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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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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 2 weeks ago
Sharon C
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
Lovely restaurant on the 3rd floor terrace.

We saw the museum which was interesting and they have a lovely restaurant with a terrace with... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Krysia2003
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Leeds
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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%
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Rua Dom Carlos I 27-29, Funchal, Madeira 9060-051, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Sharon C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Krysia2003
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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

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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
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Reviewed 3 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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Reviewed 10 May 2018

We found this very interesting and would certainly recommend the centre as worth a look,the exhibits are well thought out and the story is easy to follow

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

We had visited this some years ago and found it much improved. Take your time going round because there is so much to take in.

Thank Alan M
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Took about an hour to get round this compact museum. A good summary of the island's history and well worth doing. We were encouraged to finish by going to the café on the top floor. But we were ignored on arrival, and the idea of...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

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

Thank txtfa001
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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
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