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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
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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 

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Dorset
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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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Notts
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This museum is full of the most beautiful furniture, decorations and ceramics. The family's travels in the Far East are recorded in the exquisite examples they brought back from India and China. I suggest a visitor starts with the exhibition, designed for children, that tells the story of three children connected to the house. It is delightful and simply and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Very nice house, well kept, some nice furniture and works of art that were collected by this important member of the Madeira society during his lifetime. Worth visiting

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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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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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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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Address: Calcada de Santa Clara, 7, Funchal, Madeira 9000, Portugal
Phone Number: (351 91) 22 05 78
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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