Cornwell about the Peninsular war it also will have interest for you.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank sailjerry
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This will not be the biggest or fanciest museum of the Napoleonic Wars that you can visit, but being that it's settled on one of the most iconic locations of the Campaign for the Peninsular Wars, you can be sure that it will not dissapoint...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank KlausABAnderson
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Excellent little museum with some interesting maps, weapons and video documentary on the 3 French invasions of Portugal and spirited Anglo-Luso heroic battles. Quite cold in winter so wrap-up warm.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank ahsbower
Reviewed 4 March 2015

Worth a visit to see where the French were beaten by Anglo Portugese forces. Excellent arms and battle descriptions. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Flashmen
Reviewed 9 February 2015

You can find unique pictures and items from the French invasion and British troops fights.It is located in an high position so you can imagine all the battles downhill.

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank ArturVictoria
Reviewed 19 October 2014

Such a great story, under-sold by disinterest. This is a key battle and significant location. It tells the story of a great general in the making and misses the mark by a mile...

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank Richard B
Reviewed 21 August 2014

The Military Museum at the Buçaco was opened in 1910, enlarged and extended and remodelled in 1962, you will see into the small museum a valuable collection of weapons, uniforms and several equipment’s used during the war, which is distinguished by a piece of artillery...More

Date of experience: August 2014
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