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Museum Quinta dos Cruzes

Calcada do Pico, N.0 1, Funchal, Madeira 9000-206, Portugal
291 740 670
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Ranked #31 of 53 Attractions in Funchal
Type: Museums
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Save your entrance fee to the museum. We were looking forward to seeing a real quinta from long ago but what we got were some fusty rooms laid out in a real uninteresting way. Some reviews say its like a National Trust house; its like NT used to offer 20 years ago. Shame it should be so much more interesting.... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

From the outside I was expecting a few small rooms of exhibits, but actually there was loads to see over two floors. Similar to a National Trust property in England the rooms of the 'mansion' were set out as they would have been with artwork and furniture. Downstairs was a vast silverware collection and some religious sculptures amongst other things.... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We loved the rich collection of furniture, silverware, porcelain and other objects museum has. One can see how rich families of Madeira used to live. There are descriptions in each of the rooms which give an idea about the display, although they could have been more interesting. The garden is small but picturesque with Manueline windows, tombstones, and a chapel.... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This large manor is located in a green corner in the city. It can be an uphill battle to get there as the street is very steep and even then the museum entrance is at the top of some stairs but it's worth the effort. The museum houses a varied collection of furniture from the 16th until the 19th century... More

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Glasgow Scotland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We visited this Museum on International Tourism day when entry was free. We enjoyed a stroll through the garden with lots of photo opportunities. The house itself is beautifully preserved example of how rich Madeirans lived in times gone by. We particularly enjoyed the room full of old black and white photos of Madeira. We spent a lot of time... More

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Loughborough
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Interesting to while away an hour or so. Furniture was interesting but the gardens really aren't up to the standard of the other Quintas we visited. It was free the day we went although we couldn't quite work out why. The attendants were certainly in a fairly bad mood after telling all the tourists it was free. Café was shut... More

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Crediton, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This place gives you fascinating glimpses of how wealthy Madeirans lived in times gone by. There's a real sense of how British, French and other North European tastes came to influence an island so far from home, and it's all done with an understated charm. There are room-by-room information sheets (in several languages, including English) if you want to know... More

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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207 reviews 207 reviews
71 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

We loved this museum as it had some of the best art work we saw in Madeira. The house is beautiful and interesting with lots to see and absorb. The gardens are very tranquil. We arrived just after 12 on a Saturday to find the museum closed until 2pm so enjoyed a long leisurely and cheap lunch in the small... More

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Deal, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
22 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This museum and garden situated in a street up the hill away from the port and main streets of Funchal is a great place to spend an hour or two, and entrance is only 3 euros per person! The building is also itself historic, and the eclectic collection is fascinating, especially the wonderful 19th and 20th C photographs (look out... More

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wimbledon
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76 reviews 76 reviews
37 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Claimed to be Funchal's best museum, it is an attractive combination of interesting town garden (with a large plant nursery) and cafe, plus a museum furnished in period style and a spectacular world-class silver collection which even to us (who normally find silver a bit boring) was breath-taking. Don't miss it as it is on the lower ground floor and... More

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