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Not really what we expected -

So it's the house of a person who was a Sugar Merchant...and we knew that it involved items that... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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
Norton St Philip, United Kingdom
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4 weeks ago
“Not really what we expected -”
24 Sep 2018
“Several rooms down stairs showing items related to sugar, mainly pottery”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ecofi
Reviewed September 24, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RichardJB4
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.

Date of experience: February 2018
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank pbhPlymouth
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

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank RoyF31
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank jcpilgrims
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