Museu dos Baleeiros (Whaler’s Museum), Lajes do Pico

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Museu dos Baleeiros (Whaler’s Museum) is located in Lajes do Pico. A visit to Museu dos Baleeiros (Whaler’s Museum) represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Lajes do Pico travel planning website to plot your vacation.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Museum very interesting with many objects of the time; boats harpoons etc... We become aware of the important activity of hunting whale; the film traces your good history of the whalers.
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  • August 14, 2017
    The Whaling Museum, in Lages, peak was opened on 28 August 1988. "The building of the Museum consists of a set of three old whaling boat houses. 19th and complemented by a tent of blacksmith attaches, integrated into a new body built and strongly marked by an American whaling inspired architecture that houses the library-archive, technical and administrative services and management. The public area of the Museum is occupied by five cores of permanent exhibition: 1. core of Azorean whaling boat; 2. core of blacksmith's tent, 3. core of shipbuilding; 4. core of Whaling art; 5. core of shore-based whaling. The Museum also has a small room that serves as reception and sales site, a library/archive specializing in whaling theme and a small Auditorium, designed for the viewing of films, exhibitions, cultural activities and educational service. " Worth a visit to get to know the old and difficult art of Whaling, a now-defunct activity.
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  • August 9, 2017
    We visited the Museum in the summer. The permanent exhibition is very interesting, with the story of a human activity. The review when entering large groups and they assume the Museum all to themselves.
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  • Small museum devoted to the process of whale hunt, ticket only 2 eur, all exhibition takes 30-45 min to look
  • Full of wonderful whaling information..a wonderful place to visit.
  • Good overview of the local history
  • Don't miss it. Amazing museum
  • very interesting museum!

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