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Frederico de Freitas Museum

Calcada Santa Clara 7, Funchal, Madeira 9000-036, Portugal
(351 91) 22 05 78
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Splendid collection of beautiful objects

The House is a good example of how the Blandy family, and others involved with Madeira, would have... read more

Reviewed May 5, 2017
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
An insight into Madeiran culture

This former residence of a wealthy lawyer houses a substantial collection of art, furniture and... read more

Reviewed May 2, 2017
Paignton, United Kingdom
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Calcada Santa Clara 7, Funchal, Madeira 9000-036, Portugal
(351 91) 22 05 78
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Reviewed May 5, 2017

The House is a good example of how the Blandy family, and others involved with Madeira, would have lived. Wide rooms, low ceilings, wooden floors, stone embrasures, and gardens enclosed in walls and flowering trees. The artefacts are varied and very interesting: one room has...More

Thank L B
Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

This former residence of a wealthy lawyer houses a substantial collection of art, furniture and various other items in a beautiful house. You can use short guides in various languages to help to inform yourself of the rooms and their contents at your own pace....More

Thank devonandriy
Reviewed April 21, 2017

We found this museum/house quite interesting with the limited tile collection on one side and then the house filled with furniture and collectibles. We guessed that the tile collection may have come from the Santa Clara Convent nearby which is now a school. Each room...More

Thank 1956traveller
Reviewed April 19, 2017

A bizarre place split in two, one half has a very sparse display of tiles, no idea what that has to do with de Freitas and the second is his house. Firstly and in common with every other museum I visited on Madeira, there was...More

Thank FoodieOswestry
Reviewed April 13, 2017

Arrived here by accident, I should have kept climbing up the hill to a museum recommended by friends. However spent an interesting two hours looking around both the tile collection and the house.

Thank Hilary1950
Reviewed March 23, 2017

From the outset the man who took our bag was surly.we ere beckoned into a modern tile display but the reception we received did not do justice to the museum. Nobody explained there was another part of the museum but we stumbled across it in...More

Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed March 17, 2017

We loved this house and it gives a really excellent indication of how the rich once lived in Madeira, very atmospheric. We especially liked the library, the examples of furniture and china.

Thank SuffolkMobo
Reviewed March 17, 2017

A lovely grand house located in the back streets of Funchal. An interesting collection of artefacts collected from all over the world. We only had 45 mins., as we had to catch a bus and didn't realise there was also a Tile Museum on site...More

Thank Ian D
Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

If you want to feel like a criminal this is the place to visit. In the first museum which is dedicated to tiles of the world it is very interesting. When we were told that a house with furniture was also included we were very...More

1  Thank victoriaal
Reviewed February 9, 2017

One of the very best cultural destinations in Funchal. We first visited the tile museum housed in a very modern extension of interesting design. The tiling is largely arranged in an historical sequence beautifully mounted and lit. Tiles from the Middle East, Mediterranean Europe, Holland...More

1  Thank JDD1956
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