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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The museum is free on Sunday. The most interesting and informative thing was the movie (20 mins) about whale hunters in Azores. It is sad to see how whales were killed and it is super sad that some countries still do this.
  • It was not an enjoyable visit because I can't understand the concept of killing a whale for commercial purposes. That said, the museum gave some interesting insights on how the hunt itself was done. However the place needs some work: the movie in english and portuguese SIMULTEANOUSLY (??) is particularly a mess.
  • Small museum devoted to the process of whale hunt, ticket only 2 eur, all exhibition takes 30-45 min to look
  • Superb presentation of whaling history on the Azores
  • Full of wonderful whaling information..a wonderful place to visit.

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