Sargasso Museum

The Sargasso Museum's mission is to conserve, publicise and promote the culture of "sargasso harvesting" throughout the municipality of Esposende, especially in the parish of Apúlia, which has seen the greatest intensity and rooting of this activity, making it its greatest symbol and icon of cultural promotion.
In the main exhibition room, located on the ground floor, this equipment preserves all the history and culture of "sargassum harvesting", featuring costumes, boats, work utensils, construction types and masseira fields, as well as the exhibition of various historical videos and photographs. In the exhibition on the upper floor, visitors will be able to learn about the environmental value and potential of the areas in the municipality of Esposende where "sargassum harvesting" has been carried out for centuries, from the diversity of fauna and flora and geological characterisation to the various planning instruments and plans.
With a view to a more sustainable planet and in harmony with the environment, the Sargasso Museum aims to explore the potential "of this seaweed that grows by the sea", both for the present and the future, since, in addition to its traditional use for fertilising agricultural fields, Sargasso can also be used for hygiene, cosmetic and food products.

Opening hours:
Open Tuesday to Sunday.
Closed on Mondays (day off), Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Easter Day.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
In the summer months (June, July, August and September) it closes at 6:00 pm.

Geolocation: 41°29'0.32"N; 8°46'23.63"W


Telephone: (+351) 253 960 169

Address: Rua Fonte da Senhora, nº 6, Apúlia