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Madeira Optics Museum

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Madeira Optics Museum

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Rua Pretas 51, Funchal, Madeira 9000-049 Portugal
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Honest & Fair wrote a review Feb 2020
Scarborough, United Kingdom36 contributions10 helpful votes
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In the 💓 of Funchal hundreds of vintage cameras, binoculars, telescopes, all from private collection... a must-visit for everyone interested in photography and film. The exhibition area is spread over two floors, and a coffee/foyer/small antique shop. Upstairs you get to watch a melange of private video clips depicting Madeira from '50s onwards. Just brill! I only wish the ever-growing collection gets all support from local authorities as it is obvious the museum is in need of constant maintenance and expansion! Madeira should be proud to have such a gem of the place! It's places like this museum that make all the difference for a tourist hungry for cultural food!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Stephen M wrote a review Dec 2019
Woking, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
If you’re interested in photography this collection is well worth a visit, especially if you started in the days of film based photography. Perusal of the well presented and informative collection is like taking a walk down memory lane for the older photographer and will be fascinating for the younger generation too. There are also other examples of optical equipment, for example binoculars and telescopes. Some items are for sale too. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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joulesPortsmouth wrote a review Nov 2019
Portsmouth49 contributions7 helpful votes
Very interesting comprehensive collection. Brought back lots of memories. We had a good chat with Sergio who is passionate about the museum and has lots if ideas of how it can develop. The old cine film of Madeira was fascinating. Really enjoyed our visit today & can certainly recommend. Good luck for the future Sergio.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Elgobbo wrote a review Nov 2019
Morpeth, England, United Kingdom7 contributions2 helpful votes
Have been going to Madeira for over 10 years and have visited most if not all the museums. This museum is terrific value at €5. The owner was most friendly, helpful and informative. The exhibits were extensive and well curated. For me,the camera exhibition was a trip down memory lane. Apart from that there was an impressive collection of telescopes, microscopes, binoculars and other optical apparatus. Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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pirates3 wrote a review Nov 2019
Somerset9 contributions7 helpful votes
This museum is well worth a visit. It has a large display of cameras, film projectors, telescopes and all things optical. My husband had a great time rediscovering equipment he used to work with. Upstairs they have films running showing some of the history of Maderia which is well worth a watch. The owner was really helpful. Looking up information for us on the old funicular railway, it's running and demise. Do visit this one.it is worth seeking out
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from SergioAguilarAntunes, Manager at Madeira Optics Museum
Responded Nov 13, 2019
Thank you for your kind words and amazing score, we really appreciate it!
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