Museum of Madeiran Heritage


27 Hope Street, New Bedford, MA 02746


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This museum displays art and cultural artifacts from the Island of Madeira: a fascinating collection of art and fine crafts including embroidery, lace, linens, pottery and weaving. Traditional costumes of Folkloric dancers are on display along with an authentic ‘corca’ or sled used to transport visitors from the village of Monte high atop a hill outside of Funchal, the capital city of Madeira. On the north side of the museum is the beautiful Madeira Garden, with a fountain, grape arbor and plantings surrounding the lawn reminiscent of the garden isle.

The Museum, operated by Clube Madeirense S.S. Sacramento, Inc., sponsors the annual Feast of the Blessed Sacrament, the largest Portuguese feast in the world.

Hours of Operation: Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 pm, May through October. Group tours can be arranged at other times by appointment. Due to the generosity of local businesses and patrons, admission to the Museum is free.

City: New Bedford

Street: 27 Hope Street