Museums and Exhibitions in Madeira Island

Museums and Exhibitions in Madeira Island

Madeira and Porto Santo Islands are proud to have a vast cultural heritage which you can see, when visiting the islands. One of the main attractions of the Archipelago of Madeira is its monuments, such as museums, churches, mansions and palaces. Pieces of the Archipelago’s culture and history can be found in its various museums. There are several museums on the rural areas, worth of visiting. These are the Wale Museum (Caniçal), the Madeira Ethnographic Museum (Ribeira Brava), the Casa das Mudas Art Centre (Calheta), the Dr. Horácio Bento de Gouveia Museum House (Ponta Delgada), the Lime Route – Museum Centre (São Vicente), the Arco de São Jorge Wine Museum (Arco de São Jorge) and the Christopher Columbus Museum House (Porto Santo). Besides, there many more museums in Funchal city centre. The most important ones are the Contemporary Art Museum, the Religious Art Museum, the Mário Barbeito de Vasconcelos Library Museum, the Museum Henrique and Francisco Franco, the Natural History Museum, the Frederico de Freitas Museum House, the Quinta das Cruzes Museum, the Funchal Municipal Museum (Natural History), the Vicente’s Photography Museum, the Madeira Wine Museum, the City Sugar Museum, the IVBAM Museum (Embroidery Museum), the Casa da Luz Museum (Electricity), the “Universe of Memories” – J.C. Abreu, the Monte Palace Museum and the Toy Museum. These museums also organize temporary exhibitions of different artists and institutions. Moreover, there are allusive paintings and exhibitions of Madeira’s culture and history. Madeira and Porto Santo Islands are the ideal destination for your holidays.

Madeira Rural has several accommodations in Madeira and Porto Santo Islands, and thus, will be pleased to welcome you. Come to Madeira Island and get to know its vast cultural heritage. You will be impressed! For further information, please access

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