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Madeira Whale Museum

Rua Garcia Moniz 1, Canical, Madeira 9200-031, Portugal
+351 291 961 858
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Excellent

Great way to spend a few hours. Only 20 minutes by coach from Machico, its easy to find and has a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chrys B
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Disappointed

I had issues with the electric guide they provided me with (random restart of tracks, troubles with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mateusz D
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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 among models of whales and dolphins in full size, visitors can learn about the life of these fantastic creatures and their marine environment in a fun and interactive way. The Whale Museum also promotes research on cetaceans and its preservation and study of the history of whaling in Madeira.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Rua Garcia Moniz 1, Canical, Madeira 9200-031, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great way to spend a few hours. Only 20 minutes by coach from Machico, its easy to find and has a surprisingly cheap cafe / restaurant that serves decent food. The displays themselves are great, we could have stayed another couple of hours. Very informative,...More

Thank Chrys B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had issues with the electric guide they provided me with (random restart of tracks, troubles with sync to some stations). The museum is not too big and the average time of visit (1hr 30m) is probably based on the lengthy, cheesy 3d movies looping...More

Thank Mateusz D
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A very well set out museum, lots of information to take on board but really interesting. We learnt a lot about the history of whaling on Madeira, a bit grizzly but nothing was wasted! Nice little cafeteria to have a drink in afterwards. The 3D...More

Thank Louise W
Ricardo R, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

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

Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Very nice and educational! 3D experience and educational film's. A tour trough the whaling industry history.

Thank Xavier Z
Ricardo R, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

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

Reviewed 1 June 2017

This museum had been recommended to me my a local and I went along not expecting too much but I was very pleasantly surprised. Housed in a modern building it is well layed out, interesting and gives the history of whaling on the island, past...More

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Ricardo R, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

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

Reviewed 17 May 2017

We had mixed weather during our visit, so a few short day trips were just the ticket. We enjoyed this museum with its guided tour in English on headsets. For best reception stand on the little whale stickers on the floor and stay put. If...More

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Ricardo R, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

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

Reviewed 16 May 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here. The exhibits on the whaling history is very informative, and the audio-visuals work with proximity sensors. So you just walk along, and the audio unit (with headset) picks up your location and plays the associated clip (be sure to...More

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Ricardo R, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

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

Reviewed 5 May 2017

Our huge enthusiasm for this, is to encourage visitors to go there! This is the most remarkable Museum - the history of whaling (aided by experienced whalers from the Azores) from earliest days when long open boats were rowed out into the Atlantic to spear...More

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Ricardo R, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

The museum is in two parts - the first part informs people of Maderia's whaling history in the archipelago, and the second is all about cetaceans especially the ones which live in and around the islands. The whaling section is very frank and honest and...More

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Ricardo R, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

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

Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

We visited this museum because we had some time on our hands. We were very happy to have done so. The museum offers a first hand multimedia experience into both the world of the early whalers and the world of whales and deep sea life....More

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Ricardo R, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

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

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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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