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Frederico de Freitas Museum

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Address: Calcada Santa Clara 7, Funchal, Madeira 9000-036, Portugal
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(351 91) 22 05 78
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10:00 - 17:30
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:30

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Beautiful house, awkward to get to.

I really like the quirkiness and style of this lovely house, which winds its way over 3 floors, and includes a wing which is devoted to the history of tiles. It is furnished as... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 December 2016
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Colchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 and England are featured. The large house is filled to the brim with furniture, pictures,... More 

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Wells, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

At a few euros entry this was a bargain. The house full of antiques was interesting (a good collection of teapots), but what really made it was the beautifully displayed collection of ceramic tiles. Highly recommended.

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Whalley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The rating probably does not reflect the enjoyment but rather is intended to be a constructive criticism. What a stunning house. Immaculately presented. BUT no effort made to give any of it's history or to bring it to life. What a missed opportunity. The house clearly has a very interesting history and has played an important part on the development... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

I really like the quirkiness and style of this lovely house, which winds its way over 3 floors, and includes a wing which is devoted to the history of tiles. It is furnished as near to it would have originally been, with lots of antique furniture, artefacts and pictures. For me, what makes it special is the lay-out, and the... More 

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Thank Nigdee
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

An unexpected discovery. While walking down the street we came across this museum that house a fine courtyard, a gentile mansion and striking modern extension. Inside a collection of antiques, domestic artefacts and tea-pots as well as religious items. Wonderful ceramic tile displays, with excellent videos on the tile making and history. Very interesting, but unfortunately some of the rooms were inaccessible due... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Interesting, but unfortunately some of the rooms were inaccessible due to work being carried out. However, what was available was worth seeing.

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Thank Janice B
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Tucked away out of view, the museum houses a fine collection of antiques, domestic artefacts, tiles and tea-pots as well as religious items. Unexpectedly interesting, but a shame that building work meant the lovely little garden was closed, as was the cafe. Needs better information about its contents, but the staff were helpful and the videos on the tile making... More 

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Cupar, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

A long walk up the hill on narrow pavements slippery on a wet day when we visited. Wonderful ceramic tile displays and history.Well worth a visit.

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Interesting place filled with lots to look at. Worth the 3 euro entrance fee. Only criticism would be that some of the staff could have been more friendly.

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Thank Linda W
Musselburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We visited this morning, 2 adults with a nearly 2 year old. We all absolutely loved the little courtyard garden, our little boy ran around there safely looking at the trees and flowers, and we got a beautiful view of the little church. It's one of the nicest courtyard gardens we've ever been in. The house itself was fabulous, wonderful... More 

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