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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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Not best use of 5 euros

Maybe good for children but I did not find it worth the money. Has history of the island and some... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sarah L
Enjoyable hour shame about beer price on terrace!

This museum gave us a good history of Madeira and all the information boards were in English easy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Rua Dom Carlos I 27-29, Funchal, Madeira 9060-051, Portugal
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Maybe good for children but I did not find it worth the money. Has history of the island and some basic interactive exhibits but not everything was working.

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum gave us a good history of Madeira and all the information boards were in English easy to read and informative. Not bad value €5 admission thought take lift to terrace shame beer was twice price as earlier one in town

Thank rhianslip
Reviewed 8 December 2017

This small museum is located in the old part of Funchal just behind the cable car stop. Entry costs euros and is at the back of a cafe. The museum is on the 2nd floor and uses diaramas, text and images to tell the history...More

Thank hywheeler
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Even if you are nor so interested in the history and the development of the Madeira island, it`s very instructive and after about one hour you will know and understand much more about the island and the islanders.

Thank Emanuel S
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Fairly quick nip through Madeira’s history. It was quite interesting but heavy on reading matter. Although it was relatively inexpensive to get in i’m Not sure it was the best way of learning about the island.

Thank Sandiwin
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Lovely food and good views on the roof terrace. Staff helpful. Try the fruit salad. Reasonable prices

Thank tsusan408
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Went in here to get out of the wind and great decision it was. So interesting and well set out. Lots of great photos and interactive exhibits. Well worth 5 euro entrance. Also went to the upper floor restaurant for lunch which was good. Not...More

Thank sandra c
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We went through the museum and it was fascinating. The restaurant is spacious and clean. The menu is extensive with recommendations for the freshest food of the day, and the fish is superb. Advice on wine choices was helpful and the desserts were excellent. We...More

Thank Paulette S
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This place is easy to miss and at first glance appears to be just a souvenir shop. However, venture inside to the right hand side and you find the museum. Entrance was €5 each, but this also gets you 10% off in their terrace cafe....More

Thank ukmummy
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Never mind the story centre, go to the terrace and try the restaurant which is on a terrace looking out to the sea, close to the cable car station, fresh fish on display and cooked to perfection, very good place for lunch when you get...More

Thank Dominic W
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Jill W
8 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
7 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