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The Maritime Museum of Ilhavo

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A must visit museum

Only 10 mnts by taxi from Aveiro . Extremely well done , pitty no explanation in English . However... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
Lisbon District, Portugal
via mobile
Going to the sea without leaving land

An historical, natural, biological, technological travel, indeed not to lose. Both the history of... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
Prague, Czech Republic
via mobile
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Avenida Doutor Rocha Madail, Ilhavo 3830-193, Portugal
+351 234 329 990
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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Only 10 mnts by taxi from Aveiro . Extremely well done , pitty no explanation in English . However , with our limited Portuguese , we managed to get by . Wonderful boats on display , sea shell collection & live Cod fish . Can’t...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

An historical, natural, biological, technological travel, indeed not to lose. Both the history of Ílhavo and Aveiro region people related with fishing in general and cod fish in particular, at a time dramatic an heroic, is the central purpose of the collections present in the...More

1  Thank jlsoarescurado
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Good historical setting on Portuguese codfish fishing, nice boat replics and a curious water tank with living codfish. Has a real fishing trawler as an extension of the museum

1  Thank MestreLX
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The museum was my ten year old son's choice on his birthday and the whole family had a blast. The museum and aquarium were very entertaining and the ships were beautiful and very informative.

1  Thank lillyfe
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Very nice quaint feel for the local culture. Interesting displays. Well worth visiting. "Its mission is to preserve the memory of work at sea, to promote the culture and maritime identity of the Portuguese". My grandparents were from Ilhavo. The museum helped me step back...More

1  Thank Manny V
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We kust visited the museum (free Access the seconde sinds of the month) and it was very interesting. No explanation in english, but that was no problem at all. We would highly recommend it.

1  Thank SonjaV279
Reviewed 4 April 2017

I went there to see living bacalhaus / codfish since I was living in Portugal for over 2 years and therefore wanted to see the fish alive. it was a nice experience. Also I liked that there is a whole ship that was taken apart...More

1  Thank Stefanie B
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Definitely would recommend. Very educational,fun. Went there many times,don't regret it. Nice reception.

1  Thank Twinkle202
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This museum is very informative and interesting. The portuguese codfish fishing is the main subject of the museum, with boats, fishing stuff, navigation instruments, nautic maps, etc. The new codfish aquarium is a "must". Very nice! It is not a big museum, so it is...More

2  Thank angela z
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We went to the museum as a side-trip from Aveiro - we used the local buses which run roughly every hour from Aveiro to Vagos and which stop on request right outside the museum. There is a second museum site a few miles away which...More

1  Thank DSAyrshire
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