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Madeira Whale Museum

Rua Garcia Moniz 1, Canical, Madeira 9200-031, Portugal
+351 291 961 858
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In truth we only visited because the weather was so poor and we were nearby and needed to be... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
Sheffview
Not what I expected...

The Whale museum is divided in two: the first part narrates the history of whaling in Madeira, an... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
dberis
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The Whale Museum in Madeira is currently one of the most innovative museums of its kind in the world. Holder of a valuable museographic collection, this space rigorously documents the history of whaling in Madeira. Through stereoscopic 3D movies and among models of whales and dolphins in full size, visitors can learn about the life of these fantastic creatures and their marine environment in a fun and interactive way. The Whale Museum also promotes research on cetaceans and its preservation and study of the history of whaling in Madeira.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“whale hunting” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Rua Garcia Moniz 1, Canical, Madeira 9200-031, Portugal
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+351 291 961 858
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

In truth we only visited because the weather was so poor and we were nearby and needed to be inside. The building is very modern and the exhibition is over 3 levels, curated by a headset that changes the audio based on where you are....More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

The Whale museum is divided in two: the first part narrates the history of whaling in Madeira, an enterprise that lasted about 50 years. The second section supplies an exhaustive eduction on cetacean biology and evolution, most in informative 3D animations. For those with the...More

Thank dberis
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

It is a huge new museum. It is very educational but not enough attractive. I liked the part of the history of Whales in Madeira - but it was shown without any regret on this "production" and killing.

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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

A good overview for whaling in Madeira, and entertaining 3D films, an exceptional experience. Every detail is well researched and prepared. Interesting for kids of all ages.

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Reviewed 24 January 2018

Went as recomended but not sure what to expect. Was amazed how long we spent in what seemed a short time really interesting. The bottom floor is all about the history and story of whaling in Madeira, the next floor about whales and dolphins and...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2018

We didn't know what to expect from such a museum but it was nice to see that it was so well maintained. It is also both very interesting and educative. The exhibit can be split into two parts. The first one is a presentation of...More

Thank Nik R
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Not too far from the airport by car so we did this on our last day. Quite uninspiring from outside and reception. Had audio head and handset. Ate first in the cafe - Lovely food - hamburger and salad in Madeiran bread, with coke.History of...More

Thank Lesley B
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

i knew many outstanding sea and ship museums and that whale museum i would count as outstanding.a very modern building at a spot where the whaling took place.showing the way the used to hunt and use the whale with models and original hunting boats and...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

A fine place to spend some time when the weather is bad and you have nothing else to do. I wouldn't plan for this museum to be the main attraction of the day.

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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

The museum was nice and informative with different kind of 3D movies. But it is quite small, so we felt that the entrance fee was a bit high.

Thank Klaus S
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Response from Ricardo R | Property representative |
The entrance fee is 10€
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Response from arover452 | Reviewed this property |
HI. Your Hotel Reception will have an up to date bus timetable. A Taxi would be very expensive maybe 50 -60 Euros possibly more -- that is each way . I would go to the Bus Terminus which is on the west side of Dolce Vita... More
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