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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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Fascinating collections

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Mission, Canada
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Mission, Canada
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447 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 in the house has a page of information to guide your visit. However, I agree... More 

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Oswestry
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 a strict ‘no photography’ rule. No idea why, most places are happy for you to... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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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Wells, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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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Reviewed 1 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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