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Ethnographic Museum of Madeira

Ethnographic Museum of Madeira

It is set in a property once owned by the Santa Clara Convent in Funchal. In 1710, a chapel evoking Saint Joseph was built. It later became a sugar cane-mill.

After the latter was deactivated, regional authorities decided to rehabilitate the old manor house and sugar cane-mill to house the Madeira Ethnographic Museum, which opened in 1996.

The Museum’s main areas of interest are research, preservation and promotion of traditional Madeiran culture. Its collections highlight social, economic and cultural features of the Madeira archipelago.

Some of the areas covered by the museum are production activities (fishing, wine, cereals and linen production cycles), transport, household units (kitchen and bedroom) and traditional trade (small food stores).

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