Opened in a new building in September 2011, is equipped with a valuable ethnographic/museum collection, which retrieves utensils and past experiences. The museum is an accurate witness to the history of whaling in Madeira throughout the 20th century.
This museum houses life-size models of whales and dolphins and 3D stereoscopic movies.
The institution also promotes scientific research projects on cetaceans and marine life in the seas of Madeira, as well as the collection, preservation and study of the heritage and documentation on the history of whaling in Madeira.
Tuesday to Sunday - 10.30 to 18.00 h (last entry at 16.30)
Closed: on the 1st of January, Easter Sunday, 24th, 25th and 26th of December
Location: Rua Garcia Moniz, nº1, Vila do Caniçal