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Madeira Whale Museum

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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 1 week ago
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 4 weeks ago
Pedro A
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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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Rua Garcia Moniz 1, Canical, Madeira 9200-031, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Ricardo R, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Ricardo R, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

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

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Ricardo R, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

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

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.

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Ricardo R, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

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

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

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Ricardo R, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

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

Reviewed 12 May 2018

The museum offers audio guides for every visitor in multiple languages, with special versions of the text adapted for children (very practical when the family members are fluent in different languages). The whale hunting part is somewhat special, though still interesting. The second part of...More

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Ricardo R, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

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

Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

We visited the museum with our two kids (6 and 8 years of age). The first part is about the history of whale hunting. Knowing its own history makes part of the culture and is needed in order to grow. In the second part you...More

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Ricardo R, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

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

Reviewed 13 March 2018

In truth we only visited because the weather was so poor and we were nearby and needed to be inside. The building is very modern and the exhibition is over 3 levels, curated by a headset that changes the audio based on where you are....More

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Ricardo R, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

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

Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

The Whale museum is divided in two: the first part narrates the history of whaling in Madeira, an enterprise that lasted about 50 years. The second section supplies an exhaustive eduction on cetacean biology and evolution, most in informative 3D animations. For those with the...More

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Ricardo R, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

It is a huge new museum. It is very educational but not enough attractive. I liked the part of the history of Whales in Madeira - but it was shown without any regret on this "production" and killing.

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Ricardo R, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

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Response from Ricardo R | Property representative |
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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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