Portimão Museum opened to the public in 2008. Housed in the former S. Francisco fish canning factory (Feu & Hermanos, Lda), its benchmark exhibition, "Portimão, Territory and Identity", tells the story of Portimão from the time the area was first settled by humans some 5,000 years ago. The exhibition highlights the various peoples who spent time here, as well as the main industries (canning, smoking, shipbuilding and fishing) that marked the municipality's development prior to the tourism boom. The well-known local personality, Manuel Teixeira Gomes, is also featured.
Having won national and international awards, Portimão Museum is included in the European Route of Industrial Heritage.
Apart from this long-standing exhibition, the museum also organises a range of temporary exhibitions focusing on different themes and work areas that are local, regional, national or international in scope.
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