Museums » Museum Nucleus Mary Jane Wilson
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Intitution in charge: 
Congregação da Irmãs Franciscanas de Nossa Senhora das Vitórias

Rua do Carmo, 59 -61
9050-019 Funchal
(351)291 225 492
(351)291 225 492

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Friday: from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. and from 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Saturday: from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Last Sunday of each month: from 10.00 p.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Closed on Mondays and Holidays.

Free admission

How to get there:
Pedestrian access from the city centre

Small museum, consisting of five rooms, which attempts to present the life and work of Sister Mary Jane Wilson (1840-1916), founder of the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Victories and various educational institutions, religious and meritorious in Madeira Island.

The first room is dedicated to the life and work of Sister Mary Jane Wilson.

A second area is a prayer hall, dedicated to her conversion to Catholicism. The third and fourth rooms are dedicated to the development of her work as a nurse and founder of social and charitable works, including when the outbreak of smallpox occurred in Madeira in 1906.

In the last room it is presented an estimated reconstruction of a room with a collection of drawings of English landscapes made by her in the 50s of the nineteenth century, and Mary Jane Wilson’s personal objects, as testimony to her life.

Small shop


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