de Arte Contemporanea - Museum of Contemporary Art
S. Tiago. It houses a collection of Portuguese contemporary art, mainly
from the sixties. Open Mon to Sat, from 10.00 to 12.30, and from 14.00
to 17.30. Closed pub. holidays and Sundays. Admission 1.75 Euro.
Museu de Arte Sacra - Museum of Religious
R. do Bispo, 21. Important collection of Flemish paintings
from the 16th to 18th centuries. Religious sculptures and gold artifacts
dating back to the 16th century. Open Tues to Sat, from 10.00 to 12.30
and from 14.00 to 18hs.
Biblioteca-Museu Mário Barbeito de
Av. Arriaga, 48. Collection of Christopher Columbus memorabilia including
prints, rare books and items related to the history of the island. Open
09.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 18.00. Closed pub. holiday and Sundays.
Museu Frederico de Freitas
Calçada de Sta. Clara. Ecléctic choice of different
collections, religious sculptures, prints, furniture, musical instruments
and an impressive wing dedicated to the history of Azulejos tiles.Open
Tues to Sat, from 10.00 to 12.30 and from 14.00 to 18.00. Sun from 10.00
to 12.30. Closed Monday and pub. holidays.
Museu Quinta da Cruzes
Calçada do Pico. Flemish and Portuguese sculpture from
the 15th-18th century. Porcelain from the Portuguese East India Company
and Europe, furniture dating back to the 16th century, ivory objects and
prints. Open Tues to Sat, from 10.00 to 12.30 and from 14.00 to 17.03.
Sun from 10.00 to 13.00. Closed Mon and pub-holidays.
Museu Municipal e Aquário Natural
R. da Mouraria, 31. Fascinating collection of Madeira´s
marine life, with examples of the fauna, flora and geology of the islands
as well. Open Tues to Fri from 10.00 to 18.00 on Sat, Sun and pub-holidays
it is open from 12.00 to 18.00. Closes on Mondays. Free entrance.
Madeira Wine House Museum
Adegas de S. Francisco-Av. Arriaga 28. These are the most ancient
cellars of Madeira Wine, were you can learn about its history, with documents,
prints, old machinery and taste vintage Madeira. Open Mon to Fri, from
09.00 to 19.00 on Sat from 09.00 to 14.00. Guided visits from Mon to Fri
at 10.30 and at 15.30, Sat at 11.00.
Museu da Cidade do Açúcar-
Praça Colombo. An exhibition of utensils, artefacts
and art objects from the sugar manufacturing epoque of the 15th and 16th
centuries. Open Mon to Fri, 10.00 to 12.30 and from 14.00 to 18.00.
Embroidery Museum- IBTAM
R. Visconde de Anadia, 44. A collection featuring valuable
examples of Madeira embroidery, inlaid wood and tapestry. Open Mon to
Fri from 10.00 to 12.30 and from 14.30 to 15.30. Closes on Sat, Sun and
Museu da Baleia - Whale Museum
Vila do Caniçal, Machico. Passed from private hands
to the state in 1989. It has a whaling boat, a fibre glass cachalote whale,
whalebone windows and whale jaws. Opens Tues to Sun from 10.00 to 12.00
and from 13.00 to 18.00. Closes on Monday.
Multi cultural Library
Quinta Magnólia, R. Dr Pita 15. Assortment of English,
French, German and Spanish books can be found. Mon to Fri from 09.00 to
17.300. Closes Sat and Sun.
Museu Etnográfico - Ethnografic Museum
Ribeira Brava, R.S. Francisco 24. This museum displays
ethnografic objects that bear witness to the culture and society of madeira.
There are displays of water mills, fishing, domestic life, weaving and
much more.Opens Tues to Sundays from 10.00 to 12.30 and from 14.00 to
18.00. Closes Monday and pub-holidays.
Galeria Porta 33
R. da Quebra Costas, 33
Has unexpected contemporary exhibitions and a book section, well worth
Galeria da Secretaria Regional
Av. Arriaga, Funchal
Tel: + 351 291 233272
Promotes artists and exhibitions in the centre of Funchal