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Museo do Mar (Museum of the Sea)

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Interesting Little Museum

Small but interesting museum. Well worth an hour or so. Exhibits well explained in Portuguese and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Devon, United Kingdom
Very interesting museum regards maritime

Came across this maritime museum which was very interesting and would be brilliant for children who... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small but interesting museum. Well worth an hour or so. Exhibits well explained in Portuguese and English

Thank MickPaddy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit, especially nice for children. Well laid out interesting exhibits. My husband and I spent a good hour and half wandering around. Different things catching our attention and drawing us on. Well worth 3€ each

Thank BookwormUk
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed this museum. It's not too big but has plenty of interest to look at, and is very cheap. Also it wasn't busy and is just a short walk from the centre of Cascais.

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Reviewed 11 July 2018

Came across this maritime museum which was very interesting and would be brilliant for children who were inquisitive. The museum looks at the history of fishing and sailing at Cascais and the royal connection of sailing. This was excellent value at 3 euros for an...More

Thank 13den
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Really only for kids. Nice one as such, and on the cheap (3 eur), but not worth your time. The exhibits are nice, you learn something for sure, but better use your time elsewhere.

Thank CallMeAL1
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

On our second visit to Cascais we went off the road. We saw signs for the museum of the sea and thought of giving it a go. The ticket costs three Euro’s . We saw and got informed about marine life in Lisbon. Worths visiting...More

Thank chris m
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

For adults, there really isn’t anything special. Kids will be interested by the maritime stories, though

Thank Kelvin W
Reviewed 20 February 2018

At first glance you may think this small, well presented museum is suited to children - but it’s not! There are mainly displays which involve lots of reading, based on the interesting lives of local fishermen and their families, the Portuguese monarchy who visited Cascais...More

Thank SmileySussex22
Reviewed 12 January 2018

The museum gives a very good overview on the history of the relationship between the citizens and the sea. Its approach is not simply an uncritical exhibition of the past, but with the background of the difficulties of life and survival. Very good presentation.

1  Thank Templier84
Reviewed 31 December 2017

We enjoyed our visit here. It costs 3 euros entry and is well worth it. There are exhibitions on the history of the local fishing industry and the Royal influence on the area from the 1870s. There are also items from shipwrecks and an interesting...More

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