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“Good experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Madeira Story Centre - CLOSED

Madeira Story Centre
Rua D. Carlos I, 27 - 29, Funchal, Madeira 9060-051, Portugal
+351 291 000 770
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Owner description: Museum about Madeira Island History and culture. Great way to start your visit to Madeira Island. You will have a panoramic view over Madeira Island History and culture.
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This Centre tells you all you need to know about the history of Madeira. First you get the feel of its volcanic beginnings, then it's up to the lovely roof terrace to look at the indigenous plants, and Dow to the step-by-step story of its discovery and progression. A lot of trouble has been taken to make the displays interesting (in four languages) and fun (you can do quizzes and get a doomed response if you get it wrong, or a positive ring if you're right!). Silver discs in the floor tell you which way to make your way round the exhibition, which includes waxworks, auditory effects to create the atmosphere, and even the smells of the various 'products' available then.

A bit pricey at 10 euros to get in, but thoroughly enjoyable.

Visited March 2014
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We hope to see you next time you visit madeira Island.
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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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“Disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Didn't learn very much not enough in depth info. Upper floor would be more interesting later in season when plants blooming

Visited March 2014
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Hampshire
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

A great way to get an excellent potted history of Madeira. The exhibits are well presented and the staff very helpful.

Certainly well worth a visit.

Visited March 2014
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Thank you for your visit and comment.
We hope to see you next time you visit Madeira Island.
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Colchester
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Tells a fascinating story of the island & its culture.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

A relatively new attraction that is very effective in informing tourists about the island. It is not so big as to overwhelm or tire you out before the end

Visited February 2014
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StoryCentre, Gerente de relações com clientes at Madeira Story Centre, responded to this review, April 11, 2014
Thank you for your visit and comment.

We hope to see you next time you visit Madeira Island.
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Chester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Interesting background”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

If you like to know a bit more about the place you visit this is a good choice, not to long to go round but very informative and interesting if you like a bit of history too.

Visited March 2014
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Thank you for your visit and comment.

We hope to see you next time you visit Madeira Island.
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