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Well layout out exhibits. Great old photos and actual equipment used in whale hunting. They have a good short film telling about whale hunting with actual footage of the process and it was shown to usin English and is with watching.
Not the biggest museum in the world neither the smallest.
Welcome is good
Collections are great, their shape is so well cared that we can't help to touch it (sorry to the guard, touching is of course forbidden)
You can feel life at whale hunt...More
A wonderful look at Pico whalers up to 1980’s. Documentary produced in 1970 of whaling on Pico was fascinating as well as the wonderful exhibits (including some National Geographic photos), and a library in a beautiful building space. It’s worth it to go to both...More
We were brought here as part of our tour of the island. It's only 2 euros but worth dropping in. Gives an very good account of the whaling industry. It's clear whaling was important for the economy of the island once upon a time. It's...More
Very good little museum, minimal entry fee and very interesting exhibits. Highlight for us was the 1970 documentary on whaling on the island, very armospheric. Some caution needed for sensitive (vegetarian) children.
As participants of the whale watching tour offered by Espaco Talassa you get free entry to the Whaler's Museum. There you will find some information about the history of whale hunting on the Azores. A film shows you how whaler's life used to be. All...More
The museum is partly located in a former whale processing factory. There is an interesting intro film on whaling, digitized from a 1970 short film “The Hunt”. The gory bits have been edited out (we saw the full film at another whaling museum) but shows...More