We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
  • Sort by:
  • Traveler Ranked
  • Book Online
#1 of 54 Museums in Madeira
The museum was accidentally found by my girlfriend you can find it very easy if you sniff around Funchal city.
It was great to take photos and they looked very realistic I would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes to take a picture
See 1 Experience
#2 of 54 Museums in Madeira
Two sisters (Jennie and Lonnie) work in the business - dividing the work between designing the pottery and creating the artwork of Madeira land and seascapes and the island flora.
I think they have managed to capture many beautiful details from Madeira into their art, my favorite being the bird of paradise design.
#3 of 54 Museums in Madeira
A second building around the corner acts as a more formal gallery where guest artists hold temporary exhibitions, and we were given a guided tour of the paintings by the enthusiastic, eloquent gallery assistant An...
I left with a hand-painted t-shirt, a small watercolor painting, a ceramic dolphin wall hanging, a ceramic dish shaped like a cat, a ceramic magnet shaped like a fish, and probably other stuff I can’t remember too!
#4 of 54 Museums in Madeira
This beautiful house is absolutely packed full with an incredible and eclectic treasure trove collection from around the world.. Very reasonably priced entry €3.50 each with a delightful, knowledgeable and friendl...
The Universo de Memorias João Carlos Abrue, an amazing collection of mementoes collected throughout his life as journalist, traveller, poet, writer, politician, actor and artist on trips to different countries aro...
#5 of 54 Museums in Madeira
It can be quite difficult to find,it is located in the Marina shopping centre which is located opposite the sea front but down towards the cruise ship port near the big roundabout that takes you towards the big ne...
A very good film and a comfortable cinema in the Marina Shopping Centre as a cost of 5 Euro's each is good value.
#6 of 54 Museums in Madeira
The museum of tiles is in a marvellous modern building which beautifully complements the old house of Frederico de Freitas.
The collection of various objects, tea pots, art deco figures, silverwear, ceramics and paintings was fascinating.
#7 of 54 Museums in Madeira
We found this to be a great place to visit, it was well laid out and the audio tour was fantastic and very informative, It tells you all about Madeira's whaling history and how they now watch and monitor the whale...
The museum is positioned in the old whaling port of Canical on the south east coast and consists of a multi-level museum, partly describing the whaling history and then onto 'all about whales and dolphins' and wha...
See 4 Experiences
#8 of 54 Museums in Madeira
There are paintings dating from the 1400s, and sculptures covering the same period; the artists are Dutch, Flemish, French - the great painters of religious art.
Amazing collection of 16th century paintings and many religions artifacts in this museum one can spend at least two hours here.
#9 of 54 Museums in Madeira
... this museum (and stopping along the way), touring this house museum (1 hr.), and relaxing in the adjacent garden that includes birds, orchids, plants, flowers, and sweeping city views as well as a small chapel.
This is a really interesting place to visit when in Funchal - lots of wonderful objects, paintings of old Madeira, a fantastic silver collection.
See 3 Experiences
#10 of 54 Museums in Madeira
In the of Funchal hundreds of vintage cameras, binoculars, telescopes, all from private collection... a must-visit for everyone interested in photography and film.
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.

Engenhos do Norte

Porto da Cruz
#11 of 54 Museums in Madeira
We were driven there by a friend who lives on Madeira and he also did our own private tour of the distillery which was very interesting.
Worth a visit
See 16 Experiences

CR7 Museum

#12 of 54 Museums in Madeira
An amazing museum of Cristiano and his history , it really is an amazing place to take kids and adults to get inspired for what Ronaldo represents to Portugal and the World, Ronaldo will go down in History as one...
Very interesting to the football fan. the museum tracks his life from Funchal to the heights of Real Madrid, Man Utd etc. with a glittering trail of replica trophies.
See 6 Experiences
#13 of 54 Museums in Madeira
The Madeira Story is situated behind the cable car in Funchal and is, in essence, the museum containing the history of Madeira from its beginning through its history to the present day It gives a great insight fro...
We visited the Madeira Film Experience for the 30 minute documentary on Madeira and that was great, but the Story Centre adds to the experience of the island, exploring the geography, history & culture through sta...
#14 of 54 Museums in Madeira
The museum is immaculately well-presented with the diesel generated lovingly restored and kept scrupulously clean.
There are several interactive exhibits, and the whole museum documents the growth of the electrical network on the island from it's inception in the late 1890's to the present day where multi source generating is...
#15 of 54 Museums in Madeira
... the 1950s to date, go and relive your childhood especially men(big boys) The toy shop close by is worth a visit and the lady is very helpful as i believe it is part of museum, there are refrshments at coffee s...
We bought tickets at one of the indoor market shops, and were made to feel very welcome as we were shown in and given brief infomation about the museum and it's facilities.
#16 of 54 Museums in Madeira
The artwork and jewellery is wonderfully displayed and at very reasonable prices.
Delighted to come across this lovely shop and was drawn to the super window display.

Ethnographic Museum

Ribeira Brava
#17 of 54 Museums in Madeira
The theme of the museum is that of country life - how rural people on Madeira made a living from the land from sugar,wheat, flax and vines and from fishing.
#18 of 54 Museums in Madeira
However having seen the great views from the museum to the seafront, we decided a trip down there would be a good place to end our trip to Calheta.
It was really good to see modern art works from artists we were not familiar with.
#19 of 54 Museums in Madeira
My wife and I just stumbled across this wonderful restaurant one evening and we were offered the last, but best table in the restaurant.
Excellent design centre, well worth a visit.
#20 of 54 Museums in Madeira
If you want the views or the sunset even if the Museum is closed just jump in and enjoy the panorama, if you got time to spend have a bite or something more elaborated and local at the Mudas Restaurant from 10am t...
Really wonderful architecture, on top of the mountain.
#21 of 54 Museums in Madeira
Henrique Franco was a painter living 1883-1961, and his brother Francisco Franco, a sculptor living 1885-1955, both born on Madeira.
The museum/gallery only has a couple of rooms but is free and worth a little time to see the works of the artist brothers.
See 1 Experience
#22 of 54 Museums in Madeira
The museum had a wonderful garden, 70,000m2 with and abundant collection of exotic plants from all over the world its a wonderful invaluable collection of flora and fauna and Oriental garden and the adventure of t...
Situated at the top of Funchal's hair-raising cable car ride, this is a beautiful botanical garden housing two museums - one with an extraordinary collection of 20th century African sculpture and the other a beaut...
#23 of 54 Museums in Madeira


#24 of 54 Museums in Madeira
Beautiful Shop inside Eden Mar Shopping Center, right next to the Pestana Palms Hotel.
Beautiful shop inside edenmar shopping center.

MA Gallery

#25 of 54 Museums in Madeira

Museu da Castanha

Curral das Freiras
#26 of 54 Museums in Madeira
#27 of 54 Museums in Madeira
#28 of 54 Museums in Madeira
#29 of 54 Museums in Madeira
Charlotte's is a fabulous shop with beautiful glassware, jewellery and hand painted cards.
During an earlier visit to Madeira my wife had bopught a couple of lovely handmade items from this shop.
#30 of 54 Museums in Madeira
... Lobos and had a good wander around, stumbling across the very place we'd gone to see! 5 Euros each and then they turned the lights on and started the film, amazing place to find the history of the printed word!
The staff were lovely and were happy to introduce us to the building and what the museum had to offer.
See 8 Experiences