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“Good Value” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Madeira Story Centre

Madeira Story Centre
Ranked #29 of 132 things to do in Funchal
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Owner description: The Madeira Story Centre is a Museum situated in Funchal's Old Town centre where you can learn about Madeira's history in such a way, that you will feel that you are a part of it! The contents of the Museum are rigorous and detailed in order to give the the best information about the History and Culture of Madeira, from the island's volcanic origins to hydroplanes, its discovery and attacks by ferocious pirates, all described with the precision that you require. The Madeira Story Centre includes a large handcraft and souvenir shop with regional products, as well as a typical restaurant situated on the panoramic terrace with capacity for 200 people promoting Madeiran gastronomy. There are also thematic gardens where you can see the typical plants and flowers of Madeira, overlooking a magnificent view of the historical centre of Funchal. Madeira Story Centre Be a part of Madeira's history
Finedon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good Value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

very good value for money and very informative, a good few hours were spent looking around we both enjoyed it

Visited January 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Excellent information”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I suggest a visit here as it is full of information about Madeira.
This provides all the history about the place and is very interesting.

Visited December 2012
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middlesbrough
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401 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
“expensive for what it is”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

We had high hopes of this actraction but we were disappointment. It was very expensive for what it was and a better history of the island could be found in the theme park further along the coast. I would give this a miss to be honest.

Visited December 2012
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London, UK
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95 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Average, rather over hyped and small.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Um. Was expecting something a bit better judging by all the ads/hype. 1st flr consisted of ticket lobby, pictures of a volcano and the lifts. 3rd flr is the roof. Full stop. 2nd flr consists of the several exhibits/photos/wax works. Took us an hour exactly to do the whole building. Probably not really worth it, which is a shame.

Visited November 2012
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England
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very Interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The Story Centre was an interesting experience and told us a lot about Madeira and how the island evolved. I am glad we went early on in the holiday so we had some idea as we toured about and visited other places.

Visited December 2012
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Thank dupressa
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