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Museu Municipal de Arqueologia

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Address: Rua Henrique Calado, Albufeira 8200-136, Portugal
Phone Number:
+351 289 570 712
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09:30 - 17:30
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Tue - Sun 09:30 - 17:30

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We paid a visit last week and found this to be an excellently laid out museum. The displays were well presented and they had card available in english and other languages

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
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Dungarvan, Ireland
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

So what do you do when you discover an un-documented well of unknown date, filled with 16th Century rubble? You build a museum over it. This small but fascinating museum charts the town’s history over 8,000 years, up to the 16th Century. It’s well laid out, and they aren’t precious about getting up close to the well over which the... More 

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Dungarvan, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We paid a visit last week and found this to be an excellently laid out museum. The displays were well presented and they had card available in english and other languages

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We dropped in on a rainy afternoon when on a trip into Albufeira. What a good decision. Although small the museum is packed full of interest. A great and educational place to visit whether sunny or not. Give it a try you won't be disappointed.

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Thank Linda S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Little museum but only 1 euro for entry . Worth a visit if you like museums. We spent about 1 hour looking around .

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

this is worth a visit not much to see but then again you dont have to pay to go into the museum either, slightly outside of the centre of town

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

We were passing this and as we had never been in we thought we would. It has a few relics from the past and nice carved stones from centuries ago. The items were laid out well and cards for each language to you could read about each piece. Doesnt take long so next time your passing, stop and have a... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

We love museums and had been meaning to visit this one on our previous 2 visits to Albufeira. This year the weather was not so good so we finally got round to visiting. 1 Euro entry for adults and children/students are free. A few more exhibits would be good as even if you look at everything and read all the... More 

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Kildare, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

We had a lovely afternoon in this museum. Very interesting to see the beginnings of the region. The girl at the reception was very friendly and helpful.

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Cheap, quaint but just a little dull. I have been to many better provincial museums but it's hard to complain given how small it is

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Langho, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

An interesting archaeological museum about Albufeira, well worth a visit with many artefacts and very well laid out. Only downside being that it is all in Portugese and given that a large percentage of visitors come from UK it would be good to have English descriptions.

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