A late 17th century house, built for the Count Calcada, is home to the vast and varied collections of Madeiran lawyer Dr Frederico de Freitas, who left them to the island when he died in 1978.

There is a staggering amount to see here, including not only the furniture, but porcelain, Venetian glass, artwork in various mediums, sacred art objects, Madeiran wooden figures, antique instruments, some 2000 jugs, and even more besides. There is a separate space dedicated solely to exhibiting an extensive collection of azulejos.