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So it's the house of a person who was a Sugar Merchant...and we knew that it involved items that had been found from historic digs of the area/site. That's all ok but the lack of information of the actual sugar industry of Maderia was a...More
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
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
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.
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
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