Museu Marítimo de Ílhavo
The Maritime Museum of Ílhavo

82nd Anniversary of Ílhavo Maritime Museum

2019/08/08 a 2019/08/11
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On August 8, Ílhavo Maritime Museum celebrates the 82nd anniversary of its founding, which took place in 1937. On this day, admission is free to the MMI and the public will have multiple reasons to visit it with guided tours. Special visit to the Museum stocks and special visit Diver for a day. Taking full advantage of the context of the Cod Festival (which runs from 7 to 11 August) and of the largest influx of tourists in the bathing season, from 8 to 11 August there will be free public transportation between Barra and Costa Nova beaches, passing by the Ship-Museum Santo André and stopping at the Maritime Museum.

In the first half of this year, the Ship-Museum Santo André and the Maritime Museum recorded 46 832 visitors (5 069 more than in the same period of 2018). Comparing the months of June of the last decade, June 2019 recorded the second highest number of visitors of the last decade (11 165), only surpassed by the records of June 2017.


8th August | thursday | 82nd birthday
Open day (free admission)
Special Visits:
10h30 The Secret of the Museum Stocks (limited to 15 people) *
11h00 Visit to the Ílhavo Maritime Museum and Codfish Aquarium
15h30 Diver for a day (limited to 50 people) *

9th and 10th August | Friday and Saturday
11h00 am and 15h30
Guided visit to the Ílhavo Maritime Museum and Codfish Aquarium

8-11 August | Thursday to Sunday **
"From the Beach to the Museum" - Free Bus
10h00 and 14:30 Barra Lighthouse - passing by Costa Nova (Tourism Office) - Cod Festival - Ílhavo Maritime Museum
12h00 and 16h30 Return from the Museum to the beaches, by the reverse route
(**) On the 11th August, the Free Bus only takes place in the afternoon.

11th August | Sunday
14h00 - 18:00
Open Day at Ílhavo Maritime Museum and Ship-Museum Santo André 

* Registrations:
234 329 990 or