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Universo de Memorias Joao Carlos Abreu

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So worth a visit. This place is brilliant. Second visit for us. Found this and the tea rooms on our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Lovely tea house

The museum is still shut due to the water ingress - the young lady in the cafe said it might not... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Calcada Pico 2 | Centro Cívico e Cultural de Santa Clara, Funchal, Madeira 9000-206, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So worth a visit. This place is brilliant. Second visit for us. Found this and the tea rooms on our last visit to Madeira and would always visit whenever we come. It’s really a Lovely place!! Well worth the walk.

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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

The museum is still shut due to the water ingress - the young lady in the cafe said it might not open again until September. However the Tea House is excellent - the sugar cane cakes were exceptionally good. It is opposite the Convent of...More

Thank Ros0604
Reviewed 25 May 2018

We have been to Madeira many times but we only discovered this museum last year, since then we have many times and once we've looked around, we enjoy a coffee and a scone in the little tea shop. All the staff are lovely and you...More

1  Thank PatBarker
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Definitely worth a visit if nothing else for a coffee. Host very communicative. Museum temp closed due to recent water ingress but hopes to be re-opened June.

2  Thank Neil M
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

We visited this museum today and found it closed, although the outside cafe was open. A couple of charming ladies told us that they had suffered a flood within the house and it is closed until further notice. It would be a good idea to...More

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 9 April 2018

The Teahouse is in the garden of the Universo de Memorias and is ideal for those visiting this amazing place or the Quinta das Cruzes Museum or gardens across the street.

Thank MargretEA
Reviewed 2 March 2018

This museum is full of eclectic items collected by one man - who is still alive. It is much larger than expected in a beautiful old house. Staff most courteous and excellent coffee shop attached.

1  Thank Walker66_10
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

This is a must-read museum. It's has a little entrance fee and the rooms are set out beautifully and has 3 floors or variety collections. We spent around 1 hr looking around the too.s and at the end there is a delightfully garden and tea...More

1  Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

A real find that you would be pleased to discover and visit in any City - not just a rainy Funchal. Very pleasant and informed guides. A lovely house to display the collection. Not as well flagged in guide books so not so busy. A...More

Thank MarcG G
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

A room full of ties; hundreds of horses; enough tea sets for two English old age homes, hundreds of paintings; and thousands of bijouterie, among others. Abreu is rich, and a bachelor, and so has plenty of money to pursue his obsession. I say good...More

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Response from jcpilgrims | Reviewed this property |
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Response from PatBarker | Reviewed this property |
Has it been closed then, as always been open when we go. We don't visit the museum every time but go into the lovely coffee shop in the grounds
28 June 2017|
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Response from LYNNDNorthYorks | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think so, but they only take about 20 minutes so you could have a cup of tea if you need to wait.