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Museu de Electricidade - Casa da Luz

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Very interesting history of electricity generation in Madeira - loads of old equipment

Very interesting museum with loads of old electricity generating and control equipment. Well... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Barco22
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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
BELMONTIpswich
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good way to spend an hour, we were very impressed with the lay out and information. Going back to where it all started with the first house to have electricity on the island.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting museum with loads of old electricity generating and control equipment. Well organised and not just a pile of scrap metal. Also has areas on electricity in Madeira and a lot of old fashioned electrical equipment (radios, vacuum cleaners, TVs, etc) and interactive areas....More

Thank Barco22
Reviewed August 22, 2018

Very nice place, ticket 1,35 EUR for students. Many items connected with electrification of Madeira island found there in one place. Possible to know more about electricity and electrification process and status in Madeira and neighboring islands. No dislikes, liked everything.

Thank Raimonds R
Reviewed August 20, 2018

This may not be for everyone, and for me it is a bus mans holiday (working with the electricity system). The museum is small and it should not take to long to visit. The building stands on the site of the first power station building...More

Thank J9004
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Beautifully maintained but not much to see and no English translations available. Activities designed for children are OK but not startling

Thank wagtail
Reviewed June 24, 2018

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.

Thank john e
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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