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Story Centre

This is a very informative museum starting at the entrance when there is information about... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Judith L
Nice little museum

We come across this little museum when we were out shopping. It was better than we thought it would... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
Sharon C
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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The Madeira Story Centre is a Museum situated in Funchal's Old Town centre where you can learn about Madeira's history in such a way, that you will feel that you are a part of it! The contents of the Museum are rigorous and detailed in order to give...more
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Rua Dom Carlos I 27-29, Funchal, Madeira 9060-051, Portugal
+351 291 639 081
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our first port of call when we arrived, giving us a great insight to the history of Madeira. This was good to do early in our visit as the knowledge enhanced other places that we visited.

1  Thank Simon B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very informative museum starting at the entrance when there is information about volcanoes and how the island was formed. Then on the second floor via a lift was the main part with interactive exhibits some not working but still enjoyable and informative.

1  Thank Judith L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum part of the story centre was located on the second floor. It was a small and warm room with a dull smell. The history of Madeira was entirely provided in text, almost without any interaction. The exhibitiom was lacking actual objects of history....More

1  Thank Walter V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only found this place the day before we went home. The food was excellent and very well priced (half what we were paying in our Hotel

1  Thank sandrat582016
Reviewed 7 July 2018

We come across this little museum when we were out shopping. It was better than we thought it would be. Very informative with some interactive parts. We spent quite a bit of time here and learned a lot about Madeira and it’s history.

1  Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We saw the museum which was interesting and they have a lovely restaurant with a terrace with lovely views on the 3rd floor. The food was good and reasonable too. Nice local speciality of fish with banana. We ended up going there twice.

1  Thank Krysia2003
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Great choice as it covers Madeiran history from the stone age to the present. It’s well laid out, informative, fun and interactive. Suitable for all ages as it has interactive quizzes and is presented in three languages.

Thank Jo R
Reviewed 14 June 2018

I didn't expect much but was pleasantly surprised by this small but fascinating museum, going as far back as prehistory, the museum documents and illustrates the islands history through the ages: it travels through Roman times, the great age of Portuguese discovery, Napoleon's visit on...More

Thank maltese632017
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

We found the full story of Madeira fascinating. A variety of angles from creation to modern day life. Took about an hour. Afterwards enjoyed Apple cake in cafe - pricey but really worth it. Made each day by the chef.

Thank Anthony R
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Simple exhibits in multiple languages, including English. Despite their simplicity they do a good job of telling the story of Madeira, both the island and the people. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit it but if you have several days in the...More

Thank Tim B
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Response from Burtcroghan | Reviewed this property |
The madera story centre is located in the old part of the town, look out for the cable car and its opposite, a lot of the paths are cobbled and whilst the path way from where the ships dock is fairly level and new some areas... More
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Response from Gln865 | Reviewed this property |
this is sad news as it was a good place with almost the best disabled toilet in the area. a big thanks to all the staff who worked at the centre and i hope that they have other jobs. lets hope that with all the building work... More