It belongs to the Portuguese army and it was once PIDE’s (a Portuguese security agency during Portugal’s dictatorship) headquarters. Inaugurated in 1977 and located at a 19th century building, the Military Museum of Porto has a permanent exhibition with weaponry, military equipment, heavy artillery and 14th century battle tanks. But the museum’s main attraction is the 16 000 toy soldier collection, unparalleled in the country. It’s, therefore, a great place to take the kids.
|Venue name:||Military Museum of Porto||Contact:|
Rua do Heroísmo, 329
|Opening hours:||Tue-Fri 10am-12.30pm & 2pm-5pm; Sat 2pm-5pm; Sun 10am-12.30pm & from 2pm-5 pm; Free on Sundays from 10am-12.30pm|