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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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Surprisingly Wonderful Find

If you have any interest in ceramic tiles and a collection of international art objects in a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
RAV457
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Great Falls, Virginia
Lovely building, interesting collection

They almost have this place right. Plus points: 1. It is a really pretty with a quaint... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Robin O
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London, United Kingdom
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Calcada Santa Clara 7, Funchal, Madeira 9000-036, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you have any interest in ceramic tiles and a collection of international art objects in a charming, upper-class family home, this is the place for you. Each room holds a wonderful collection of objects that are well-documented in written material. A docent is available...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

They almost have this place right. Plus points: 1. It is a really pretty with a quaint garden 2. It is varied. Each room has a different focus of the collection that de Freitas and his wife built up in the middle of the last...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Something different for us to look round at only 3 euro. Half of it is an exhibition of tiles(!) and half of it the old family house (a bit like a National Trust property.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Some of the furniture in the main house was really beautiful. Clearly the owner was a great collector of interesting things. The only down side we found was that we felt as though we were being closely watched, even though our bags were kept at...More

Thank Elizabeth A
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

I visited here before heading to the Santa Clara Monastery. Entry is 3 euros which alstroemerias gives ou entry to the tile Museum. I visited the tile Museum first and, while they were undoubtedly works of art, the information was all in Portuguese and I...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Enjoyable visit to this house of a Funchal Lawyer with interesting antiques and artefacts. Locate in the centre of town.

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

in the museum quarter we visited on a wet Madeiran day. For only 3 euro each you get to see a period collection exhibited in situ. Well presented and a nice way to while away half an hour. You also get to see the tile...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

The modest front of this vividly painted building hides two wonderful collections: the tile collection and the household collection. An extension has been built which creates large light spaces in which are housed a fascinating (surprisingly) history of tile making in Europe (including U.K.). In...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Freerico de Freitas was a collector of interesting antiquities, mainly art and furniture who continued until the 1970's. His house was left to the state and became the museum you see today. It has a great collection of fine furniture (mainly from the Regency period)...More

Thank Chris J
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

There's a lot to see as you're nudged round this old and historic house with the owners private collection of worldly 'stuff'' Ther's something for everyone but the loaned guide sheets are not that informative, but, nevertheless, it has some great historic and valuable items....More

Thank Colin W
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