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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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Another hidden gem

Well it's all over the place but persevere and the staff will make sure you miss nothing? There is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Letterkenny, Ireland
A glimpse of yesteryear

We were very pleasantly surprised because judging from earlier comments we were expecting the room... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peter M
Burford, 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 2 weeks ago

Well it's all over the place but persevere and the staff will make sure you miss nothing? There is a wee garden beautiful in its simplicity and then it's the standard 3€ entrance and a exhibition of old tiles. ''Twas ok then into the house...More

Thank tcmmcm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very pleasantly surprised because judging from earlier comments we were expecting the room attendants would be unfriendly - quite the opposite they were all very anxious and proud to share their love of the house and its contents with us. It was managed...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a great find. The museum of tiles is in a marvellous modern building which beautifully complements the old house of Frederico de Freitas. Lots of interesting history. Well worth the visit.

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 5 May 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 3 May 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 22 April 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 19 April 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 13 April 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 23 March 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 18 March 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
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