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Madeira Story Centre, Funchal

(3.4/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
View interactive displays about Madeira's history and culture at Madeira Story Centre, presented chronologically from the volcanic eruptions that created the island to current trends. See realistic-looking busts of historical characters and pirates, and read about the ways of life at this isolated site on the Atlantic Ocean. Explore Madeira's 14 million years of existence through the use of sight, sound, smell, and games, and then step out to the terrace to peer through the binoculars for a panoramic view of Funchal's Old Town. Check out the gift shop where you can get traditional souvenirs, such as Madeiran caps and boots. Work out when and for how long to visit Madeira Story Centre and other Funchal attractions using our handy Funchal tourist route planner.
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  • Well maintained community with many flowers, plants and exotic, ancient trees, including elephant-foot tree, small romantic Lake. Determined in the evening in particular.
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  • It is a nice museum and you get a good overview of Madeira's history. There are interactive parts and it was nice to visit.  more »
  • Visit this place for a light lunch, so myself and my wife, just order the Caldo Verde (local green cabbage soup) and Pregos (minute steak in a the lovely Bolo do Caco) with chips, some Madeira wine fo...  more »
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  • One of my new favorite places on this planet. We spent a short day exploring this beautiful town. I recommend the violin restaurant by the gondolas first pillar. The steak on the stone was phenomenal (be ready to flip it yourself and cook it to your own taste. If you like your meat well done, cut it into thinner slices).
  • It is a good museum if you want to know the entire history of Madeira! The bottom floor is very small but the second floor is spacious and interactive!
  • Wenn visited the Shop and had a Coffee outside. Not cheap there at the Street.
  • Nice short story about Madeira, nothing special.
  • I loved the museum, Nice rich information on the discovery, on columbus and the structure of the island please note you can also buy a double pass teleferico-museum, it'll be cheaper if you are visiting monte anyways.