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Museum Quinta dos Cruzes

Address: Calcada do Pico, N.0 1, Funchal, Madeira 9000-206, Portugal
Phone Number: 291 740 670
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Ranked #30 of 55 Attractions in Funchal
Type: Museums
Attraction details
Type: Museums
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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132 reviews 132 reviews
45 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Wonderful collection housed in this museum. The silver ware in particular was just incredible. Some of the furniture, painting and ceramics were also quite fantastic. The garden which surrounds the museum building is an attraction in itself. In fact it was the garden that attracted us in the first place then we realised the building was a museum. Very much... More 

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Dufftown, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
37 attraction reviews
277 helpful votes 277 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

Our arrival was not the most welcoming and we got the impression that we were being followed in case we touched anything. There is a lot to see. The problem is that not all of the rooms had English translations available and indeed some of the labelling was only in Portuguese. A lot was to be commended, interesting furniture and... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Unfortunately the day we found the museum/Monday and it was our last day!, it was shut, also cafe closed, but we were still able to stroll around the pretty garden free of charge, as it says in our guide book, they are a little unkempt and the gardener was working, most of the trees are labelled which was helpful, and... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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15 helpful votes 15 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 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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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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