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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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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Newly reopened since our last visit there's a lot to see for a very modest Eu 3. Many rooms with furniture, pottery, valuable object such as watches etc and to lesser extent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Newly reopened since our last visit there's a lot to see for a very modest Eu 3. Many rooms with furniture, pottery, valuable object such as watches etc and to lesser extent pictures. The silverware was breathtaking. Sedan chairs too. Garden OK but café closed.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The tile section was quite interesting, but the rest of the place was fascinating. His collection of art and furniture has to be seen to be believed. If you like boxes with little drawers / compartments, this is the place for you. We were lucky enough to find a rood steward who wasn't afraid to touch and demonstrate. Great value... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We visited this museum years ago and it was top of our list of things to do on our recent visit. We were not disappointed. The tiles in the azuleijos gallery were beautiful and varied and well presented. In the main house we engaged the staff in conversation and learned interesting things about Senhor de Freitas and his family. The... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We visited 2 years ago - this is a little gem of a house. Make sure you go to the ceramic Tile exhibition and go out to the balcony for a great view across the city. Staff friendly and the house and collection is spotless. Only 3 euro and Quinta de cruzes is just up the same street so combine... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

A wonderful little museum. Other reviewers have done it justice. All the rooms in the main house have been reconstructed to reveal how F de Freitas lived. It was a gracious life indeed and a privileged insight for us. It is not the National Trust, so there did not appear to be explanations nor did the room attendants offer information... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This was the house of a lawyer Freddie. He died in 1978 and you could visit his house that was left in trust really interesting. He also collected many items from his travels. An inexpensive and interesting!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

An inexpensive (3euros) museum with a wide range of artefacts belonging to Frederico de Freitas. The floor plan was virtually undecipherable and the rooms were not numbered, so difficult to get the best out of the tour. Nothing was roped off so visitors could get up VERY close to some very old and expensive artefacts. Consequently the room custodians were... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

An interesting find if it's raining and you find yourself in the old town area of Funchal. This museum complex includes a gallery, a small garden a modern building which houses a tile gallery it is all based around a family home. This once belonged to a lawyer, who was a huge collector of fine artefacts from around the world.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Can't believe it was in relatively recent times that Funchal got it's first mains electricity. A fascinating insight which captured the interest and imagination of a very nonacademic student!

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We we directed to the first temporary display area which was telling the story of some children in Japan and elsewhere. We were given a simple guide in English and the display was made up of a few selected items from the huge overall collection here. It was interesting but a little confusing. We were then directed into the tile... More 

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