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Frederico de Freitas Museum

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Address: Calcada de Santa Clara, 7, Funchal, Madeira 9000, Portugal
Phone Number: (351 91) 22 05 78
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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lovely, well presented

This is a lovely museum, well presented and with English descriptions. Lovely furniture, porcelain, and views.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2016
helen g
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Be to put it. be amazed by the sheer quantity of exhibits. We were told there was even more but no more space to put it. The eclectic mix was not what you expect to see in a museum. so many objects of the same sort or theme were exhibited to make the most of them. Paintings cover the walls... More 

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Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you have visited the “Igreja de São Pedro”, than when leaving the Church turn to your right and go uphill the small street, and after about 250 meters on your left you will find the entrance of the Museum who is dedicated on the “Azulejos” or had made ad hand painted Portuguese tiles. You can include this location while... More 

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Lancaster PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this museum one day and were so glad we did. If you enjoy Material Culture, especially furniture, please visit. The collection is really quite fantastic.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This is a lovely museum, well presented and with English descriptions. Lovely furniture, porcelain, and views.

Thank helen g
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

You cannot bring your rucksack with you into the house and photographs are not allowed. We found it rather annoying that we seemed to be followed around and moved on quickly if we stood looking at something in particular.

Thank Avrilingo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

We visited the Museu Frederico de Freitas on Tuesday 19th April, 2016. We were in Funchal from Monday 11th April until Thursday 21st April and, unfortunately, it rained every day, and for three days from first thing in the morning until early afternoon, but there was also plenty of warm sunshine too. Unfortunately, because of the weather, we had to... More 

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Newton Le Willows, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Its a good location and very interesting and quality content, The history aspect gives another view of the background of the people on Madeira which again is very useful. The only real disappointment were the staff. The receptionist was very good but the rest staff were miserable which made the trip very disappointing. I understand that if they were volunteers... More 

Thank ChristopherCeltic
Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

This is such a nice place to visit. Someone's house - frozen in time. Large, and sometimes bizarre collections of various object, Beautiful furniture. Expanded since the last time we visited some years ago, the open rooms include the owner's reception rooms, bedroom, kitchen and for me, a gem of a library. Unlike some reviewers, we were given no additional... More 

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Lakenheath, Suffolk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

What a great place! Entrance is only 3 Euros each which is great value. There were 3 sections to the museum. A temporary area that had something on that we couldn't work out what it was as it was all in Portugese - we think it was maybe linked to a book; sort of like an Alice in Wonderland type... More 

Thank mrspinchy
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

This was a lovely small museum. I enjoyed looking around. It was perfect for a blustery showery day.

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