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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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Ranked #17 of 55 attractions in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Traveler Description: A late 17th century house, built for the Count Calcada, is home to the vast and varied collections of Madeiran lawyer Dr Frederico de Freitas, who... more »
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Antwerp, Belgium
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Warminster, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We thought that we had covered most things in Funchal but found something in TA that we had missed. This museum is a short but fairly steep climb north of the Municipal Gardens but worth every step. The 'tour guide' is an informative folder covering every room in this lovely house. The modest entry price, 50% off for those over... More

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London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
19 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The museum houses a classy collection of furniture, paintings, glassware, china etc. It's worth going through each room slowly, to really appreciate the quality of the pieces. The tile museum is fascinating too. At the moment it also has a curious exhibition of engravings from a 19th century book about Madeira.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

For the price of a few Euros this collection is very interesting just like some country houses back in England. Take your time and have a good look around.

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Lancashire
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Nice old Quinta with large collection of mugs and china. The old library is worth a visit. Worth the walk up the hill and very near St Clare's convent

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Paris, France
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

You feel like transported in time in this lovely house with delicate furniture. Also the Azuleros house is interesting although a bit for specialists.

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Stamford
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Rooms furnished with period furniture. Interesting history and collections. We fell in love with the charming little garden. But beware, on the day we went there was no refreshment available.

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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200 reviews 200 reviews
71 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

The museum was easy to find and as interesting as the other reviews state. The staff were very pleasant and helpful, even keeping the temporary art exhibition open slightly longer so we could see it prior to it closing at 12 noon. It was easy to picture how life must have been for a wealthy Maderian merchant as the house... More

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surrey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I was attracted to this museum because of their tile collection. It is housed in a well laid-out wing and the tiles were very nicely presented. I was particularly impressed with the large collection of Dutch tiles and also like the Portuguese displays vey much. The house was immaculate, welcoming and interesting. Would have loved to live there in another... More

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Deal, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
20 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Walking past here we took a chance and went in - for 3 euros you get to see a fascinating museum of tile-work from the middle east, Portugal, Holland and elsewhere, the wonderfully furnished and elegant home of the collector, and a (temporary, I think) exhibition of artworks by a 20th C Madeiran artist, Martha Telles. All are interesting, and... More

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