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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 #24 of 52 attractions in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums
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Crediton, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

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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171 reviews 171 reviews
60 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
16 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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34 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The museum mainly displays furniture and paintings. We found it fairly interesting to visit for a couple of hours on a wet afternoon but it was fairly limited in what it had to offer. Perhaps the best part was the lower floor where sugar box furniture was on display.

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Wrexham, UK
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68 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Try to spend a couple of days around Funchal before visiting. There are a lot of photographs and paintings showing how Funchal used to look, and you’ll get more from them if you know what the area now looks like. Good lot of rooms, all with suitable furnishings. The house gives some idea of what life in Funchal was like... More

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Newark, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

This is a real gem in Funchal, but quite steep hill to walk up to it but well-worth the effort. It contains much of historical interest, some great antiques, furniture and art and an amazing collecion of silver artifacts. The place is absolutely spotless and everything beautifuly presented. Detailed information sheets are available at the entrance to each room; an... More

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Glasgow Scotland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This was the first museum I visited on September 27th, World Tourist Day. It is a steep climb up from the centre of Funchal if you are walking. There is a beautiful peaceful garden including a tearoom which was open at he time of my visit, although I didn`t use it. After spending a while enjoying the garden I visited... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This casa is situated close to the centre of Funchal but note if walking is it up a steep hill. I arrived just before lunch break and so I had to view the rooms, furniture and beautiful works of art as quickly as possible. At the entrance of each room (and there were many) I had to search through all... More

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Husbands Bosworth, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Visited here on recent trip to Madeira, what a beautiful house and gardens, If you like amazing antique furniture, there is a lot of genuine Chippendale items. Also lovely old paintings and artefacts, plus old Photos and paintings of Madeira..Everywhere in the house gleams with polish and there are helpful notes in each room in all languages Well worth a... More

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