IVBAM Embroidery Museum Centre

(temporarily closed)

Regarding the significance of Madeira Embroidery to the economy, culture and social life of the island, since the second half of the 19th century, and the first decades of the 20th century, the decision of creating an embroidery museum centre to honor it, is clearly justified.

This museum centre has a rich collection of Madeira Embroidery pieces dating back more than 150 years, produced specifically between the 60’s of the 19th century and 30’s of the 20th century.

In the main room, where a romantic atmosphere of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries was recreated with the inclusion of furniture and other decorative pieces of art, it is possible to admire many pieces of clothing partially or totally in Madeira Embroidery.

In a second room, the environment is maintained. In addition to decorative and utilitarian pieces of art, including numerous in Madeira Embroidery and others inherent to the embroidery production process, an alcove environment has been recreated. There are displayed bed linen, underwear, towels and other accessories.