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An actual processing plant

The actual processing plant has been converted into a very interesting museum. Since the plant was... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Santa Rosa, California
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Beautiful exhibits

Whaling history is tough in the age of conservation, but it is a part of this history of the island... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Westport, Massachusetts, United States
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Rua do Poco 9940, Sao Roque do Pico, Pico 9940-361, Portugal
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

The actual processing plant has been converted into a very interesting museum. Since the plant was closed in the 1980’s, the equipment is still in good condition and a great look at an actual factory. This is a great stop after going to the whaling...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2018

Whaling history is tough in the age of conservation, but it is a part of this history of the island and was very well done here- worth a visit

Thank Betulaceae
Reviewed 4 September 2018

always a pleasure to visit, with new films from the whaling saga and photo exhibits, a vibrant place with attentive staff

Thank drchrysc
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Nice museum where you learn about the catch of whales and the processing of the whales into liver oil, what was done with the blubber etc. On Sunday free entrance.

Thank AnnL2986
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Very interesting visit, also in combination with the other museum, so that you get the full picture about whaling in Azores.

Thank Ana L
Reviewed 5 June 2018

This museum has a very nice exhibit of the Whaling industry that once was an intricate part of the Pico economy and way of life. Parts of the building and the machinery in it, look just like they did on the day whaling stopped on...More

Thank CTMcPs_12
Reviewed 14 December 2017

a very active museum portraying constantly different exhibits, books, the history of whaling, with extremely friendly staff

Thank drchrysc
Reviewed 29 November 2017

This whale processing plant really brings home the grand, industrial scale of how they hunted whales, how they used to drag them up the slipway & proceed to cut them up to render the oil & so on. It was all quite a brutal process...More

Thank capdellatraveller
Reviewed 9 August 2017

No much to say when it was closed...but I got details through vindows and glassdoors - it looked nice exposed and detailed. But as always - the signs to take you there was poor...maybe tourists was not a major factor to show the history?

Thank bapmail
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Museum looks unimpressive from the outside. You might even just walk on by. This is a must see museum. The movie on whaling is fantastic as are the displays. Don't miss it!

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