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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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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:30

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A jewel in the crown of Funchal

A lovely grand house located in the back streets of Funchal. An interesting collection of artefacts collected from all over the world. We only had 45 mins., as we had to catch a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ian D
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Truro, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 the yard.there was one helpful young man who stood out as someone who was proud... More 

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suffolk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely grand house located in the back streets of Funchal. An interesting collection of artefacts collected from all over the world. We only had 45 mins., as we had to catch a bus and didn't realise there was also a Tile Museum on site (no one told us !) The museum is very difficult to find but the locals... More 

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le busseau france
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to feel like a criminal this is the place to visit. In the first museum which is dedicated to tiles of the world it is very interesting. When we were told that a house with furniture was also included we were very pleased. But after that we were made to feel very uncomfortable. There were at least... More 

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Colchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

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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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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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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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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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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