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Frederico de Freitas Museum

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Address: Calcada de Santa Clara, 7, Funchal, Madeira 9000, Portugal
Phone Number: (351 91) 22 05 78
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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This split museum - one half a massive tile collection, well documented and the other an eclectic mixture of all sorts, laid out as an eccentric grand house (if you wanted 25... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
John L
Eye, United Kingdom
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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Would. Be interesting with a little bit more effort from staff and more information displayed around the displays.We felt uncomfortable when followed from room to room by staff who did not communicate at all.

Thank Hedgehog29
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I agree with 6John in that the house and tile museum are carefully laid out and full of interesting exhibits but the staff are less than warm

Thank CNB60
Eye, United Kingdom
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422 reviews
179 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This split museum - one half a massive tile collection, well documented and the other an eclectic mixture of all sorts, laid out as an eccentric grand house (if you wanted 25 different teapots on display in your house). The second half has no information. Also a split of staff, with the tile empty of supervision and the house with... More 

Thank John L
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103 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Laid out as a grand house of Madeira the items give you a real feel for the owners and the range of items are quite stunning. the rooms are well laid out but a bit more information would have been nice. The staff seemed very keen for us to see everything and kept smiling the entire time, even if they... More 

Thank TommyG100
Hayle, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This museum is divided between two very contrasting buildings. In the first, there are rooms with displays of ceramic tiles, all carefully described and dated. They range in date from the 15th to 20th centuries and for someone with an interest in tiles, they are a must. The second building contains antiques especially furniture but there are no labels and... More 

Thank 6John
Brentwood, England
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69 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Some lovely furniture and artefacts but poorly laid out. No signs to advise which way to go around the house. Intimidating attendants who seemed to get annoyed if we walked in the wrong direction.

Thank dr&sa
High Wycombe
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204 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The house is very stylish and of interest, the garden pleasant and tile collection but we were stalked all of the way around like we were suspects up to no good! Just get some cameras if you are that concerned.

Thank Louise H
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313 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Went into this museum by chance as we walked by. Only 3 euro entry which was good value and staff were really helpful. You do have to put your bags in their cupboard but when you get inside the rooms with furniture you will see why, very delicate items on open display which is good to be able to get... More 

Thank Newquaygreen
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109 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We loved the peace and tranquility and beautiful setting of the tile museum. They are stunning. Our visit to the house was ruined by the staff who looked miserable and with two couples in adjacent rooms the woman ran from one to the other to assure we were not touching anything. There are some stunning pieces and the house is... More 

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53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We visited this museum as we were interested to see the large variety of azulejos housed there, and we weren't disappointed. Some of them were from 16th century and in a remarkable condition. I asked if they were created on a large piece of porcelain and then cut, as the patterns were (mostly) perfectly matched, but was told no, each... More 

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