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Museum of Natural History (Municipal Museum of Funchal)

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Good to see whilst there.

I took my 7 year old boy. I think it was around €3 an adult free to get in for children. The... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2018
JRatty1986
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Curiosity for 20 mins

Beautiful looking building and we popped in out of curiosity. Cost just over €3 each. Small... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Julie K
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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Housed in the old residence of the Count of Carvalhal, this museum's mission is to collect and store important information about the flora and fauna of Madeira through its wide collection of many marine-type species and geological samples from the...more
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Rua Mouraria 31, Funchal, Madeira 9000-047, Portugal
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(351 91) 22 97 61
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

For 3.91 euros each this museum was a disappointment in terms of content. Some exhibits were good but a lot of rooms were shut off and the whole experience was underwhelming. The aquarium at the bottom was nice but small and morning to brag about....More

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Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

I took my 7 year old boy. I think it was around €3 an adult free to get in for children. The building is beautiful and you make your way up to the top floor of the building. Firstly the smell hits you. I wasn’t...More

Thank JRatty1986
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely building, outdated and uninspiring museum. Looks like museums used to be when they were private collections and not attractions. Save yourself 3 euros and just look in a fishmongers window for more interesting specimens in better displays.

Thank DavenRachGlos
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful looking building and we popped in out of curiosity. Cost just over €3 each. Small aquarium on ground floor with sea life from around the island-the eels were cool. The upper floors had very very old preserved specimens of whales, dolphins and seals, along...More

1  Thank Julie K
Reviewed 17 May 2018

There was more to see than we expected. All the exhibits were clearly labelled and well looked after. Although the aquarium was small it was good to experience. Entrance charge was very reasonable and well worth paying.

Thank Fervent
Reviewed 12 March 2018

This is a small museum that also includes a modest aquarium. If the weather is ordinary outside, which it was, and you are quite near the centre of Funchal, it is worth a visit. The building itself is interesting. Also, you have to be quite...More

Thank colinsills
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We went here as it advertises that it also has an aquarium but we were very disappointed as it’s extremely small with just a few tanks. The museum itself was also disappointing as it’s just a lot of stuffed birds and fish and some fossils,...More

Thank 321skelly
Reviewed 2 March 2018

This is quite a small museum with a fairly large selection of sea creatures and birds. Unfortunately the day I was there a group of local students were there with a teacher who had very loud voice and dominated the whole building. The small aquarium...More

Thank pbhPlymouth
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Having read previous reviews I was apprehensive but I was pleasantly surprised.The staff were polite but did not have much information (in English). After my visit they spoke to the curator who came down and answered all my questions. Thank you sir. The aquarium was...More

1  Thank llanidloes999
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Some interesting exhibits but very hot and stuffy inside. Main galleries on second floor up wooden stairs.

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