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Museu da Baleia da Madeira

Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Interesting visit. The interpretation is split into two main parts - the history of whale hunting... read more

Reviewed February 17, 2019
vrm2292
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Excellent museum

We loved visiting this friendly and interesting museum. A relaxing atmosphere packed full of... read more

Reviewed January 5, 2019
G9803KMhannahm
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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The Whale Museum in Madeira is currently one of the most innovative museums of its kind in the world. Holder of a valuable museographic collection, this space rigorously documents the history of whaling in Madeira. Through stereoscopic 3D movies and...more
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Rua Garcia Moniz 1, Canical, Madeira 9200-031, Portugal
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Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

Interesting visit. The interpretation is split into two main parts - the history of whale hunting on the island from the 1940s to 1980s and the modern day conservation and study of whales. The displays were well laid out and information was plentiful. Gave us...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Ricardo_MBM, Rececionista at Museu da Baleia da Madeira, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your visit and for your review to our Museum The Madeira Whale Museum Team

Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

We loved visiting this friendly and interesting museum. A relaxing atmosphere packed full of interesting facts about the whaling and marine life. Our 10 year old son loved it and the cafe was also perfect for a very tasty lunch stop! Thank you Madeira

Date of experience: January 2019
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Ricardo_MBM, Rececionista at Museu da Baleia da Madeira, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2019

Thank you very much for your visit and for your review to our Museum The Madeira Whale Museum Team

Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

Told the story of whale hunting from Madeira and then the evolution of whales and the problem with plastic in the oceans. At some points there was to much information and the audio was switching between exhibits without you moving. All in all worth the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Ricardo_MBM, Rececionista at Museu da Baleia da Madeira, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and for your review to our Museum The Madeira Whale Museum Team

Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Us adults loved it, everything about the museum was very interested and we learnt a lot from it. but our toddler didn't enjoy it as he was too young to have the headphones on (headphones are given when you arrive) and there wasn't much there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Ricardo_MBM, Rececionista at Museu da Baleia da Madeira, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and for your review to our Museum The Madeira Whale Museum Team

Reviewed November 3, 2018

It is a visit that you don't master. You have to follow the rythmn imposed by the too numerous audio or video presentations. The first part is interesting about the business around whales huntings in Madeira that only ceased in 1981 (unbelievable it lasted that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Ricardo_MBM, Rececionista at Museu da Baleia da Madeira, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and for your review to our Museum The Madeira Whale Museum Team

Reviewed October 30, 2018

If you are planning on visiting this museum, please be aware that it’s main.y a celebration of Caniçal’s whaling history. Whilst I fully appreciate that it was part of the island’s economic and social history, it did sit uneasily with me. The exhibits themselves are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ricardo_MBM, Rececionista at Museu da Baleia da Madeira, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and for your review to our Museum The Madeira Whale Museum Team

Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Glad I went, prepare to go during th r morning fresh, otherwise any exhaustion will take its toll on you. Interesting place, shop available and sensor headphones as you walk past figures, artifacts, videos, pieces of information giving you an individual audio tour. Good if...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ricardo R, Rececionista at Museu da Baleia da Madeira, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and for your review to our Museum The Madeira Whale Museum Team

Reviewed September 14, 2018

Not the easiest place to get to if you are not driving but a bus ride in Madeira is always an adventure The museum has plenty of old film of the early whalers and gives you all the information you could ever want to know...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Ricardo R, Rececionista at Museu da Baleia da Madeira, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and for your review to our Museum The Madeira Whale Museum Team

Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

This museum was very nice surprise. We can learn all sorts of things about wales: since Wale Physiology to the Story of whale hunting in Madeira. The museum is well suited for young children using imerssive technologies and multi-lingual translation. A must visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Ricardo R, Rececionista at Museu da Baleia da Madeira, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and for your review to our Museum The Madeira Whale Museum Team

Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

The museum is divided into two parts - the first concerns the history of whaling in the area and the second focuses on the species. Both are interesting and make full use of the interactive headsets. There were separate tours for children. The museum is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Ricardo R, Rececionista at Museu da Baleia da Madeira, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and for your review to our Museum The Madeira Whale Museum Team

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ateix93
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Response from Pantelejka | Reviewed this property |
10:30-18:00, all days except Mondays. Plan to enter at least 60 minutes before closing time (though 90-120 gives you more peace of mind, in case you happen to like one part of the exhibit more).
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The entrance fee is 10€
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Response from arover452 | Reviewed this property |
HI. Your Hotel Reception will have an up to date bus timetable. A Taxi would be very expensive maybe 50 -60 Euros possibly more -- that is each way . I would go to the Bus Terminus which is on the west side of Dolce Vita... More
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