Museu Municipal de Peniche, Portugal, Peniche

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  • The former prison now converted into a Museum, where history lurks everywhere. Here we find the story of a black period-fascism-Peniche was the most important prison in the Mainland, for fascist in the political prisoners in compliance with rule and where applied extremely severe prison regime. But now it's a museum very well maintained and enjoyed. There's a "requerdos" in very interesting entry with typical products of Peniche.
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  • The recent history of Peniche cannot abstract the Fortress during the entry called Estado Novo. The Municipal Museum, inevitably will have to report. However, we believe that there should be in the fortress two museums (and exists for this space ... even more, since they are proper uses with the memories that the site is closed), the resistance and the Hall, the first associated with the political prison and that she represented and represents, according to the history, traditions, activities of the municipality. Now, what today exist ... doesn't seem right. And even worse is we find abandoned spaces and degraded, exhibition sections installed with much goodwill but great amateurism and degraded information. To greater attention to the competent bodies of the Ministry of culture and, of course, to City Hall. Meet appropriate forms of use and keep the space in a sustainable manner and dignity with the memories that the fortress is closed.
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  • The Museum is housed in the beautiful fortress of Peniche. Has several collections ranging from Archaeology (including underwater), to shipbuilding and local craftsmanship but also a reminder of when the building was a political prison during the dictatorship.
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  • Could be a lot better as a museum and it's collections and English explanations , however it's a very interesting visit in reagrda to Portugese history and especially when it was used as a prison under the Salazar regime. You only get to see the cells and other parts of the fort if you pay to enter the museum and it's worth it.
  • Why is there almost no info on English?
  • A short memory is of Portuguese history.
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  • The building was a jail for political prisoners during the Estado Novo.
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  • The story not to forget.
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