Madeira Optics Museum, Funchal

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  • I recommend the visit to this museum... I visited him with my family and we loved... Tastefully decorated, it houses an excellent collection that surrounds the optics and not only... Directed to the collectors and the general public... Good location and excellent service... We promise to come back more often...
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  • Camera or optics enthousiast, this museum is worth the visit. An amazing collection of camera's film and photo and more. Something different than the usual places you would visit as a tourist. For me ...  more »
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  • A beautifully and carefully laid out museum in Funchal featuring a vast collection mainly consisting of cameras along with many binoculars, telescopes, and so on. Depending on your age this will either be a trip down memory lane or will open your eyes to a whole new (old) world of how photography used to be done. Once you've explored the camera, video camera, and binocular collection downstairs, head upstairs to see telescopes and photo developing equipment. There are also old films from Madeira projected onto the wall here, providing enormous historical interest - and comfy sofas to relax on while you watch! There's 20-30 minutes worth of viewing so a good chance to relax. Everything is clearly and informatively labelled in the exhibits. The museum is compact but has so much in it. You could do it in an hour but we happily spent two hours there. What really made it for us was the passion, enthusiasm, and friendliness of the owner/curator, who clearly had a real knowledge of the material. If you've any interest at all in optics this is definitely worth seeing.
  • Really worth a visit. You'll love it!🎥
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