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“Well worth a visit.”

Madeira Story Centre
Ranked #31 of 143 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
Hampshire
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014

A great way to get an excellent potted history of Madeira. The exhibits are well presented and the staff very helpful.

Certainly well worth a visit.

Visited March 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Tells a fascinating story of the island & its culture.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

A relatively new attraction that is very effective in informing tourists about the island. It is not so big as to overwhelm or tire you out before the end

Visited February 2014
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StoryCentre, Gerente de relações com clientes at Madeira Story Centre, responded to this review, April 11, 2014
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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Interesting background”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

If you like to know a bit more about the place you visit this is a good choice, not to long to go round but very informative and interesting if you like a bit of history too.

Visited March 2014
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StoryCentre, Gerente de relações com clientes at Madeira Story Centre, responded to this review, April 11, 2014
Thank you for your visit and comment.

We hope to see you next time you visit Madeira Island.
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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Could do this a lot better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

The layout was very confusing and the noise from sound effects was really annoying as they competed with each other. The one that everyone was complaining about was a tape of a re-enactment of a raid by some French pirates. It went on for ever (in French) and completely drowned out other commentaries. They could really do with giving out ear-phones with the info on a personal tape, so that it is overall a lot quieter. Otherwise, quite informative but like most of the museums etc. on Madeira it could have done with a lot more information.

Visited March 2014
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StoryCentre, Gerente de relações com clientes at Madeira Story Centre, responded to this review, April 11, 2014
Thank you for your visit and comment, which we will for sure take in account.
We hope to see you next time you visit Madeira Island.
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Cascais, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Interesting facts”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

Some interesting things to study, read and experience here. We were told it takes about an hour by the assistant, however we were in there more than two. Very historical with experience shares from others. Along with some fun interaction, for both adults and children alike. We surprised ourselves how long we were in there and how much we enjoyed this event. Lots of reading though. All in the four different languages. Portuguese, English, French and German. There are stairs, but a lift is also available. There is a great shop too, which you can visit even if you don't go to the story centre. Cafe/toilets were good, again visit without the museum.

Visited March 2014
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StoryCentre, Gerente de relações com clientes at Madeira Story Centre, responded to this review, April 11, 2014
Thank you for your visit and comment.

We hope to see you next time you visit Madeira Island.
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