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Madeira Whale Museum

Closed Now: 10:30 - 18:00
Open today: 10:30 - 18:00
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Not the easiest place to get to if you are not driving but a bus ride in Madeira is always an... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
k7pne
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Preston, United Kingdom
Very interesting and well organized museum

This museum was very nice surprise. We can learn all sorts of things about wales: since Wale... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
Pedro A
,
Lisbon, Portugal
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The Whale Museum in Madeira is currently one of the most innovative museums of its kind in the world. Holder of a valuable museographic collection, this space rigorously documents the history of whaling in Madeira. Through stereoscopic 3D movies and...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Rua Garcia Moniz 1, Canical, Madeira 9200-031, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Told the story of whale hunting from Madeira and then the evolution of whales and the problem with plastic in the oceans. At some points there was to much information and the audio was switching between exhibits without you moving. All in all worth the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Ricardo_MBM, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your visit and for your review to our Museum The Madeira Whale Museum Team

Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Us adults loved it, everything about the museum was very interested and we learnt a lot from it. but our toddler didn't enjoy it as he was too young to have the headphones on (headphones are given when you arrive) and there wasn't much there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ateix93
Ricardo_MBM, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your visit and for your review to our Museum The Madeira Whale Museum Team

Reviewed 4 November 2018

It is a visit that you don't master. You have to follow the rythmn imposed by the too numerous audio or video presentations. The first part is interesting about the business around whales huntings in Madeira that only ceased in 1981 (unbelievable it lasted that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Ricardo_MBM, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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Reviewed 30 October 2018

If you are planning on visiting this museum, please be aware that it’s main.y a celebration of Caniçal’s whaling history. Whilst I fully appreciate that it was part of the island’s economic and social history, it did sit uneasily with me. The exhibits themselves are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ricardo_MBM, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Glad I went, prepare to go during th r morning fresh, otherwise any exhaustion will take its toll on you. Interesting place, shop available and sensor headphones as you walk past figures, artifacts, videos, pieces of information giving you an individual audio tour. Good if...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ricardo R, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and for your review to our Museum The Madeira Whale Museum Team

Reviewed 14 September 2018

Not the easiest place to get to if you are not driving but a bus ride in Madeira is always an adventure The museum has plenty of old film of the early whalers and gives you all the information you could ever want to know...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank k7pne
Ricardo R, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and for your review to our Museum The Madeira Whale Museum Team

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

This museum was very nice surprise. We can learn all sorts of things about wales: since Wale Physiology to the Story of whale hunting in Madeira. The museum is well suited for young children using imerssive technologies and multi-lingual translation. A must visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Pedro A
Ricardo R, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

The museum is divided into two parts - the first concerns the history of whaling in the area and the second focuses on the species. Both are interesting and make full use of the interactive headsets. There were separate tours for children. The museum is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Ricardo R, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

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Reviewed 15 July 2018

This museum is about whales and their hunting in Madeira. It is very well presented and is very interesting. If you are in Madeira try to visit it.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Ricardo R, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

As an exercise in making a little go a long way, this museum excels. There are only so many times that you can hear that the Madeiran whalers led a dangerous existence but through their skill and bravery none of them died. Similarly after the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Ricardo R, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

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ateix93
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Response from Pantelejka | Reviewed this property |
10:30-18:00, all days except Mondays. Plan to enter at least 60 minutes before closing time (though 90-120 gives you more peace of mind, in case you happen to like one part of the exhibit more).
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The entrance fee is 10€
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Response from arover452 | Reviewed this property |
HI. Your Hotel Reception will have an up to date bus timetable. A Taxi would be very expensive maybe 50 -60 Euros possibly more -- that is each way . I would go to the Bus Terminus which is on the west side of Dolce Vita... More
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