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Frederico de Freitas Museum

Calcada de Santa Clara, 7, Funchal, Madeira 9000, Portugal
(351 91) 22 05 78
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85%
Ranked #13 of 48 Attractions in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Attraction details
Type: Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The museum is interesting for several reasons. It is a chance to see inside this very old house, there is an amazing variety of items in the collection and a little sheltered garden. Alongside is a separate building with a wonderful display of ceramic tiles - centuries old and from all over the world. Marvellous. I understand there is a... More 

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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

As per usual in Funchal tucked away a steep back street but very interesting place to spend an hour. Informative similar to a small National Trust property in the UK. - Give it a try you will not be disappointed.

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438 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This house museum was very nice with a diverse collection, plus there was the tile museum next door (included in the entry fee). Personally I do not know who Frederico de Freitas was and the museum does not give you any insight into who he was.

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Bristol
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

At the top of a more than typically steep hill, we wandered round the gardens - orchid house, archaeological bits etc., before discovering the museum, which appeared at first sight to be a couple of rooms, but then turned out to be far more extensive than expected. Beautifully maintained furnishings, pictures etc. of bygone Madeiran culture, showing what wealth must... More 

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Selby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My wife and I, enjoyed our visit to this museum. The staff were very friendly, and also very helpful, handing out explanatory notes, on items being viewed. The items on show covered everybody's interests. A definate must see.

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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A compact location with a range of exhibits to meet all tastes. A mixture of furnishings, artwork and silverware. Nothing too much over the top.

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Midlands
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

-I didn't get to see this, but, have left this review as several guides to Funchal say this museum is one of the few open on Sunday mornings. It isn't!!!

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Funchal, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Fantastic with very old flemish paintings and many beautifull pieces of art , if you like to know a bit about madeira island history and trading in the past, enjoy.

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madeira
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Ol world charm Many interesting exibits ,see what living centuries ago was like Loved the old kitchen area Nice tea room Worth avisit

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Antwerp, Belgium
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24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The museum houses an interesting collection of furniture from the 19th and 18th century as collected by dr. de Freitas. The pieces are lovely to see with some spectacular cupboards but after a while the collection does tend to repeat itself. Add to that that most of the same (and more!) can be seen in the Quina das Cruzes museum... More 

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