Schools/Groups

  • Pre-school

    From the sardine to the can
    Would you like to know how fish are put into cans?

    Fish canner Maria Rosa works in the canning factory and she’s going to need your help to prepare some very special cans.
    This art activity, in which participants will have the opportunity to paint a can and the fish to go in it, is related to the canning industry and is carried out through a game which enables you to discover the different stages from the arrival of the fish to the production of the can.



    First impression
    Come and leave your mark on the factory!
    The aim of “First impression” is to provide a simple and colourful introduction to the old industrial printing and stamping systems, using techniques such as stencils, finger paints and stamps.


    The sounds of nature
    Sounds and music can appear in places where you least expect them. Come and try to make music using simple materials and natural objects.
    This activity can be held in the Museum or at Alcalar*, with participants’ senses being stimulated by the pre-historic setting and the sounds and objects found in nature.

    N.B.: It is recommended that the event be held at Alcalar (9 km from Portimão) so that there is direct contact with the megalithic monuments and with the natural surroundings; however, this requires participants to provide their own transport.


    The little squares we walk on every day!
    People have been using stones for making roads, streets and the ground we walk on for a long time.
    Here, the starting point is a Roman mosaic made of different coloured stones exhibited in the museum and the idea is to create a new mosaic using coloured squares and the collage technique.


    There’s life in the Ria
    In the Ria de Alvor, there are many animals and plants. Do you know how they live?

    Participants will watch the film “Há vida na Ria” (There’s life in the Ria), made at the Portimão Museum, and play an educational game in order to find out about the natural heritage of the Ria de Alvor

  • 1st Cycle

    From the sardine to the can
    Would you like to know how fish are put into cans?
    Fish canner Maria Rosa works in the canning factory and she’s going to need your help to prepare some very special cans.
    This art activity is related to the canning industry and is carried out through a game which enables participants to discover the different stages from the arrival of the fish to the production of the can.
    Pupils will have the opportunity to make their own can with its fish and create a “pregão”, a traditional seller’s call.


    First impression
    Before leaving the factory, the crates full of cans of sardines had to be labelled and stamped to know which city or country they were heading for. Come and discover how this work was done in our lithography studio.
    The aim of “First impression” is to provide a simple and colourful introduction to the old industrial printing and stamping systems, using techniques such as stencils, finger painting and stamps.


    Discovering the pre-historic age
    Do you know how pre-historic peoples fed themselves, dressed and lived?

    Pupils will watch the film “Alcalar 5000 anos de história” (Alcalar 5000 years of history) as the starting point for finding out about the day-to-day life of pre-historic communities. Practical activities such as milling, weaving and the making of ornaments will also be part of this journey back in time.

    N.B.: It is recommended that this activity be held at Alcalar (9 km from Portimão) so that there is direct contact with the megalithic monuments and with the natural surroundings; however, this requires participants to provide their own transport.


    Diving into history
    From the bottom of the river Arade and the Atlantic Ocean, many objects have come to the surface with stories to tell. Do you want to know how they are brought up from under the water?
    This activity is very practical and involves adapting to the water, in a swimming pool, where pupils aged 8 and over will be able to do activities relating to underwater archaeology and handle some of the most frequently used materials in a “diving baptism”.

    N.B.: The safety of this activity is ensured by experienced staff of the museum and the Clube Portisub. Participants must be properly equipped for swimming (swimming trunks or costume, cap and towel).


    Introduction to archaeology
    There are lots of materials to be found underground, left there by other people who lived here before us, many years ago. Become an archaeologist and come and learn how these objects were discovered and brought to the surface.

    The different stages of archaeological work are the focus of this activity, which involves tasks such as the discovery of objects buried in a sand pit, drawing them and putting them back together.


    Ideas and shapes in movement
    The world of animated shapes and figures is fantastic! Do you know how it all works and moves?
    This is the first introduction to animated film, in which pupils explore some of the techniques used in cinema and try out the first machines that created the illusion of movement.


    Squares with a history
    Do you know how the Romans made the floors of their houses?
    Here, the starting point is a Roman mosaic made of different coloured stones exhibited in the museum and the idea is to create a new mosaic using coloured squares and the collage technique.


    There’s life in the Ria
    In the Ria de Alvor, there are many animals and plants. Do you know how they live?
    Participants will watch the film “Há vida na Ria” (There’s life in the Ria), made at the Portimão Museum, and play an educational game in order to find out about the natural heritage of the Ria de Alvor

  • 2nd Cycle

    From the sardine to the can 
    Would you like to know how fish are put into cans?
    TheFish canner Maria Rosa works in the canning factory and she’s going to need your help to prepare some very special cans.
    This art activity is related to the canning industry and is carried out through a game which enables you to discover the different stages from the arrival of the fish to the production of the can.
    Pupils will have the opportunity to make their own can with its fish and create a recipe by writing or drawing.


    Discovering the pre-historic age
    Do you know how pre-historic peoples fed themselves, what they wore and where they lived?
    Pupils will watch the film “Alcalar 5000 anos de história” (Alcalar 5000 years of history) as the starting point for finding out about the day-to-day life of pre-historic communities. With the help of the bows and arrows available in the “hunting” workshop, between “deer and wild boar”, the qualities of the hunters will be put to the test and the importance of nutrition in the pre-historic age will be better understood.

    N.B.: It is recommended that this activity be held at Alcalar (9 km from Portimão) so that there is direct contact with the megalithic monuments and with the natural surroundings; however, this requires participants to provide their own transport.


    Diving into history
    From the bottom of the river Arade and the Atlantic Ocean, many objects have come to the surface with stories to tell. Do you want to know how they are brought up from under the water?
    This activity is very practical and involves adapting to the water, in a swimming pool, where pupils aged 8 and over will be able to do activities relating to underwater archaeology and handle some of the most frequently used materials in a “diving baptism”.

    N.B.: The safety of this activity is ensured by experienced staff of the museum and the Clube Portisub. Participants must be properly equipped for swimming (swimming trunks or costume, cap and towel).

     


    Introduction to archaeology
    There are lots of materials to be found underground, left there by other peoples who lived here before us, many years ago. Become an archaeologist and come and learn how these objects were discovered and brought to the surface.
    The different stages of archaeological work are the focus of this activity, which involves tasks such as the discovery of objects buried in a sand pit, drawing them and putting them back together.


    Ideas and shapes in motion
    The world of animated shapes and figures is fantastic! Do you know how it all works and moves?
    This is the first introduction to animated film, in which pupils explore some of the techniques used in cinema and try out the first machines that created the illusion of movement.


    Squares with a history
    Do you know how the Romans made the floors of their houses?
    Here, the starting point is a Roman mosaic made of different coloured stones exhibited in the museum and the idea is to create a new mosaic using coloured squares and the collage technique.


    There’s life in the Ria
    In the Ria de Alvor, there are many animals and plants. Do you know how they live?
    Participants will watch the film “Há vida na Ria” (There’s life in the Ria), made at the Portimão Museum, and play an educational game in order to find out about the natural heritage of the Ria de Alvor

  • 3rd Cycle / Technical, Professional and College Education

    From the sardine to the can 
    The industrial world of canned fish!
    The fish canner Maria Rosa works in the canning factory and she’s going to need your help to prepare an advertising campaign for her canned produce.
    This activity is related to the canning industry and the different stages in the production process. Pupils will have the opportunity to find out about the whole sequence of these stages, as well as to design and personalise a brand image for a can which they will be given by the workshop.


    Discovering the pre-historic age
    Do you know how pre-historic peoples lived?
    Using materials available at the Alcalar Interpretation Centre, we will set out to discover fire, and an activity will take place involving the cutting and piercing of stones, as well as the process of making some tools.

    N.B.: It is recommended that this activity be held at Alcalar (9 km from Portimão) so that there is direct contact with the megalithic monuments and with the natural surroundings; however, this requires participants to provide their own transport.


    Ideas and shapes in motion
    The world of animated shapes and figures is fantastic! Do you know how it all works and moves?
    This is the first introduction to animated film, in which pupils explore some of the techniques used in cinema and try out the first machines that created the illusion of movement.


    Squares with a history
    Do you know how the Romans made the floors of their houses?
    Here, the starting point is a Roman mosaic made of different coloured stones exhibited in the museum and the idea is to create a new mosaic in plaster, based on a replica or using their own creativity.


    How does the Museum operate?
    Discovering Portimão Museum!
    A museum is not just an exhibition room open to the public!
    There are many other spaces, people and activities that participate in the construction of a museum. This is an opportunity to discover and find out about them!


    There’s life in the Ria
    In the Ria de Alvor, there are many animals and plants. Do you know how they live?
    Participants will watch the film “Há vida na Ria” (There’s life in the Ria), made at the Portimão Museum, and play an educational game in order to introduce and discuss the natural heritage of the Ria de Alvor.

  • Activities for Groups

    Groups registered and booked in advance
    € 2.00 / pax (minium 10 / maximum 25)
     


    From the sardine to the can 
    This activity begins with a visit guided by a “canner”, who introduces her place of work and the different stages of producing the canned produce.
    At the end, the group are invited to participate in the creative and individual production of a can of food, including the possibility of improvising popular verses or a recipe.
    The “fado singer Hermínia Silva” will also be providing useful assistance.


    First impression
    The lithography machine knows some secrets about the way the cans were printed that you’ll enjoy finding out about!
    During this visit, you will not only learn how different peoples used ink from pre-historic times up to the lithography machine, but will also try out some of the techniques.
    Discovering the pre-historic age
    The starting point is watching the film “Alcalar 5000 anos de história” (Alcalar 5000 years of history), you can choose two of the following activities to try out: hunting, pottery, votive ornaments, weaving, milling, tool making and stone cutting.

    N.B.: It is recommended that this activity be held at the Alcalar Interpretation Centre (9 km from Portimão) so that there is direct contact with the megalithic monuments and with the natural surroundings; however, this requires participants to provide their own transport.


    Introduction to archaeology
    There are lots of materials to be found underground, left there by other peoples who lived here before us, many years ago. Become an archaeologist and come and learn how these objects are discovered and brought to the surface.
    The different stages of archaeological work are the focus of this activity, which involves tasks such as the discovery of objects buried in a sand pit, drawing them and putting them back together.


    Ideas and shapes in motion
    The world of animated shapes and figures is fantastic! Do you know how it all works and moves?
    This is the first introduction to animated film, in which students explore some of the techniques used in cinema and try out the first machines for created the illusion of movement.


    Squares with a history
    Do you know how the Romans made the floors of their houses?
    Here, the starting point is a Roman mosaic made of different coloured stones exhibited in the museum and the idea is to create a new mosaic in plaster, based on a replica or using your own creativity.


    How does the Museum operate?
    Discovering Portimão Museum!
    A museum is not just an exhibition room open to the public!
    There are many other spaces, people and activities that participate in the construction of Portimão Museum. This is an opportunity to discover and find out about them!


    Diving into history
    This activity is very practical and involves adapting to the water, in a swimming pool, where participants will be able to do activities relating to underwater archaeology and handle some of the most frequently used materials in a “diving baptism”.

    Owing to the logistics and materials involved in this activity, there is a charge of € 7.00.

    N.B.: The safety of this activity is ensured by experienced staff of the museum and the Clube Portisub. Participants must be properly equipped for swimming (swimming trunks or costume, cap and towel).