Museums in Madeira

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Museums in Madeira

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  • Seann
    8 contributions
    A beautiful contemporary art gallery with art to be loved by all , very warm and welcoming reception. located above a cute café if passing through funchal. Highly recommend
    Written November 28, 2022
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    London30 contributions
    Just remember to keep your phone charged, it is very clever and a great idea for an afternoon for fun.
    Written July 4, 2022
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  • Karen B
    Preston, UK750 contributions
    Not a CR7 fan at all BUT do respect and admire his achievements. The museum is a bit strong at 5 euro although you can see replica trophies galore and a few signed shirts boots etc. Tacky gift shop selling cr7 sunnies t shirts aftershave etc. Bit of a james bond theme running throughout.
    Written November 23, 2022
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  • markpilks
    London, UK189 contributions
    Really interesting insight into the history of the island in this little cinema near the cathedral. Very friendly chap at the ticket desk who offered a number of languages. We left with some interesting insights into this beautiful island’s history. Thank you
    Written November 28, 2022
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  • Janet R
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK136 contributions
    Really interesting to learn about the whale hunting industry in Madeira and how it developed. Liked the old black and white films of how they caught and processed the whales and learning about all the uses the meat and oil was put to.
    Bit sad to hear how many whales were killed but impressed by the bravery of the men who went out in small boats to capture these huge animals.
    We got the service bus 113 from Funchal to Canical and it took about 1hr 15mins. Some hairy twists and turns on the roads but passed through lots of small towns we wouldn't have seen from the motorwary.
    Written October 15, 2022
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  • DR SEET
    Bournemouth, UK162 contributions
    A visit to any museum depends a lot on the curators in attendance and our tour of the Frederico de Freitas Museum was enhanced in a special way by the 5 members of staff who treated us like VIPS and went out of their way to patiently explain and point out the curiosities and intricate details in the collection to us. This is an amazing house with a dazzling collection of furniture and artefacts handpicked from all over the world - each item impeccably presented and immaculately maintained such that the house looks inhabited and loved, like a breathing, living environment rather than some sterile showcase of exhibits. Kudos to Lino, Idalina, Sandra, Luisa and Rita for their knowledge, enthusiasm and passion. Aficionados of musical instruments will particularly like the array of pianos, many cleverly concealed to resemble sideboards, dressers and display cabinets. And after the delights of the main manor, the soaring ceilings, elaborate cornices, architraves and array of crystal chandeliers of which are already worth the price of the ticket, there is still a museum annex of azulejos tiles to visit, plus a pretty courtyard garden languishing in the shadow of the nearby church steeple.
    Written November 16, 2022
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  • Jeff220
    Minehead, UK382 contributions
    Found this one by accident, nice large restaurant roomy with good views. I had the steak wife had chicken piri piri , mine was excellent but she found hers a bit dry. Had Mussels to start which we both enjoyed
    Written September 19, 2021
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  • Angela K
    Banchory, UK9 contributions
    This is a jewel of a place that was not too easy to find but well worth a visit. It is a collection of all sorts of items by Abreu. On the top floor of the house is a room full of ties beautifully displayed. Abreu loved horses and the horse room is charming too. The cafe attached to the place was closed which was a pity and I think it was just that day, but there is a sweet little cafe next door and the women running it could not have been more helpful. We had a glorious time there - it is a relatively small house and you do get a guided tour so check the times.
    Written September 28, 2022
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  • johnphilip2013
    Liverpool, UK36 contributions
    Having visited the cathedral, this was an obvious next port of call. I thought it was absolutely superb over a couple of floors, with the viewing area of central Funchal at the top level. The combination of Flemish works and Portuguese/Madeiran art worked really well.
    I thought it was well worth the entrance fee, given the number of paintings and artifacts available. Certainly, a Must Do on any visit to Funchal.
    Written August 10, 2022
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  • triptraveller
    302 contributions
    The Quinta is in a garden - with beautiful views. And the adjoining cafe is a great lunch spot !

    The collections are a bit uneven - and a high point is the silver collection.

    Worth a visit !
    Written June 24, 2022
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  • Ruth R
    Halifax, UK88 contributions
    If you like toys and particularly die cast model cars then this is for you. Other toys too, including some hand made. A personal collection assembled over the years. Even if this isn’t your hobby, it transports you back to your youth lol. Nice little museum. Open 2.30 to 4.30 so plan the visit. Nice gallery and crafts around it with coffee shop. Slightly off the tourist track but Google maps found it fine.
    Written October 11, 2022
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  • Carnalbanagh
    Carrickfergus, UK483 contributions
    Quaint little distillery really helpful staff. Suggest place for lunch. Let me taste loads. Try their punch it’s on 2.5 euros.
    Written December 2, 2022
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  • Ecofi
    51 contributions
    It's a very interesting place, old electric station in centre of Funchal now a museum to tell all about electricity on Madeira over the years. Yes some bits are a bit niche...power generation machines etc but the overall story of electricity spreading over the island in really quite a short period of time and seeing the new renewable electric generation shows how far they have come.
    Great interactive games and things for all.
    Not sure who the cafe is aimed at...that was new since we last visited. Lots more explanation in english (which is good to see)
    Written December 15, 2019
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  • Jim
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands5 contributions
    Really nice and big collection of cameras, optics and other stuff. The owner was a really nice guy and my girlfriend purchased a nice camera from him. He even fixed some minor things first and checked if it worked as well. Really a big heart for the business
    Written April 22, 2022
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  • Larissa D
    Kopstal, Luxembourg29 contributions
    If there would be an extra star to add this place would totally deserve it. Not only is this place surprising guests with Nini Andrade Silva’a stylish, special and minimalistic architecture but the cuisine leaves you flabbergasted as well as the prices. Located in a very special place in Funchal, it is well-known amongst locals for special events like weddings etc. The waiters and waitresses all have a story to tell and will serve you anything you need. Perfect location for breathtaking views of the sea, sun and soaking up some vitamin D and iodine. Totally recommended
    Written February 20, 2020
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