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Madeira Story Centre

Rua Dom Carlos I 27-29, Funchal, Madeira 9060-051, Portugal
+351 291 639 081
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Good Basic History Review

I enjoyed it and though the information was basic I thought it was interesting. After spending... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
txtfa001
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Austin, Texas
Highly recommended ‘first stop’ for tourists

This is wonderful place to start your tour if you are interested in the ‘big picture’ of Madeira... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
djq223
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Chicago, Illinois
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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 the the best information about the History and Culture of Madeira, from the island's volcanic origins to hydroplanes, its discovery and attacks by ferocious pirates, all described with the precision that you require. The Madeira Story Centre includes a large handcraft and souvenir shop with regional products, as well as a typical restaurant situated on the panoramic terrace with capacity for 200 people promoting Madeiran gastronomy. There are also thematic gardens where you can see the typical plants and flowers of Madeira, overlooking a magnificent view of the historical centre of Funchal. Madeira Story Centre Be a part of Madeira's history
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  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Rua Dom Carlos I 27-29, Funchal, Madeira 9060-051, Portugal
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I enjoyed it and though the information was basic I thought it was interesting. After spending over 30 years teaching history I like something that is clear and easy to understand for people new to the history of a place. An added plus is a...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is wonderful place to start your tour if you are interested in the ‘big picture’ of Madeira. The ‘interactive’ exhibits were in need of some updating but that did not distract from the amount of interesting information on the history, economy and challenges that...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Discover the history of Madeira for 5 euros. Excellent interactive exhibitions. Well worth a visit, with information on the history and geography of Madeira.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Much more interesting and informative than expected. All the information is translated into English. Plenty of information boards and interactive displays. The full history of Madeira and its people. Good for a couple of hours. You get a discount in the café. A well stocked...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit, we learnt a lot about the history of Madeira along with some interesting facts about the Island and Funchal.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is definite "must" to see the history of the island in mini tableaux -all very children friendly but fine for us "oldies" too ! Excellent cafe/restaurant on open top floor above the museum

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I read all the boards - in English, but also in 3 other languages, giving interesting details of the history. It was bigger than I expected and excellent value for money. Variety of information- archeological, people, floods etc

Thank Tanya l
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This mwas serum is a little gem for anyone interested in the history and culture of the island. The first floor covered the formation of the island . The second floor covers all the history of the island in a clear, chronological, succinct way. The...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited here on my last morning in Madeira. Located on the second floor, I found it well laid out, with clear multilingual explanations. With a mix of displays, models and artefacts I gained an interesting insight into the history, geography, politics and culture of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is also a "must see" attraction in Funchal because it gives you a very good understanding of the formation (volcanic), and history of people on the island from the first settlers through prosperity with sugar, then wine, then thin times up to the recovery...More

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January 8, 2017|
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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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March 7, 2015|
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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
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