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Museu de Electricidade - Casa da Luz

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Largish Historic Museum in Funchal centre.

This is very close to the marina & the Fish/Flower Market. An interesting history of how... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2018
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Good collection of power generating equipment well displayed

Housed in the former power station in central Funchal, the museum details the history of street... read more

Reviewed January 26, 2018
Martin C
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Rua Casa Luz No. 2, Funchal, Madeira 9060-057, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a pensioner I was only charged E1.30 to go in (my wife stayed outside in the sun). I was fascinated by the displays - some really took me back. Sadly there is little information in English, so it was a case of just looking.

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Reviewed May 25, 2018

This is very close to the marina & the Fish/Flower Market. An interesting history of how electricity cam to the island with many old generators etc.

Thank BELMONTIpswich
Reviewed April 13, 2018

My husband wanted to visit as he has a degree in electrical engineering! 2.70 Euros each, we actually spent over 2 hours here and we both found it very interesting. Plenty of old equipment (sadly the majority was made in England by companies which no...More

Thank TW6671
Reviewed March 20, 2018

We popped into this inexpensive museum for a quick look round and were enthralled by the exhibits. Most of the signage is in Portugese which, if you don't speak it, leaves you with extra time for just looking at things. My favourite parts were the...More

Thank MJHibbett
Reviewed January 26, 2018

Housed in the former power station in central Funchal, the museum details the history of street lighting, electricity generation and distribution in Madeira since the end of the nineteenth century. The ground floor comprises three main areas; a central area modeled on a Funchal main...More

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Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

It is disappointing that all the labelling is in Portuguese only. The ground floor is devoted to the history of electricity in Madeira. As someone whose early career embraced the manufacture and installation of generating equipment I found this vaguely interesting. Others would probably not....More

Thank rhyshedges
Reviewed January 19, 2018

I was unlucky because half of the top floor was being refreshed but, nevertheless, it was very interesting. I noted much of the equipment was English with some german. The display boards were mostly only in Portuguese ( it is THEIR country!).Many of the technical...More

Thank llanidloes999
Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

Lovely morning out with the family. Lots of exhibits and the kids loved the interactive area upstairs. Some of the exhibits could do with some updating but otherwise a good experience.

Thank Alex P
Reviewed September 29, 2017

I was SO interested in all those AMAZING exhibits..beautifully presented in a great immaculately clean architectural building. BUT...a huge BUT.......nothing was explained. If you are an engineer then it will probably make sense, but if not it's just a complete jumble of very well preserved...More

Thank satellina
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

We visited just because it was there, right in the middle of town by the bus station. A very reasonable entrance fee, and beautifully maintained and presented. Regrettably, most of it went over my head, but I did try the bicycle trying to generate electricity,...More

Thank Ann H
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