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Museu de Electricidade - Casa da Luz

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Very interesting history of electricity generation in Madeira - loads of old equipment

Very interesting museum with loads of old electricity generating and control equipment. Well... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Barco22
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UK
Largish Historic Museum in Funchal centre.

This is very close to the marina & the Fish/Flower Market. An interesting history of how... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
BELMONTIpswich
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is in a way fun to look at all these old equipment, but if you are not in the business, so you really like to look at all details, the visit will not take a very long time. The staff is really nice.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 26 October 2018

What mightn't as first sound very interesting actually proved to be facilitating. The information was displayed in an easy to access manner and discovery how the island became electrified and its current provision was quite captivating.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank SmithillsMoor
Reviewed 29 September 2018

A good way to spend an hour, we were very impressed with the lay out and information. Going back to where it all started with the first house to have electricity on the island.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank norfolkbrahmas
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Very interesting museum with loads of old electricity generating and control equipment. Well organised and not just a pile of scrap metal. Also has areas on electricity in Madeira and a lot of old fashioned electrical equipment (radios, vacuum cleaners, TVs, etc) and interactive areas....More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Barco22
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Very nice place, ticket 1,35 EUR for students. Many items connected with electrification of Madeira island found there in one place. Possible to know more about electricity and electrification process and status in Madeira and neighboring islands. No dislikes, liked everything.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Raimonds R
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This may not be for everyone, and for me it is a bus mans holiday (working with the electricity system). The museum is small and it should not take to long to visit. The building stands on the site of the first power station building...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank J9004
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Beautifully maintained but not much to see and no English translations available. Activities designed for children are OK but not startling

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank wagtail
Reviewed 25 June 2018

As a pensioner I was only charged E1.30 to go in (my wife stayed outside in the sun). I was fascinated by the displays - some really took me back. Sadly there is little information in English, so it was a case of just looking.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank john e
Reviewed 25 May 2018

This is very close to the marina & the Fish/Flower Market. An interesting history of how electricity cam to the island with many old generators etc.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank BELMONTIpswich
Reviewed 13 April 2018

My husband wanted to visit as he has a degree in electrical engineering! 2.70 Euros each, we actually spent over 2 hours here and we both found it very interesting. Plenty of old equipment (sadly the majority was made in England by companies which no...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank TW6671
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