Madeira Whale Museum, Canical

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  • In truth we only visited because the weather was so poor and we were nearby and needed to be inside. The building is very modern and the exhibition is over 3 levels, curated by a headset that changes ...  more »
  • We had the misfortune to have to endure bad weather on Madeira. The Whale Museum got us just right. Equipped with audio guide you through three floors. Learn about whaling in Madeira, which has dominated the island from 1940 up to 70 years in the bottom. If it continues, it is pleased with the whales that Greenpeace and other organizations have put an end to the carnage, particularly if you also get shown technology on the floor with great 3-d, what the whales are fascinating animals. Particularly the Central film (in the case of the whale skulls) impressed us. It is worth to see really from beginning to end! My audio guide device zickte by the way occasionally, lay it on me, or the device? It seemed an other visitor to go. The bathroom facilities were unsatisfactory regards cleanliness and condition. The Museum is new and chic. That did not fit together somehow. Overall a highly recommended excursion.
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  • The building doesn't look much from the outside but inside everything is modern. The tour begins with a very interesting explanation of the beginnings of the whaling in Madeira. Equipped with an audio guide, the explanations are so in french. This information is supplemented by photos or videos. We continue to another room where several screens allow us to see 3D images using special glasses and very detailed explanations about the world of whales and dolphins. We listen to every comment on the different screens that eventually will take us three hours for this extremely interesting visit. We emerged pleased.
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