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Museu de Electricidade - Casa da Luz

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Address: Rua Casa Luz No. 2, Funchal, Madeira 9060-057, Portugal
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Well laid out, more English information, please!

This museum wasn't the first thing on our list when we arrived, but I'm glad that we visited. The former power station is quite light and is, of course, an appropriate place to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
devonandriy
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum wasn't the first thing on our list when we arrived, but I'm glad that we visited. The former power station is quite light and is, of course, an appropriate place to display the artifacts and exhibits. They are very well laid out and at first I was pleased to be able to read the captions in English, but... More 

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Broxbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very easy to find along the front of Funchal and a very reasonable entry fee. It is well laid out with an excellent selection of historic electrical lighting. My husband really enjoyed it. Small cafe for coffee where you can wait for those who linger.

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Thank MimiA165
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2017

This place is very interesting particularly for the men. It is in the centre of Funchal so good for them while wives are exploring Funchal town!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 410 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017

This was a bit of a surprise; the location is very central, and as a result, we found ourselves pretty much tripping into the building. The building itself is great; the displays are pretty interesting and varied, but a little more English might have helped. All in all, though, some good images of Funchal's growth and a nice story about... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

The primary purpose of our visit was to have a look at the art exhibition on the top floor, but as it turned out the history of lighting and electricity production in Madeira was even more intriguing. From a few olive oil lamps in the centre of Funchal to the extensive power network of the 1970s, it's an amazing story... More 

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Reviewed January 29, 2017

As a Scientist, an interesting visit to DC electrical supplynand then to wholesale use of Ac across Funchal & then the islands. Well worth a visit - hands on for kids and adults alike. Note some exhibits are in Portuguese only An interesting collection of 'Brush Technology' from Loughborough, as well as many electrical meters in one case.

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Thank Midlands_T
Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2017

This museum starts off well, with English translations next to the Portuguese, but then the English completely disappears and explanations and signage converts completely to Portuguese. It’s a real shame because there are a lot of interactive exhibits upstairs but without being able to fully comprehend what you are supposed to do it lost its enjoyment. I think with the... More 

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Market Drayton
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Reviewed January 24, 2017

A wide selection of historical electrical equipment used to produce and distribute electricity mainly in the Funchal area. Equipment includes several large engines of various types which drive electrical generators to produce electricity. Quite a lot of the equipment is of British design and manufacture.

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Portsmouth
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Reviewed January 3, 2017

Not the usual museum to drag your wife around. She found it interesting, but needed more explanation in English. As an Engineer, it was a walk back in time to when Britain was a manufacturing country with famous names such as GEC, Ruston & Hornsby, Metropolitan Vickers all long gone.

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

This museum explores, extremely well, the creation of electricity. Featuring its development in Maderia and alternative sources. Whilst the graphics of the displays are very good the majority of the explanations are in Portuguese. If translations were available the exhibition would be outstanding. There is a very good interactive section for the younger of heart. It is housed in an... More 

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