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Madeira Story Centre, Funchal
(3.4/5 based on 550+ 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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  • This is a hidden gem if you're interested in the history of Madeira. It charts it from geological foundation through occupation by Portugal right up to the modern day. If you have a passing interest i...  more »
  • In exploring the natural history of the island of Madeira, the island's emergence and the most important events for millennia. The time will soon be seen. Close to the Cable Car departure station and next to the well equipped Café.
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  • the history of madeira is explained in different ways and you can intereact with the displays, making it very enjoyable. 
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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.