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This was a really interesting little museum that we only discovered by chance when we searched the leaflets at the tourist office in Funchal.
It consists of an array of old cameras, binoculars, telescopes and other optical instruments, very well displayed with clear labelling and...More
We found this new museum by accident on one of our wanders but didn’t have time to go in until the following week.Brought back happy memories for hubby on his youth spent in darkrooms and finding a lot of the old cameras he owned on...More
OK, I admit it, this was something higher up on my list than my wife’s. However, we both enjoyed this. There is a reasonably eclectic collection of still and movie cameras but upstairs there was a looping video presentation of old 8mm movies from the...More
This is a very comprehensive collection of photographic and optical equipment housed in a very nice building in the centre of Funchal. There are some very rare and interacting exhibits . It is well worth a visit for any one interested in photography.
We found the museum by chance. From the outside it looks like an antqiue shop that sells movie memorabilia, but inside it's a museum with an eclectic collection of all sorts of things you'd find in a design musem. Stacks of cine projectors (even 9.5s),...More
Quite an amazing place...started by the "sorting" of his fathers garage/shed and now being added to (we understand by donation). So wonderful to see all of these items on display..incredible and somewhere that the 5Euro entrance fee was worth it.
Date of experience: December 2018
SergioAguilarAntunes, Manager at Madeira Optics Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018
We found this new museum by accident on one of our wanders but didn’t have time to go in until the following week. Brought back happy memories for hubby on his youth spent in darkrooms and finding a lot of the old cameras he owned...More
This little museum is home to many cameras, binoculars, telescopes etc. Pictured is an example of how home video has evolved in a mere 30 years. All sections are well presented with information tags in English & Portuguese. Sergio was helpful and offered to play...More
Date of experience: October 2018
SergioAguilarAntunes, Manager at Madeira Optics Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018
Thank you so much for your kind review.
It's a pleasure to receive good comments from people like yourself who takes a strong interest in our collection and store items. As I usually say, it's the reason why we opened this place.
I hope to...More
What a wee gem of a museum. It had just opened last year when we found it but we never got the chance to visit when it was open. This year, we made sure to pay a visit.
The layout is excellent - development of...More