Museum of Angra do Heroismo

Museum of Angra do Heroismo

Museum of Angra do Heroismo
4.5
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Loneostrich
    Miami Beach, Florida138 contributions
    Excellent museum experience
    This is a very impressive museum for a relatively small town, but it befits the historic importance of Angra do Heroísmo. I went on a Sunday, and there are two things to recommend about a Sunday visit: a) the already modest admission is waived; and b) at 4:00 pm every Sunday (at least in high season) an organist performs a 30 minute recital on the wonderful pipe organ in the church that is part of the museum. There are good videos throughout, all with English subtitles, and you learn an impressive amount about Terceira and the Azores as a whole. I also especially enjoyed the room with information about the building where the museum is held, as it also contained two traditional Azorean "guitars" (they're not guitars, but similar), and there was very cool music where traditional music was blended with modern DJ beats. Definitely make time for this place when you visit Angra.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 May 2023
  • Victoria G
    3 contributions
    The Angra museum is a 'do not miss'...
    Took the advice of so many here and visited the museum. Unfortunately, it was towards the end of the day, so a bit of a whirlwind. My mistake. Now I have to go back to take it all in properly. Spent two hours, and it wasn't nearly enough. Now, I LOVE museums. Always visit the local museums wherever I'm traveling. But even if you weren't a huge museum fan, this one is exceptional. A little bit of everything. Art. Culture. History. Beautiful building. And a cathedral that will drop you. Went back at 4PM the following Sunday (after a viola concert in the town hall) to take in the weekly pipe organ concert. Something not to be missed... I might even go back this Sunday, my last day on the island before heading home, to listen again. Long story short - the Angra museum is a 'do not miss'.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 June 2023
  • 315randrew
    Syracuse, New York4 contributions
    History of Angra and Terceira in beautiful setting
    Having the history of Angra do Heroismo explained in a religious setting, with a visit to a lovely sanctuary as a part of the tour, fully conveyed the importance of religion in the culture of Terceira. Even apart from the religious aspect, however, the museum delivers an interesting and concise history of the island. The front desk staff was eager to be helpful, and even explained the periodic firework bangs that we had wondered about. Go to the Angra museum to find out for yourself!
    Visited July 2023
    Written 29 July 2023
  • Jeff K
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania1,897 contributions
    Very Little English Signage
    I sound the museum to be ok but not great. A number of sights only have English signage. You could read the descriptions online via QR codes but it wasn’t very effective. It felt like you were reading Wikipedia. Some of the sights had English signage and some didn’t need it. Admission is only €2 so I can’t complain about the cost. It’s worth a stop if you’re nearby but it’s not a “must see” IMO.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 September 2023
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Jeff K
Pittsburgh, PA1,897 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
I sound the museum to be ok but not great. A number of sights only have English signage. You could read the descriptions online via QR codes but it wasn’t very effective. It felt like you were reading Wikipedia. Some of the sights had English signage and some didn’t need it.

Admission is only €2 so I can’t complain about the cost. It’s worth a stop if you’re nearby but it’s not a “must see” IMO.
Written 12 September 2023
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315randrew
Syracuse, NY4 contributions
Jul 2023
Having the history of Angra do Heroismo explained in a religious setting, with a visit to a lovely sanctuary as a part of the tour, fully conveyed the importance of religion in the culture of Terceira. Even apart from the religious aspect, however, the museum delivers an interesting and concise history of the island. The front desk staff was eager to be helpful, and even explained the periodic firework bangs that we had wondered about. Go to the Angra museum to find out for yourself!
Written 29 July 2023
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Joe C
3 contributions
Jul 2023
The museum was an amazing experience. Seeing and learning about ours Islands history was great. To see how our ancestors way of life and what they had to endure was mine blowing.
Written 14 July 2023
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Victoria G
3 contributions
Jun 2023 • Solo
Took the advice of so many here and visited the museum. Unfortunately, it was towards the end of the day, so a bit of a whirlwind. My mistake. Now I have to go back to take it all in properly. Spent two hours, and it wasn't nearly enough. Now, I LOVE museums. Always visit the local museums wherever I'm traveling. But even if you weren't a huge museum fan, this one is exceptional. A little bit of everything. Art. Culture. History. Beautiful building. And a cathedral that will drop you. Went back at 4PM the following Sunday (after a viola concert in the town hall) to take in the weekly pipe organ concert. Something not to be missed... I might even go back this Sunday, my last day on the island before heading home, to listen again. Long story short - the Angra museum is a 'do not miss'.
Written 29 June 2023
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BRUCE L
3 contributions
Jun 2023
Just happened to go in on a rainy Sunday knowing nothing about museum- wish we had more time as it the church was just beautiful and the other rooms filled with interesting objects from so many time periods. Very enjoyable.
Written 25 June 2023
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Smith1264
Preston, UK92 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
Fascinating look back at the history of the island and Angra. Well worth a couple of hours of your stay.
Written 21 June 2023
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Loneostrich
Miami Beach, FL138 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
This is a very impressive museum for a relatively small town, but it befits the historic importance of Angra do Heroísmo. I went on a Sunday, and there are two things to recommend about a Sunday visit: a) the already modest admission is waived; and b) at 4:00 pm every Sunday (at least in high season) an organist performs a 30 minute recital on the wonderful pipe organ in the church that is part of the museum. There are good videos throughout, all with English subtitles, and you learn an impressive amount about Terceira and the Azores as a whole. I also especially enjoyed the room with information about the building where the museum is held, as it also contained two traditional Azorean "guitars" (they're not guitars, but similar), and there was very cool music where traditional music was blended with modern DJ beats. Definitely make time for this place when you visit Angra.
Written 29 May 2023
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Louis F
Altus, OK999 contributions
Apr 2023
Really great museum on the history of the islands. Part of the museum includes a church and there is a lot of good information in Portuguese as well as English.
Written 7 May 2023
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VieiraBaptistaGAL41
Vancouver, WA2 contributions
Apr 2023
Amazing collections and videos. Do not miss this hidden treasure of a museum. Allow several hours. Only 1 euro and one of the best museums in all the Azores.
Written 14 April 2023
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Shane C
Tullamore, Ireland18 contributions
Oct 2022
We went here to just kill some time waiting for a flight after having to check out from our hotel and were unbelievably suppressed. We spent about 90 minutes and the facilities and tour layout is just amazing. Cheap price to at just €4 for two adults.
Written 9 October 2022
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