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Enjoyable visit!

Well worth the €2 admission. There are 3 rooms with interesting military memorabilia. Translation... read more

Reviewed December 14, 2017
Sheila C
Brentwood, United Kingdom
Worth visiting

We had just finished the free tour of the palace apartments and crossed the courtyard to visit this... read more

Reviewed January 31, 2017
Barb W
Stoke on Trent
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Reviewed June 1, 2018

Thought it was free but even though over 65s get in for €1.50 I felt it didn't live up to my expectations. A few guns, paintings of soldiers on the walls and although there are laminated pages in various languages, it didn't really tell us...More

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Reviewed January 25, 2018

Only €1.50 for crinklies and kids! It is very informative and definitely multililnigual. It certainly gave me an insight to the military history of the island. I managed to combine it with a visit to the palace next door. This is free and VERY well...More

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Reviewed December 14, 2017

Well worth the €2 admission. There are 3 rooms with interesting military memorabilia. Translation notes available in English in relation to the main artefacts. Videos also worth watching.

Thank Sheila C
Reviewed January 31, 2017

We had just finished the free tour of the palace apartments and crossed the courtyard to visit this small museum.It cost very little ( equivalent to around £1 each) but is very well presented.The soldier manning the desk was very pleasant and helpful and pointed...More

1  Thank Barb W
Reviewed January 25, 2017 via mobile

Came across this by chance today. €1.50 to get in. No photography inside. Good display of military artefacs from 1000 years ago. English subtitles alongside the displays. TV employed for telling military history of battles throughout the years right up to 2009 and the Portuguese...More

Thank Sue C
Reviewed January 11, 2017

Museum was interesting but there were things with no translation into English. The Video which went on for about 25 mins. was all in Portuguese. Pity because they had put a lot into a very small space. The price was just about right. It was...More

Thank Valerie T
Reviewed October 20, 2016

Whilst wandering around Funchal I spied this old fort with a field gun outside and when I went over for a closer look realised it was a museum. While it is very small, three rooms, it gives a good insight into the history of Madria...More

Thank dominic594
Reviewed October 19, 2016

I was out on one of my walks and saw this building and curiosity go the better of me. I actually approached the young man who was keeping watch in front of the building and asked him if I could go in and take pictures...More

Thank KathleenR_28
Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

The outside of this museum is really cool with cannons on the corners and stands strong in the middle of the town. Inside the museum is 3 rooms with a few guns and swords and military uniforms. There are leaflets to read the signs in...More

Thank Lottelli
Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon the Palace/Museum which doubles as a military barracks while out and about on the sea front, the building is unmistakable and a fortress from the 16th Century. The army museum inside is €1.50 per adult. It is small and no photos are allowed....More

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