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- Address: Rua Dom Carlos, 27, Funchal 9060-051, Portugal
- Hours: Daily 10am-6pm
- Admission: Adult: €9; Child: €5
This modern museum pays homage to Madeira’s rich history and colorful culture. Visitors can begin their chronological journey through the island’s history at the entrance level, where the Madeira’s volcanic beginnings are outlined before guests journey to the panoramic terrace. Here, travelers can explore the vibrant flora unique to the archipelago before entering the main exhibit floor. This final passage tells the story of Madeira’s discovery, its history of trade and success as a society. Visitors of all ages will appreciate the multi-media experience, which includes interactive games, smell boxes and audio, too.
It’s recommended that guests allot at least 90 minutes to exploring the facility. Admission is about 9 Euros for adults and 5 Euros for children 4-14. The museum is located in front of the Madeira Cable Car and open daily from 10am until 6pm. There is municipal parking and it is also accessible by bus.