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Last updated: 03 November, 2022
Expert travel writer: Dana Facaros

Opened in 2010, this quirkily-named museum houses the private collection of Portuguese car fanatic Joao Magalhaes.

There are more than 80 vintage and modern cars here, arranged in 10 themed areas such as Belle Epoque, Art Deco 30s and English Tradition.

Alongside the cars, presumably to interest the wives of petrol heads, are beguiling displays of fashionable travel memorabilia from the 20s, 30s 40s and 50s, including a collection of 300 vintage hats.

Price from: £8
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 4+
When: All year around

Getting there & doing it

The museum offers a variety of themed guided tours – see the list of options in their brochure.

When to do it

The museum is open all year round, seven days a week.

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