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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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Very interesting and surprisingly good restaurant

We have been coming to Madeira for a few years and have always managed to avoid visiting this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gary H
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Monifieth, United Kingdom
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Great roof garden restaurant in old Funchal city

Visited while on holiday in Madeira ideal for a meal or a coffee in the middle of old Funchal city... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DavidGHaigh
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Wakefield, 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 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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  • Very good46%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Rua Dom Carlos I 27-29, Funchal, Madeira 9060-051, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been coming to Madeira for a few years and have always managed to avoid visiting this place. It turned out to be very interesting giving a well documented history of the island. A good way to while away on hour or two. What...More

1  Thank Gary H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited while on holiday in Madeira ideal for a meal or a coffee in the middle of old Funchal city is the Madeira Story Center roof garden restaurant. The entrance is not easy to find. This makes the place quieter than you would expect in...More

1  Thank DavidGHaigh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The last time we were in Maderia (two years ago) this was not open so it was a pleasant surprise to find it open. It is well worth a visit as it really does tell the story of Maderia right back to it being discovered....More

Thank JENNYScunthorpe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have just exited this attraction...superb. Do what I am doing right now.. have a couple of Coral beers outside . Great. MADEIRA IS AWSOME

Thank Cavernguy
Reviewed 15 June 2017

A place of relaxation and ideal for a good meal or a coffee time in the middle of old Funchal city is the Madeira Story Center roof garden restaurant. The entrance is not easy to find. This makes the placeless busy than you would expect...More

Thank vulchy
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Good exhibits telling the story of the island. Particularly liked phots of the early travellers, and sitting in a mock-up of the first seaplane from Britain.

Thank Barry4506
Reviewed 22 May 2017

A very interesting view through the history of Madeira and on the roof a restaurant with views of the cable cars and over parts of the old town

Thank alfran2014
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We were keen to learn more about the history of Madeira on this our first visit. This small museum seemed to be the best place to start. It is well laid out and clearly labelled in 4 languages including English. We enjoyed the visit and...More

Thank Jackie S
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Once you get past the rude little man who is more interested in plugging the terrace restaurant (on the 3rd floor) than selling tickets to the museum, it is an interesting place to find out about Madeira. Interactive displays and every piece of information is...More

Thank LittleAnnie5
Reviewed 11 May 2017

On a rainy afternoon we decided to visit the Story Centre. It's a small attraction that had really interesting facts about the island and it's history. Good for those who like to read little interesting bits and look at the photos. Nice way to spend...More

Thank BobnMal
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Jill W
9 January 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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ThrillSeeker2014
8 March 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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