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Madeira Story Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Learnt a lot

This starts on the ground floor with the evolution of the island.You then take the lift to the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Very informative displays.

Learnt a lot in this well set out museum. It's in an interesting area with other stuff around. If... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2018
Norwich, 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 weeks ago

This starts on the ground floor with the evolution of the island.You then take the lift to the second floor.A lot of the history you is set out including the history of my hotel. An enjoyable hour.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wingate
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Learnt a lot in this well set out museum. It's in an interesting area with other stuff around. If you find history dry, try the nearby "Old City Pub"

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GeordieIanD
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Went here and sort of enjoyed it. The exhibition itself was amazing and interesting. The downside was there was poor accessibility and we had to use lifts and there was poor signage for stairs.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JayBansal1994
Reviewed 8 November 2018

We had this on our " wet days" things to do options. It is worth a visit to gain some worthwhile knowledge of Madeira and the culture created through various reas in its history.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank agnesmurphy
Reviewed 30 October 2018

We’ve never bothered with this place in the past but wet weather led us to visit during our recent stay. The museum exceeded our expectations; it was interesting (the section on the Aquila Airlines and the develpement of tourism was especially nostalgic, funny and entertaining)....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Muffinette1661
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

In a relative short periode of time you get to know about the history of Madeira. The exhibits are very well presented, the texts are in 4 languages. It’s also fit for children, because there are some interactive exhibits (of which a few were out...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank moniquee2016
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Greatly chronical displayed the history of the island. Great also as a learning experience in history. Four languages give a proper view on the island.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hansv245
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Gives a quick (concentrated) overview of the history of Madeira using artefacts and written boards. Kind of a cross between a kid friendly museum and a more serious type of museum. Bit strange but worth a visit. Staff were very friendly. Not a big place....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anita37
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

This venue is a good way of learning about Madeira from its volcanic origin, its reference in early writing (Ptolemy), its 'discovery' for Portugal and its history from then to the present day. Well laid out, all graphics in four languages, and some interactive elements...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tenor54
Reviewed 13 October 2018

This is just beside the Cable Car terminal and is 5 euros entry. It's a bit strange and confusing. The Museum is on the ground and second floors - but not on the first floor! Obviously it attempts to tell the story of Madeira. In...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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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