Madeira Story Centre, Funchal

3.7
#2 of 24 in Museums in Funchal
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. Plan your Madeira Story Centre visit and explore what else you can see and do in Funchal using our Funchal day trip tool .
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  • Well worth a visit to learn about the history of the island and how the complex water systems (Levada's) were constructed. Above the story centre is an excellent restaurant serving wonderful Madeira c...  more »
  • Just do it, it's well worth always a surprize around the next corner, climb a stair have local cuisine you will be amazed.  more »
  • A thoroughly interesting museum outlining Madeira's fascinating history in vivid detail, with some good interactive aspects and some very good waxworks too. The only thing that needs improvement is th...  more »
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  • Very interesting little place.. with cafe/ restaurant attached right in the bus station / cable car square... Worth a visit. ....especially if you have kids as there are quizzes along the way.
  • The guy on the ground floor invited us to have a nice lunch on the rooftop. Relax and enjoy. I am very sorry, but the service is really bad. Not interested, not helpful, arguing with each other, throwing with dishes. Come on.... Even if you would offer me a dinner for free, no - thank you. There are too many nice people on Madeira in other restaurants.
  • They seem more interested in promoting the cafe than the story centre. Cash payments only.
  • Lovely restaurant upstairs with very helpful waiters. Amazing find.
  • Pretty well done for a small museum. Certainly a good introduction to Madeira.

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