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Madeira Whale Museum

Rua Garcia Moniz 1, Canical, Madeira 9200-031, Portugal
+351 291 961 858
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Very Interesting

We found this to be a great place to visit, it was well laid out and the audio tour was fantastic... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
clampit63
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Newport, United Kingdom
Informative but kid-unfriendly

Visited it with kids aged 7 and 5 (seven-year-old crazy about whales). The first exhibition... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elisandra1980
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Moscow, Russia
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The Whale Museum in Madeira is currently one of the most innovative museums of its kind in the world. Holder of a valuable museographic collection, this space rigorously documents the history of whaling in Madeira. Through stereoscopic 3D movies and among models of whales and dolphins in full size, visitors can learn about the life of these fantastic creatures and their marine environment in a fun and interactive way. The Whale Museum also promotes research on cetaceans and its preservation and study of the history of whaling in Madeira.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Rua Garcia Moniz 1, Canical, Madeira 9200-031, Portugal
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+351 291 961 858
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this to be a great place to visit, it was well laid out and the audio tour was fantastic and very informative, It tells you all about Madeira's whaling history and how they now watch and monitor the whale and marine life, They...More

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Ricardo R, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your visit and for your review to our Museum The Madeira Whale Museum Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited it with kids aged 7 and 5 (seven-year-old crazy about whales). The first exhibition (whaling in Madeira) is extremely informative and includes many unique artifacts connected with whaling. However, as the idea of killing whales is abhorrent for any whale-lover, we just skimmed it....More

Thank Elisandra1980
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really loved the second part of the exhibition about whales - lots of information about how evolution, how whales are adapted to aquatic life etc. You can spend hours if you want to listen watch/ listen to everything, i wish we didn't only go...More

Thank Regmali
Ricardo R, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your visit and for your review to our Museum The Madeira Whale Museum Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum takes you through the history of whaling in Madeira and then onto the types of mammals found in the waters around the Islands. Very interesting place and comprehensive audio guide available in many languages that automatically plays as you walk around. The whole...More

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Ricardo R, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic museum! We were looking for something to do one afternoon and came across this museum online and decided to give it a try, we were really glad we did. The museum which only opened in about 2011 gives a really interesting and detailed history...More

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Ricardo R, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your visit and for your review to our Museum The Madeira Whale Museum Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended to learn more about whales and the short history when they were hunted in Madeira. Daughter is seven and loved it!

Thank sfaia
Ricardo R, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your visit and for your review to our Museum The Madeira Whale Museum Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let us be honest, whaling is not great and while I respect the history on display I am pleased whaling is largely a thing of the past. Whaling from Madeira ended in 1982 and this museum tracks the history of this industry in its gory...More

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Ricardo R, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your visit and for your review to our Museum The Madeira Whale Museum Team

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As we are animal-loving Brits, the Whale museum was to be something we could visit to learn about cetaceans of the Madeira coastline although we knew we would have to see things about Madeira's whaling history aswell. The museum is positioned in the old whaling...More

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Ricardo R, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your visit and for your lovely review to our Museum The Madeira Whale Museum Team

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We were staying in a Villa in Arco da Calheta and happened to pick up a leaflet about this Museum , having absolutely no idea whatsoever about the Whaling History of the Island. It took about an hour to get there, it was just about...More

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Ricardo R, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your visit and for your lovely review to our Museum The Madeira Whale Museum Team

Reviewed 27 August 2017

I found the museum to be very educational. I have visited quite a few whale museums so far, but this one really stands out. The museum is very near Funchal, approx. half an hour drive. The audio tour is really detailed and it provides you...More

Thank Despo K
Ricardo R, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your visit and for your lovely review to our Museum The Madeira Whale Museum Team

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Response from arover452 | Reviewed this property |
HI. Your Hotel Reception will have an up to date bus timetable. A Taxi would be very expensive maybe 50 -60 Euros possibly more -- that is each way . I would go to the Bus Terminus which is on the west side of Dolce Vita... More
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