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Universo de Memorias Joao Carlos Abreu

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A Well Kept Secret

We discovered this place are attending a welcome meeting at our hotel, we had been to Madeira... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom

This little museum has thought of everything to please the visitor. First of all, a comfortable... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
N Ireland
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Calcada Pico 2 | Centro Cívico e Cultural de Santa Clara, Funchal, Madeira 9000-206, Portugal
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All reviews eclectic collection santa clara guided tour quinta das cruzes his life lovely tea room tea house treasure trove fantastic collection caught his eye thai room world travels pretty courtyard water ingress very interesting museum private collection worth a visit
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautifull museum, collection. With a very charming guide who took all the time to talk about the collection.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank gobel02
Reviewed 11 November 2018

We didn't visit the universo but as we walked by, we sat on the terrace at the back of the museum. Nice place to sit and relax after climbing the street up.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jan16Vera
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Craig1961_01
Reviewed 7 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Caroline K
Reviewed 7 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank stoffelzwvl
Reviewed 1 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marie K
Reviewed 17 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Amethyst0702
Reviewed 14 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from jcpilgrims | Reviewed this property |
If you look it up on Tripadvisor you can click on map.
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6 June 2018|
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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.