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Madeira Whale Museum

Rua Garcia Moniz 1, Canical, Madeira 9200-031, Portugal
+351 291 961 858
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Very nice and educational! 3D experience and educational film's. A tour trough the whaling... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Xavier Z
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Well worth the visit and professionally done

This museum had been recommended to me my a local and I went along not expecting too much but I was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
RetiredWanderer65
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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%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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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 4 days ago via mobile

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

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Ricardo R, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago
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Merci beaucoup pour sa visite à notre musée Le Personnel de Musée de Baleine de Madère

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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Reviewed 25 April 2017

Enjoyed strolling around the museum. It has good history about Madeira and sperm whale. You could spend quite a few hours knowing about the what they did with the oil of spermwhale and what they used for. Very informative.

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Ricardo R, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

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

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I did not expect to have so much fun! I felt a deep connection with the ocean life and the cetaceans wich lived and died arround this marvelous island! The electronic guide is very professional and the 3d movies are very touching. In the end...More

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Ricardo R, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

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

Reviewed 9 April 2017

We did a short and lovely walk from above Machico, just before the Canical tunnel, up around Pico do Facha and across the valley to Canical. Sunny lunch in Canical and then a couple of hours in the Whale Museum. Wow! It's a real surprise,...More

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Ricardo R, Rececionista at Madeira Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

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

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Sandfordretired
I will be staying at Royal Savoy and would like to visit this museum. I do not drive. Can I get there by bus, & if yes, which one? How much by taxi, & who would you recommend?
16 April 2016|
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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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