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Tobacco Museum is a scientific and cultural body of the Holy House of Mercy of the Divine Holy Spirit of Maia, dedicated to the investigation, documentation, conservation, interpretation and dissemination of the agro – tobacco industry, in a perspective of social and local development of the rural communities. Website

Azorean Emigration Museum. Here you can follow the evolution of the Azorean memory on emigration, as well as access to various information on the Azorean Emigration, throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, to the United States of America, Canada, Bermuda, Brazil, Uruguay, Hawaii, among others .Website

The House of the Arcanum integrates a set of valences that constitute the Ribeira Grande’s Museological Nucleus – a polynucleate patrimonial structure that, since 1986, has studied, preserved and explained to the community the space and time in the county of Ribeira Grande since its formation and geological evolution.  Address: Ribeira Grande, Portugal Phone: +351 296 473 339

The OVGA is a Science Center that develops applied research and scientific dissemination activities in the area of ​​Volcanology, Seismology and Geothermal Energy. Address: Avenida Vulcanológica, 5, Atalhada, 9560-414 Lagoa, Portugal Phone: +351 296 965 376 Website

Whale Factory of Boqueirão (Portuguese: Fábrica da Baleia do Boqueirão), the whaling station, factory and boat ramp that was once one of the major industries on the islands, and now part of the Museum of Flores. Address: Santa Cruz Das Flores, Phone: +351 292 542 932

Wine Museum, in the Village of Madalena, should be understood as a historical inevitability. The organization of a museum subordinated to the theme of the vineyard is identified with the main economic activity carried out by the community that occupied this territory, from its settlement. Address: Canada do Caldeiro 3, 9950-364 Biscoitos, Portugal. Phone: +351 292 622 147

Contemporary Arts Center – maintains the industrial character of the whole and highlights the dialogue between an existing building (former factory of alcohol / tobacco) and the new construction (arts and culture center, storage facilities, multipurpose hall / performing arts, laboratories, artist studios). Website

The Museu Açoreano (Azorean Museum) created by Dr. Carlos Machado in 1876, opened its doors on June 10th, 1888, located at the Liceu Nacional de Ponta Delgada. Throughout the years, the Museum’s collections were enriched by new donations and acquisitions, growing larger in number but also on diversity. To the founding collection – Natural History.  Address: Rua do Dr.Guilherme Poças 65, 9500-100 Ponta Delgada, Portugal Website

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