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Centro Ciencia Viva do Lousal - Mina de Ciencia

Avenida Frederic Velge, Minas do Lousal 7570-019, Portugal
+351 269 750 520
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Great visit

The mining museum offers several types of tours - I took the underground visit that includes a walk... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ana L
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Boliden, Sweden
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Great surprise

This catches me by surprise, a good one. No doubt that worth a visit. Excellent museum about local... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
Cres
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Lisbon, Portugal
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The main purpose of the Ciencia Viva Centres Network is to spread scientific and technological culture among the wider Portuguese public. The Ciencia Viva Centres are dynamic places of learning and fun, where scientific curiosity and the desire to learn are stimulated. In the Lousal Ciencia Viva Centre we invite you to make a time travel and go back to the period when the Lousal mine was still active, when ores that have formed millions of years ago were mined out from this mine by thousands of miners. In this place these people have fed dreams and wishes, have loved and saw their children grow, have taken care of their old relatives. Today, it is future again, it is a land reinvented by the will of many people and sustained by the richest ore: Knowledge. Lousal, forever Lousal.
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5 days ago
“Great visit”
Sep 12, 2017
“Great surprise”
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Avenida Frederic Velge, Minas do Lousal 7570-019, Portugal
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The mining museum offers several types of tours - I took the underground visit that includes a walk outside, around the old buildings and pit. Even though I am a miming engineer and it was not news to me, I found it very interesting for...More

Thank Ana L
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

This catches me by surprise, a good one. No doubt that worth a visit. Excellent museum about local mining history and mining tech in general. Guide was very friendly and helpful. People who love geology will love it. Try to visit the mine, will need...More

Thank Cres
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Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

On a r as one weekend with little to do outdoors, visiting this museum was a fabulous surprise. Not only getting to know the story of the mines, the last family to run the place and their social concerns, but also the museum itself, the...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2015

It really exceeds the expectations! I have visited several museums like this across europe, and I was not disappointed with this one. Nice presentations, nice staff and interesting expositions! Portugal, being a country with mining tradition, should have more places like this!

3  Thank Ana L
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Reviewed 5 December 2014

Excellent museum with English speaking guide to the local mining industry and the technology that mining supports generally. Our guide was well versed in the local history of both the mine and the town in general. The museum was set up by two geologists, and...More

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