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Madeira Story Centre, Funchal

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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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  • I visited the Madeira Story Centre with my husband. We both enjoyed the modern presentation of the island's history. There are also a gift shop, handcrafts shop, cafe, and a panoramic terrace restaura...  more »
  • A great rainy day activity. A great way to learn about the history of the island. Not a large museum but quite interesting. May not be the best thing for children as a lot of involves reading but ther...  more »
  • Personally went to here from you city walk is recommended meaning of stone on the sidewalk, home country Portugal, Africa and trade relations, that contributed to the current economic activity, has various discoveries and then walks through the streets the past Funchal now consists of, it just did not believe
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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.