Funchal Natural History Museum

Learn more about the flora, fauna and geology of the Archipelago of Madeira.

Funchal Natural History Museum
Funchal Natural History Museum
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The Museu de História do Funchal (Funchal Natural History Museum), previously known as Municipal Museum of Funchal, is set up in the Palacio de São Pedro Palace, an urban palace of baroque architecture dating back to the 17th century, where the Carvalhal Counts lived during the 19th century.

Museu de História Natural do Funchal
Museu de História Natural do Funchal 
© Turismo da Madeira

Currently, the palace has a valuable exposition of the flora, fauna and geology of the Archipelago of Madeira, with more than 41,000 animal species.

This museum is the oldest open one in the Archipelago of Madeira, since it was opened in 1933.

On its lower floor there is an aquarium, with fifteen exhibition tanks, in which you will find representations of the most important elements of the maritime fauna of the Madeiran ecosystem.

Outside the building there is a garden of aromatic and medicinal plants. It takes up a total of 560 m2, where you will also find indigenous plants of the archipelago.

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Rua da Mouraria, n.º 31, Funchal, Madeira.

Ticket price:

Adults: 3,86€.
Retired and children between 11 and 17 years old: 1,86€.
Younger than 11 years old: Free admission.

Opening hours:

From Tuesday to Sunday from 10h00 to 18h00.


(+351) 291229761.


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