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Funchal Museums & exhibitions

Our most recommended Funchal Museums & exhibitions

Madeira: Private Cristiano Ronaldo Tour with CR7 Museum

1. Madeira: Private Cristiano Ronaldo Tour with CR7 Museum

Discover the impressive life story of one of the world's greatest footballers ever, Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, born in Madeira. The tour is conducted in partnership with the museum CR7 to show you all the stories of Ronaldo's life. The tour begins with a visit to the most iconic viewpoint of Funchal, the Barcelos viewpoint. See the place where Ronaldo once lived and first touched a football. Then, head towards Andorinha Football Stadium, Ronaldo's first official club. Here, see striking images of his childhood and his biography. Continue to downtown Funchal for a visit to the impressive CR7 Museum to view all his trophies.

Funchal: 3D Fun Art Museum

2. Funchal: 3D Fun Art Museum

Experience a different concept of museum which combines art and fun in a relaxed way. Encounter 40 different scenarios, including 3D images and optical illusions which will allow you to enter a world of fantasy and imagination whilst helping you believe that anything is possible. You can be Van Gogh’s doctor, take a safari, or even have a dinosaur as a pet. You can also see the world upside down, have your head being served on a table, fly through the cosmos, drink a wine served by God in Michelangelo's "Creation of Adam", and have Madeira folklore dance on your way out. The museum combines the science of visual perception with the magic of illusion and makes everything seem possible. Photographs are allowed and even encouraged in this space appropriate for all ages to visit.

Funchal: Wine and Sugar Walking Tour

3. Funchal: Wine and Sugar Walking Tour

Join a former student of the University of Madeira, or a volunteer of the university's Erasmus Madeiran Heritage program, and get fascinating explanations about the cultural history of the island and its importance to the historical trade routes of the Atlantic and Indian oceans. Learn more about some of the famous visitors to Madeira and what they contributed to the island. Explore the wine-making industry and its impact on global history, and visit emblematic buildings, such as the 15th-century Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption. Go to the Old Customs House, built at the height of Madeira's importance to the sugar industry, and discover one of the oldest tourist centers.

Caniçal: Madeira Whale Museum Entry Ticket and Private Tour

4. Caniçal: Madeira Whale Museum Entry Ticket and Private Tour

The Madeira Whale Museum’s permanent exhibitions occupy over 1,000m2 divided into two rooms. The permanent exhibitions are open to the public since September 2011 and the visitor is invited to explore the waters around Madeira to discover its riches and learn more about the whales, dolphins, and other marine life that inhabit these waters. The visitor is also transported in time to the early 1940s, to learn more about the history of whaling in Madeira. The exhibition begins in the Whaling Room, with the rediscovery of ancient times through a series of objects, printed images, movies, and multimedia kiosks. This room is divided into several thematic areas, ranging from the operation of the lookout network to the factory for processing the animals, as well as the hunting techniques, the reconstruction of the whaling fleet and crews, and the contextualization of whaling in Madeira on the world.

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What people are saying about Funchal

tucked away in a little side street but my google maps got me there, very helpful staff, explained how to get the most from your visit. no problem if you are solo, even couples would do well to use the tripod with remote (extra 3 euros) got a lot of great shots. Well worth a visit.

Very good experience! Eliana Marques has a very good knowledge about the history of Funchal and is a super tour guide. We recommend this tour!

Excellent tour! Very knowledgeable guide. Highly recommendable!

A super nicely done exhibition, we had a lot of fun :)

Fantastic idea and loads of fun, highly recommended!