Museu do Mar – Rei D. Carlos
In 1992, the Municipality of Cascais inaugurated this museum dedicated to the sea, and gave it the king’s name as recognition for his contribution on the promotion of the village and its coast.
Here we may find six exhibitions related to sea:
2- “The Sea and the Origin of Life”: an exhibition of natural history that includes pre-historic and paleontological collections (sea fossils).
3- “People of the Sea and Fisheries”: the traditions and culture of the Cascais fishermen, as the typical clothes; models of boats; fishing materials, etc.
5- “Biodiversity”: collections of Ichthyology (fishes), Mammalogy (mammals), Ornithology (marine birds); Malacology (shells), Herpetology (aquatic reptiles and amphibians).
6- “Seafaring and Navigation” replicas of all types of boats and nautical instruments of navigation support.
Opening hours: From Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Closed on Mondays and January 1st, Easter Sunday, May 1st and December 25th.