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Museu Militar Do Porto

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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 3 weeks ago
MrGrumpy318
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A little gem

We have been to the military museums in Lisbon and Bussaco. This one is managed by the Portuguese... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
Jean N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2  Thank Anna B
Reviewed 10 September 2015

This modest little museum is easily accessible from the Heroismo metro station or by buses 207/400. Entrance fee is €3.50 (and there are even discounts for children and seniors). The museum is open daily: Tuesday to Friday: 10h00-12h30; 14h00-17h00 Saturday: 14h00-17h00 Sunday: 10h00-12h30; 14h00-17h00 Don't...More

5  Thank starlightShanghai
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