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Museum of Natural History (Municipal Museum of Funchal)

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Not the greatest, free on sundays

I visited it on a Sunday. I was one my own. A tad tired and musty. We are spoilt inengland, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarah W
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Pity the poor grouper

I was more interested in the aquarium than the tired collection of stuffed and model animals on the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, 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
Rua Mouraria 31, Funchal, Madeira 9000-047, Portugal
(351 91) 22 97 61
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited it on a Sunday. I was one my own. A tad tired and musty. We are spoilt inengland, and this little museum was just very little with little to keep you there. A free aquarium, but more just like a fe fish tanks....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was more interested in the aquarium than the tired collection of stuffed and model animals on the second floor. I reckon that 4 out of the 13 tanks are empty.In one tank in the corner is a foot long grouper who has a tank...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wingate
Reviewed October 13, 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tesswarby
Reviewed July 31, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JRatty1986
Reviewed July 31, 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Lovely building, outdated and uninspiring museum.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.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank DavenRachGlos
Reviewed July 21, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Julie K
Reviewed May 17, 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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Fervent
Reviewed March 12, 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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank colinsills
Reviewed March 5, 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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 321skelly
Reviewed March 2, 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

Date of experience: March 2018
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