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Museu Militar Do Porto

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Excellent, model soldiers and historical artefacts

Had found this on here and sought it out. Had to be careful with timings as it officially closed... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
JeffNNN
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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Concise and informative.

As noted by other reviewers the tin soldiers bit is somewhat limited in its appeal, but the rest of... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
MrGrumpy318
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Nuneaton
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Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Had found this on here and sought it out. Had to be careful with timings as it officially closed between 12.30 & 2.00. In fact once you're inside it didn't seem to matter. The building on the main road has 2 exhibition floors. Upstairs is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JeffNNN
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

As noted by other reviewers the tin soldiers bit is somewhat limited in its appeal, but the rest of the museum is excellent. Portugal’s contribution to WW1 is covered in depth, and the post-colonial period is treated with an honesty and pragmatism that the French...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MrGrumpy318
Reviewed 23 August 2018

We have been to the military museums in Lisbon and Bussaco. This one is managed by the Portuguese army. A very nice gentleman greeted us. He speaks no English or any language other than Portuguese but is very friendly and makes sure all visitors see...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jean N
Reviewed 6 June 2018

A very interesting collection of old and not so old artifacts. The cannons were carefully labelled but could have benefited from more space. The display that really impressed me was the World War One gallery. I still can picture the wonderful evocative bronze sculpture of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ian M
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Visited here a few days ago. Staff were very friendly and helpful . The outside display of equipment was first class and historically well balanced. The ultimate star of the museum was the toy soldier collection. Six rooms of clearly and well out toy soldier...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Fred B
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Went here on a tuesday morning and we pretty much had the place to ourselves. In the main building loads of history and quite a collection of british, american, french and portuguese toy soldiers and interesting historical facts. The entrance fee of €3 is well...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Robbiecan
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is a small but perfectly formed museum. It does not cover all areas of history of the Portuguese Armed Forces but it is informative about a country that didn't really hit the headlines militarily. The top floor toy soldier collection is impressive and encompasses...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank bfltd0
Reviewed 7 July 2017

The Museu Militar do Porto (Porto Military Museum) is operated by the Portuguese military and holds collections and exhibits from the 16th to 20th centuries. The exhibits range from 16,000 miniature toy soldiers to decommissioned artillery pieces, that seek to portray military history from around...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank Craig M
Reviewed 6 June 2017

So... I was hoping for some tanks, but it has some rare inter-war artillery and some nicer early cannons, along with really great WWI collection. The first floor is toy soliders, just be prepared. Also b aware no book store on Sunday. But, in the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Dave C
Reviewed 26 May 2017

I went to this museum at the request of my history nerd husband. Despite my lack of history knowledge, I found this museum to be interesting (thanks to my husband's commentary). The first two sections were in the main building. The first section had miniatures...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Anna B
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