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Small but interesting

Site of old sugar factory where loads of pottery was found and restored together with other items... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2017
jcpilgrims
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Bath, UK
via mobile
Several rooms down stairs showing items related to sugar, mainly pottery

Entrance was free and down two flights of stairs. There were several rooms showing some history of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Richard B
,
Downham Market, United Kingdom
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2 Nov 2017
“Small but interesting”
4 weeks ago
“Several rooms down stairs showing items related to sugar, mainly pottery”
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Entrance was free and down two flights of stairs. There were several rooms showing some history of sugar and religion. Several wall plaques with written history in Portuguese, but there were large cards freely available translated into other languages. Several showcases with sugar cones and...More

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Reviewed March 1, 2018

Expensive and very little about sugar of Madeira. Realised we should have gone to Caleta. We were polite but escaped the dungeon quickly.

Thank Walker66_10
Reviewed February 27, 2018

What I expected to see was a history of the island's sugar industry and it's importance to the economy of Madeira. There was precious little about this but rather a collection of shards of pottery excavated when the building was modernised. Also a collection of...More

2  Thank Chris J
Reviewed February 26, 2018

Really modern layout but the exhibits really tell the history of Funchal and Portugal.Good language guides giving information about the exhibits. I found the history of sugar very interesting, also the collection of Portuguese ceramics and pottery.

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Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

We were met at the door by a woman who if looks coould kill would have stopped us crossing the threshold. She thrust a card into our hands and indicated where to look, it was difficult to read the cards as the lightening was dim...More

1  Thank Roy f
Reviewed January 16, 2018

Disappointing as I was expecting to learn about sugar and its production but there was very little about sugar. It is mainly artefacts discovered when the square/house was renovated. Wouldn’t really recommend

Thank Amanda W
Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile

Site of old sugar factory where loads of pottery was found and restored together with other items. Very hot inside but information in various languages. Old well still in situ. Worth a look.

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