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Frederico de Freitas Museum

Address: Calcada de Santa Clara, 7, Funchal, Madeira 9000, Portugal
Phone Number: (351 91) 22 05 78
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Ranked #22 of 55 Attractions in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
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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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8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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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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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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