Cork Museum, Silves, Algarve, Portugal
It is certainly the richest museum at the cork industry, with a notable collection of
machinery, workshops and document archive.
It is pointed out by many as one of the best industrial museums in Europe - in 2001 was awarded by the European Museum Forum with the Micheletti Award for the Best Industrial Museum in Europe, having received that year over 100 thousand visitors;
The Cork Museum is one of the most important tourist and cultural centers of Silves, does justice to the dignified history of the cork industry of Algarve;
The importance and heritage of this museum are of course far beyond the borders of the municipality of Silves, giving it a supra-municipal value.