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Frederico de Freitas Museum

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Address: Calcada Santa Clara 7, Funchal, Madeira 9000-036, Portugal
Phone Number: (351 91) 22 05 78
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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a pleasant museum up the hill from the church of Sao Pedro. It is packed with 18th century antique furniture and paintings, nicely arranged so the place feels 'lived in'. My favourite part was the small winter garden with ferns and wicker rocking chairs. Also the fern-filled grotto-like fountain at the entrance is very attractive. There is a... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff in each room were ready and able to answer our questions on specific pieces of furniture held in this magnificent museum. I highly recommend visiting its garden and garden summer house. There is an adjoining museum that contains only tiles, this was also very interesting.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank Tedb55
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

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 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

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.

1 Thank ltm1066
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

1 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 

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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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