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We discovered this place are attending a welcome meeting at our hotel, we had been to Madeira numerous times and had never heard of the museum so we got our taxi driver to drop us off up there. We were amazed how much memorabilia was...More
This little museum has thought of everything to please the visitor. First of all, a comfortable bench at the entrance, to rest, after the strenuous climb up the hill. A charming, friendly guide, who allowed us plenty of time to take in the eclectic, worldwide...More
Probably the most interesting and welcoming place we visited all week in Funchal. Lots of objects and collections to admire in very nicely decorated rooms throughout the house. Yes, it’s a little quirky and unexpected but far better than viewing a few broken pots or...More
Each room is themed and filled with countless memorabilia. Horses, ducks, ties, hats, silverware, jewelry, boxes, mugs, paintings.. You name it - it's there. Also, a lovely tea garden in the back of the house.
The guide was great, told us many anecdotes about the...More
Never 've seen a museum like this! It's not actually a museum, I guess. More like a private collection of one of the more extravagant figures of Madeira. Used to be minister of culture in Madeira we've learned. The house too is very nice to...More
A hidden gem in Funchal, the entire house is filled with things that the collector has spent his entire life collecting, things of lesser and greater value. The guide gives a quite interesting view into the life of João. I appreciated this visit much more...More
Recommended to go here by a friend. Guided tour, explaining the rooms. I found the collections absolutely fascinating and would need to visit many times to see everything, I just didn’t know where to look first. A room filled with ties, amazing. A room full...More
This is one of our favourite places in Funchal. We visited on International Tourism Day in late September. It had been closed for 6 months due to flood damage and it was so nice to see it re-opened and every bit as interesting and quirky...More