Museu da Baleia (Whale Museum), Madeira

Visit this fascinating museum set up in the city of Caniçal, Madeira.

Museu da Baleia (Whale Museum), Madeira
Museu da Baleia (Whale Museum)
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The Museu da Baleia (Whale Museum) is set up in the offices of the old whaling company of Caniçal, in Madeira.

This museum explains the modernization from the old whale fishing to conservatism through an interesting exhibition, dealing with the habits and migrations of sperm whales for the use of marine biologists who founded a reservation for maritime mammals in the coasts of Madeira.

This museum has a whaling ship, part of a sperm whale in fiber, glass cabinets with bones and whale’s tooth, as well as photographs and engravings of whales.

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Rua Garcia Moniz, nº1, 9200-031 Caniçal, Madeira, Portugal

Ticket price:

Adults: 10€.
Children between 6 and 12 years old: 5€.
Teens between 12 and 17 years old/ students: 9€.
+65 years old: 9€.

There are especial ticket prices for residents.

Opening hours:

From Tuesdays to Sundays from 10h00 to 12h00 and from 13h00 to 18h00.


(+351) 291 961 859.


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