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Address: Rua de Sao Francisco, Ribeira Brava, Madeira 9350-211, Portugal

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Well worth a visit

Saw a sign and thought, on a rain threatened afternoon that for €3 it was worth a visit. It certainly was. It gave a fascinating insight into life on this island, its... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
HeleB4r
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Saw a sign and thought, on a rain threatened afternoon that for €3 it was worth a visit. It certainly was. It gave a fascinating insight into life on this island, its agriculture, fishing wine production till quite recent times. What would make a good experience excellent would be if they provided an audio tour in different languages to really... More 

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Ormskirk
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Well worth a visit to get a good idea of life in the area over the past 100 years or so. Good labelling of exhibits in English and Portugese.

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Sydney, Australia
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2,458 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,281 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Loved this little gem of a museum. The collections within fleshed-out the history of the island's traditional life.. Its all here... the origins of espada fishing, wicker weaving and wine production, even toboggan transportation are excellently detailed. Lovely feeling inside and outside where we pursued the art of lunch.

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Hawick, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Quite an interesting place with many historical bits and bobs, good historical interest in a modern building. Parking is not the easiest in the town but there is an open car park a couple of hundred meters away or if you prefer an underground car park at the end of the road next to the sea. Beware the car park... More 

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Uppsala, Sweden
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81 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

It gives a very good overview of madeiran culture and history. Friendly, knowledgeable staff who could answer most questions.

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

If you are staying in Funchal and you would like a nice break away from the town I can highly recommend going to Ribeira Brava for the day. Go down to funchal sea front and look for a bus stop with the Rodoeste sign and get the number 80 express or rapid as they call it and go to this... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2015

I can recommend this museum for travallers who like to learn more about Madeira. The site is full of tools, historical stuff, you can watch few documentaries etc

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2015

The museum is housed in a nice mid-century modern building.Everything is nicely laid out and there are explanations in English.The officials are very helpful.It was especially interesting to watch a woman weaving a rug.We were fascinated.Takes about an hour and a half to see it.It was impressive.

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