Algarve guide - Museums

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  • Faro Jewish Heritage Centre
    Judaica, books, videos and souvenirs.
    Next to the hospital on Rue Leao Penedo, Faro - Tel: 282 416 710 
  • Lagos Museu Municipal
    Ethnographic museum with exhibits including the town charter, a 17th century altar, priests vestments and Manuel Cabanas wood engravings.
    At Rua Gen. Alberto Carlos de Silveira, 8600 Lagos. Tel: 282 762 301 
  • Museu Arqueologico
    Exhibits include an 12th century Arab well-cistern and other archeological artefacts.
    Open 10:00-18:00 Tuesday to Sunday.
    Situated at Rua das Portas de Loule 14, Silves. Tel: 282 762 301 
  • Museu Etnografico do Trajo Algarvio
    Costume museum with dolls, carriages and Algarve rural handicraft on display.
    Open Monday to Friday 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00 and 14:00-17:00 on Saturday and Sunday.
    Guided tours available. At Rua Dr Jose Dias Sancho 61, 8150 Sao Bras de Alportel. - Tel: 289 840 100 
  • Museu Munícipal de Arqueológia:
     Archeological artefacts from Silves. Open May to September 10:00-19:00 Tuesday to Sunday.
    Located at Rua da Portas de Loule, Silves. Tel: 282 444 832 
  • Museu Municipal de Arqueologia
    Archeological museum covering Prehistoric, Roman, Visigoth, Islamic and Modern periods. Guided tours available.
    Located at Praca da Republica 1, 8200 Albufeira - Tel: 289 588 798 
  • Museu Municipal de Faro
    Museum of local history and archeology with both permanent and temporary exhibitions. Seasonal opening times apply.
    Located at Largo d. Afonso III 14, 8000-167 Faro - Tel: 289 897 400 
  • Museu Municipal de Loule
    Exhibits Loule's archeological past with artefacts from the Stone, Bronze and Roman ages. Open 09:00-17:30 Monday to Friday and 10:00-14:00 Saturday.
    Situated at Rua D. Paio Peres Correia nº 17, 8100-564 Loule. Tel: 289 400 642 
  • Museu Municipal Doctor José Formosinho de Lagos
    Items from Lagos' history are displayed including archeological artefacts, minerals, paintings, Algarve ehtnography and marine world.
    Open Tuesday to Friday 09:30-12:30 and 14:00-17:00.
    Situated at Rua Gen. Alberto Carlos de Silveira, Lagos. Tel: 282 762 301 
  • Museum Maritimo Almirante Ramalgo Ortigao de Faro
    Exhibits artefacts related to the Algarve's sardine fishing industry. Open 14:30-16:30 Monday to Friday.
    Located in Faro. Tel: 289 803 601 
  • Polo Museologico dos Frutos Secos: 
    Focuses on the methods of harvesting dried fruits including figs, carob and almond fruit.
    Open Monday to Friday 09:00-17:30 except Saturdays and holidays.
    Located at Rua Gil Vicente nº 14, 8100-697 Loule. Tel: 289 400 642 
  • Vilamoura Cerro da Vila Museu e Estacão de Arqueológica: 
    Museum exhibiting artefacts from the Roman civilisation in Vilamoura. Open everyday. Seasonal opening times apply.
    Located at Av. Cerro da Vila, Quarteira. Tel: 289 312 153


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