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Museu de Electricidade (Electricty Museum / Casa da Luz), Funchal, Madeira

Museu de Electricidade (Casa da Luz), Funchal.

The Museu de Electricidade in Funchal on Madeira is a museum dedicated to electricity production on the island.

Museu de Electricidade (Casa da Luz), Funchal.


Housed in a former thermal power station of the Madeira Electric Lighting Company Limited dating from 1897, the museum opened in 1989.


The "Lights of the Funchal" gallery exhibits various types of lighting used in Funchal over the ages from the first olive oil lamps to current lamps. The "Century of Electricity" explains the history of electrification on the island. On display are various pieces of machinery from the two main forms of electric energy production on Madeira - thermal and hydraulic. The third gallery entitled "Energy Sources" explains various sources of energy in particular renewable energy. There is also an area dedicated to science and technology, equipped with interactive equipment and multimedia software. The Electricity Museum also has a gallery for temporary exhibitions, an auditorium, documentation centre, as well as a shop and cafeteria. It is fully accessibe for wheelchair users.

Electrical equipment on display.
Electrical equipment on display © Museu de Electricidade

Access - Getting There

Rua da Casa da Luz 2, 9000-061 Funchal
Tel: 291 211 480

Hours: Tuesday to Friday: 10 am to 12 pm; 2 pm to 6 pm; Saturday 9.30 am to 4 pm; closed on Monday, Sunday and public holidays. The Electricity Museum is a short walk from the Madeira Story Centre.

Hotels in Funchal

If you wish to stay in Funchal try the recommended Quinta do Monte. Other recommended places to stay in the city include the Hotel Quinta Bela S.Tiago or the budget Pensao Residencial Mirasol.

Casa da Luz, Funchal.
© Casa da Luz, Funchal

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