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“Interesting house”

Frederico de Freitas Museum
Ranked #31 of 172 things to do in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
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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 exhibition but this was less interesting for us.

Thank Sheffview
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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 the house itself The rooms are stuffed full of furniture, paintings, ornaments, objet d'art, religious artefacts, even coffee mugs! It's a privileged insight into the world of a middle class family of Madeira in the 20th century. Recommended!

Thank JoannaManchester_UK
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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) as well as art, ceramics and silverware to match.
In addition there is a rather beautiful garden which is a cool place to tarry on a hot day. It has a great view out over the town.
There is also a small modern museum devoted to the many beautiful tiles which can be seen all over the island which is tacked on the side.
Staff are helpful and mostly seem able to converse in English about the exhibits.
At 3 Euros - a bargain.

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.

Notable for me were the oriental writing desks, and the ugly but lovely Japanese boy with hoop; The map room was fascinating, as was the tea pot room - yes really.... The reading room / library was probably the 'nicest' room as it was less contrived and has some rare volumes on display.

There is no photography allowed, which is a shame but is understandable.

There is the modern annexe with the ceramic tiles displays that didn't really do it for me but it was interesting.

Would we go back - once is enough.

Thank Colin W
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

We visited this museum on a wet day and found more things to interest us than we expected. The house is full of objects collected by a family. We particularly liked their taste in art deco models. We found particular interest in the 3 water colour paintings in the dining room as they were painted by a relative of the 19th century rector of our village! In a different building is the tile collection showing tiles from earliest times to present day and from many different countries. It is a modern display but using old labels which we found difficult to read. An English translation would have helped.

Thank ryedalerambler7
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