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Madeira Story Centre

Rua Dom Carlos I 27-29, Funchal, Madeira 9060-051, Portugal
+351 291 639 081
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Very interesting and well organised

Went in here to get out of the wind and great decision it was. So interesting and well set out... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
sandra c
A very interesting museum with an excellent restaurant.

We went through the museum and it was fascinating. The restaurant is spacious and clean. The menu... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paulette S
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The Madeira Story Centre is a Museum situated in Funchal's Old Town centre where you can learn about Madeira's history in such a way, that you will feel that you are a part of it! The contents of the Museum are rigorous and detailed in order to give the the best information about the History and Culture of Madeira, from the island's volcanic origins to hydroplanes, its discovery and attacks by ferocious pirates, all described with the precision that you require. The Madeira Story Centre includes a large handcraft and souvenir shop with regional products, as well as a typical restaurant situated on the panoramic terrace with capacity for 200 people promoting Madeiran gastronomy. There are also thematic gardens where you can see the typical plants and flowers of Madeira, overlooking a magnificent view of the historical centre of Funchal. Madeira Story Centre Be a part of Madeira's history
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  • Very good46%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Rua Dom Carlos I 27-29, Funchal, Madeira 9060-051, Portugal
+351 291 639 081
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went in here to get out of the wind and great decision it was. So interesting and well set out. Lots of great photos and interactive exhibits. Well worth 5 euro entrance. Also went to the upper floor restaurant for lunch which was good. Not...More

Thank sandra c
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went through the museum and it was fascinating. The restaurant is spacious and clean. The menu is extensive with recommendations for the freshest food of the day, and the fish is superb. Advice on wine choices was helpful and the desserts were excellent. We...More

Thank Paulette S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is easy to miss and at first glance appears to be just a souvenir shop. However, venture inside to the right hand side and you find the museum. Entrance was €5 each, but this also gets you 10% off in their terrace cafe....More

Thank ukmummy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never mind the story centre, go to the terrace and try the restaurant which is on a terrace looking out to the sea, close to the cable car station, fresh fish on display and cooked to perfection, very good place for lunch when you get...More

Thank Dominic W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very pleasant location on the 3rd floor terrace. Great friendly waiters and excellent food. Will return.

Thank David B
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We really enjoyed the Story Centre and learnt a lot about the history of Madeira. There is lots of information about the island with some fascinating facts, quizzes etc. and all presented in a very accessible way. A must place to visit when in Madeira...More

Thank grandad88
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Great blend of food, fun...and Blandy's. You can learn a lot about Madeira and its turbulent volcanic history on the ground floor, then take the lift to the rood terrae for a love;y light lunch with great views over the sea front. And Blandy's...well, the...More

Thank bryanedwin
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Very nice museum / story centre about the history of Madeira. A lot can be learned there. It's also interactive, so children will also find it interesting. It's not too big, can be done within 1 hour.

Thank falkson
Reviewed 3 October 2017

found this lace by chance inexpensive spent a very good hour learning about Daria the history and other interesting fat nice curios inexpensive full of information

Thank Diane J
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We liked this museum, there was a lot of information about this beautiful island and its history, so it is well worth a visit

Thank mikefogg
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Jill W
8 January 2017|
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Response from Burtcroghan | Reviewed this property |
The madera story centre is located in the old part of the town, look out for the cable car and its opposite, a lot of the paths are cobbled and whilst the path way from where the ships dock is fairly level and new some areas... More
7 March 2015|
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Response from Gln865 | Reviewed this property |
this is sad news as it was a good place with almost the best disabled toilet in the area. a big thanks to all the staff who worked at the centre and i hope that they have other jobs. lets hope that with all the building work... More