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Madeira Story Centre

Rua D. Carlos I, 27 - 29, Funchal, Madeira 9060-051, Portugal
+351 291 000 770
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Ranked #21 of 52 Attractions in Funchal
Type: Museums
Traveler Description: The Madeira Story Centre is a spectacular interactive museum where you will find a wealth of information of the Archipelago’s History, from its... more »
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Cupar, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This is okay if you are interested in history and the makings of Madeira, not a place to go when the sun is out!. Would not do again when go back. Some parts were interesting others boring!

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Good local history for Madeira right from how the island itself was formed.Some good interactive displays suit children and adults.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The access to the Mederia was good the lifts to the three floors were spacious the roof Tetris gave good views of the harbour and old town. The story itself was well presented and I enjoyed it their was lots of. Large photographs The accessible toilets were large an well thought out and suited our needs ( left side stroke)... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

An informative museum with well done displays. Well worth the entrance fee. Covered the whole history of the island from the volcano to the present day

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Well situated close to cable cars, really interesting, lovely displays; helpful staff and a well priced little cafe on the ground floor.

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california
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We probably would not have come here, but it was a very rainy day and we had some rental car problems to sort out. We brought two children 7 and 9. It was a lot of reading and explaining everything to them, but I thought all of us enjoyed learning more about Madeira Island. It was a little over priced... More

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oxford england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

If you want to find out anything about Madeira you have to go here. Well laid out and interesting (we usually hate museums). and interactive. We spent about 3 hours here and were thoroughly entertained and enlightened.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The story of Madeira's history is told simply and fairly briefly, just right for visitor rather than a history student. A range of written material and physical displays. The only bit I didn't like was the audio clips as their proximity to one another meant you often got one in one ear and a second recording in the other ear... More

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Southwest
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170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Thoughtful, insightful presentation. Good place for families, too. Air conditioned, located near the beach promenade.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We had a lovely time in the museum. The small chucks of information are easy to understand. We came here more to have fun than to get an in-depth understanding of the history. We liked the displays and objects from the time. My favourite part were the human sized dolls. I would be interested to know where you bought those... More

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