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Insight into past Madeira

This museum is well worth a visit. It captures well the rural life of Madeira in times past. The... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
Michael H
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Enjoyable Couple of Hours

Finding Rineira Brava was interesting. Don't trust Google Maps is all I can say. It took us off the... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

This museum is well worth a visit. It captures well the rural life of Madeira in times past. The video showing the hand centric methods of gathering cereal is worth a highlight. The museum is also - apparently - the only example of a mill...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

A museum full of local life and colour. A great insight into life on the island with clear and interesting displays. There was a local lady weaving who was happy to chat; little figurines going about their daily tasks; and many full size items to...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

Yesterday we visited Ribeiro Brava - a pretty little town near Funchal. We had read about the small museum which was once a private house originating in the 16th century. The museum is well laid out and each exhibit is explained both in Portuguese and...More

Thank Debra F
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Fascinating museum with very friendly and knowledgable staff. Museum is well laid out with a small shop and very clean lavatories etc. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Finding Rineira Brava was interesting. Don't trust Google Maps is all I can say. It took us off the motorway a junction too early and left us stranded up in the hills when we could have stayed on the motorway all the way to Ribera...More

Thank Carts123
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Spent a happy hour looking at exhibits and watching videos of everyday life in Madeira. Exhibits had labels in English, and staff were helpful. Many buses run to Ribera Brava from Funchal: numbers 4,6,7,80,107,115,139,142 and 146. Number 7 is perhaps the most frequent, runs from...More

Thank baronio
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Saw a sign and thought, on a rain threatened afternoon that for €3 it was worth a visit. It certainly was. It gave a fascinating insight into life on this island, its agriculture, fishing wine production till quite recent times. What would make a good...More

Thank HeleB4r
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Well worth a visit to get a good idea of life in the area over the past 100 years or so. Good labelling of exhibits in English and Portugese.

Thank Malcolm R
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Loved this little gem of a museum. The collections within fleshed-out the history of the island's traditional life.. Its all here... the origins of espada fishing, wicker weaving and wine production, even toboggan transportation are excellently detailed. Lovely feeling inside and outside where we pursued...More

Thank Eli B
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Quite an interesting place with many historical bits and bobs, good historical interest in a modern building. Parking is not the easiest in the town but there is an open car park a couple of hundred meters away or if you prefer an underground car...More

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