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Cience Museum

Largo Marques de Pombal, Coimbra 3000-272, Portugal
+351 239 854 350
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Centuries old original scientific artifacts & specimens and great physics exposition

There are two main buildings to visit. The Laboratorio Chimico having a very actual exposition... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Antonio N
Lisbon, Portugal

This museum is something special and interesting especially for those who like science. It's... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Matias N
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Largo Marques de Pombal, Coimbra 3000-272, Portugal
+351 239 854 350
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are two main buildings to visit. The Laboratorio Chimico having a very actual exposition "Light and mater secrets" with several places where you interact with the items and feel the beauty of pure science. Old original instruments are also displayed. Don't forget to try...More

Thank Antonio N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is something special and interesting especially for those who like science. It's interactive and in my opinion really worth the visit.

Thank Matias N
Reviewed 13 June 2017

An excellent view of the historic science (chemistry) department at the University. We had a quiet lunch in the adjacent cafe which was great value before embarking on the tour of the natural history museum which was well worth a visit

Thank Martin G
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

I'd advise everyone to go see it because it's a very unique display in Portugal and it's really inexpensive and good entertainment for at least 1 or 2 hours. They usually have guided tours and even then the tickets should be about 2€/person The Universities...More

Thank Gonçalo S
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

It was crowded but it was a fun time to look at all of the exhibits. I'm not sure what the overall theme or aim was, but it was interesting to see the facts out on display. There are two parts to the museum. One...More

Thank mrportland
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.

Thank kterziyski
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.

Thank Jindrich M
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...More

Thank martyncymro
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.

Thank 599wanderlust
Reviewed 6 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.

Thank MandMNewYork
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