What you'll do
We will travel back and see how the oldest University in Portugal scientifically unfolded in the century of Lights! By exploring the Museum of Science of the University of Coimbra at your own pace under my personal guidance, we will see the original lecture halls along with the uniqueness and beauty of each handcrafted instrument used for the first experimental classes in Physics. Each object has a story to tell as it survived through centuries. I will tell you all about the scientific revolution in the country and the importance played by the University of Coimbra. In the Natural History Galleries we will learn about the Philosophical Travels done by leading students that unveiled the most exotic life forms from overseas at a time when little was known about the beings that inhabit the planet along with humans. There will be plenty of curious inside stories and I will immerse you in the universe of the traditional student life that is so characteristic of Coimbra. We will talk history and science, a great combination if you are thirsty to know about the evolution of knowledge down to our time, not to be missed if you've come all the way to Coimbra!
My home is Coimbra, the eternal romantic city of students and bards. I fell in love with it as soon as I arrived as a college freshman and its charm never left me during all the years engaged as an active student. After I graduated and traveled the world, it just got stronger and I had to come back. I am now a tour guide in the Museum of Science, but I also want to share with you the rich tradition and history of Coimbra outdoors!
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Where you'll be
We will see the charming original teaching and experimental halls hosting the Physics Gallery, where the art and teaching instruments from the XVIII and XIX centuries are displayed. We will take our time in the rooms thickly filled by Natural History and then access the building dedicated to the XVIII and XIX century Chemical Laboratory of the University.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 5 guests ages 6 and up can attend.
The tour times are flexible, so if you'd like to book a different time that is not available, just let me know. There may be other groups visiting the museum at the same time.
Discover the Museum of Science
$27 / person
$27 / person