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Cience Museum

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Address: Largo Marques de Pombal, Coimbra 3000-272, Portugal
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+351 239 854 350
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10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

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Good for recalling some high school knowledge

A nice set of museums, but missable. If you lack time, use it for something else. The main plus is their historical value. If you are travelling with a child, some modern... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
kterziyski
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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

A nice set of museums, but missable. If you lack time, use it for something else. The main plus is their historical value. If you are travelling with a child, some modern interactive parts, e.g. light, would be interesting.

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Plzen
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I saw only the first part of the museum because of the short time. It is rather for children to experiment with physics. The second part is guided.

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Thank Jindrich M
Coimbra, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I was very disappointed. The museum is in 2 parts on opposite sides of the road. The first part we visited were 2 old university lecture halls and a room of exhibits. 95% of the exhibits only had information in Portuguese, so it was just a matter of looking at old laboratory equipment. Also in this building was a natural... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

The light museum is OK. For me, however, sing the fantastic collection of antique scientific instruments and nineteenth century taxidermy was amazing (stuffed manatees). It gives a real sense of nineteenth century curation. You have to be admitted and guided as part of a group.

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Thank 599wanderlust
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

The tour of the rooms containing scientific instruments and natural history attractions is a must, absolutely fascinating! The guide was delightful and very well informed. This visit was one of the highlights of my trip to Portugal.

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Thank MandMNewYork
Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Very interesting museum with interactive experiences. We also visited the zoology and old instruments rooms with a very friendly and informed guide which made our experience much better.

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Aveiro, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

The museum itself is very nice and interactive. It's especially nice for the kids, but is fun for adults as well. There is also a tour guide on the other side of the museum and this was especially nice for me, since you get an overview of the experiments and tools that the professor and the students have used so... More 

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1 Thank 17_Joy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

Excellent for kids between 5-99. When you buy the tickets to visit the university of coimbra and library pay just 2 euros more to get tickets for the science museum. Interesting hands on experiences.

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Thank Guilherme S
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

I visited this museum. It cost 5 euros and payment is only by cash. It good for anybody who likes science whether it's physics or biology. It's got interactive exhibits. It's near the university of coimbra.

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1 Thank Michael S
Coimbra, Portugal
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

Small science museum in an old laboratory, very well renovated. Interactive experiences to make physics easy to understand.

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