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Madeira Embroidery Museum IBTAM

Opens in 3 min: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Too small

The work displayed here is exquisite, but there are only two rooms of it. I had hoped for some... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
York, United Kingdom
Small, not very inspiring

Came across this by accident. Decided to give it a try. 2.50 euros entry. Just two rooms. Mostly... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2017
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 weeks ago
“Too small”
3 Feb 2017
“Small, not very inspiring”
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The work displayed here is exquisite, but there are only two rooms of it. I had hoped for some information or examples of work in progress to show the various processes involved as I do a lot of embroidery and needlecrafts, but all they had...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2017

Came across this by accident. Decided to give it a try. 2.50 euros entry. Just two rooms. Mostly embroidery and some wooden artifacts with wooden inlays. Not very inspiring overall. No interactive items. Most of displays roped off.

1  Thank ianofwales
Reviewed 20 November 2016

This is up the hill on the left from where you see the building with the sign Embroidery Museum and Shop. This is a market. The Museum shows off the best of the old embroidery for what Madeira is famous for. Nicely laid out and...More

1  Thank Pete-n-Suzie
Reviewed 7 March 2016

I don't think my husband really wanted to visit this embroidery museum but he actually enjoyed it! The building is centrally located on one of the cities main roads and entry is up a grand staircase. One thing we found interesting was the many inlaid...More

1  Thank MeandSally
Reviewed 10 September 2015

This is a small and old-fashioned museum with friendly staff, situated upstairs in the "Institute" where every item of embroidery is checked for quality. My wife loved it but it's a specialist sort of thing! Incidentally it's now "IVBAM" not "IBTAM".

1  Thank The_Baptist
Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

This is, for the non-sower, a rather dry experience. The exhibits and galleries look rather tired and dated. Give the visit a little concentration, though, and you can learn how Madeira gained such a reputation as a centre for fine embroidery. Best advice is to...More

Thank Snowlizardkevin
Reviewed 14 April 2015 via mobile

A quiet museum which is a shame because it showcases this Madeiran traditional craft with a varied collection. Films in final room in Portugurse only bit images worth seeing.

Thank AliSheph
Reviewed 18 February 2015

I thought I would find this Museum very boring, but much to my surprise I found it most interesting and I thoroughly enjoyed my visit.

2  Thank 2210laurel
Reviewed 25 July 2013

Embroidery is one of Madeira's historic crafts so after visiting a factory and a shop where the staff were very knowledgeable and helpful we set off up the hill to the museum. At the top of the stairs we came to the reception desk where...More

10  Thank MikemayTravel
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