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House - Museum Frederico de Freitas

The House-Museum Frederico de Freitas, of imposing proportions and bright red colour is a striking presence on the steep Sidewalk of Santa Clara and a prominent element in the urban civil architecture of the historic area of St. Peter and the city centre. Also known as "Casa da Calçada", this description identifies the former residence of the Counts of Calçada, whose ancestors are associated with it since its inception in the seventeenth century.

Quinta das Cruzes Museum

Quinta das Cruzes is one of the largest “quintas“ with historic tradition in the bay of Funchal, linked to the family of the first Donatory Captain, who have worked in the late fifteenth, early sixteenth century. A small building, started by Joao Goncalves Zarco (1425-1467?), was increased by his son João Gonçalves da Câmara. This house remained in the family until the mid seventeenth century, moving through marriage alliances, to the Lomelino family until the late nineteenth century.

Madeira Photography Museum - Atelier Vicente’s

Photographia - Museum "Vicentes" is installed in Vicente Gomes da Silva's old photographic studio (1827–1906).

Mudas. Museum of Contemporary Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art was created in 1992, when the Fort of São Tiago was transferred to the Regional Government of Madeira, under the Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs. In October 2015, this institution was transferred to the Casa das Mudas Arts Centre in Calheta, a project of the architect Paulo David that was inaugurated in October 2004. The institution’s name was changed accordingly and is now called Mudas. Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Madeira.

Madeira Ethnographic Museum

The Museum is located on property that belonged, in the early seventeenth century, to the convent of Santa Clara in Funchal, acquired by Luís Gonçalves da Silva, captain of the Ordinances of Ribeira Brava, who carried out the construction works to extend the existing building and an evocation of the Chapel of St. Joseph in 1710.

Columbus House - Museum of Porto Santo

A Casa Colombo-Museu do Porto Santo encontra-se instalada num conjunto articulado de construções, hoje uniformizadas por obras do século XVIII e XIX. Segundo uma tradição oral, longamente difundida, aqui viveu Cristóvão Colombo, aquando da sua passagem pelo Porto Santo.

Other Museums - Autonomous Region of Madeira

The A Cidade do Açucar Museum (The City of Sugar) is the natural consequence of a small Museological nucleus designated A Cidade do Açucar , inaugurated in 1996 as a memory of a King D. Manuel...

The Madeira Whale Museum (MWM) contemplates, at birth, two different functions, apparently contradictory, which reconcile whaling and conservation. Its creation was proposed to the Machico City...

The Museum of Electricity "Casa da Luz", is a museum of the Company, (EEM-Electricity Company of Madeira), which is installed in the space of the old Power Station of Funchal, opened in 1897, th so...

The Arte Sacra Museum of Funchal is located in the former Bishop's Palace, founded by D. Luis Figueiredo de Lemos, in 1594. It was designed by Jerome George, master of royal works, who worked here...

The Municipality of Funchal acquired in 1966 from the heirs of sculptor Francisco Franco, a part of his estate. It was hypothesized at the time, exposing some of his works at the Quinta das Cruzes...

The exhibition aims to raise people’s attention and awareness towards the importance of the role played by the Madeira Island in Portuguese military history. Simultaneously, it introduces the...

The Natural History Museum is the oldest museum in operation in the archipelago of Madeira. It is installed in the Palace of St. Pedro, Funchal, one of the most significant works of the Portuguese...

The Quinta do Monte Palace is situated in a privileged zone of the high bay of Funchal, known in the nineteenth century as a major summer resort. Monte binds a romantic tradition, by leafy trees and...

The Cellars of São Francisco, "The Old Blandy Wine Lodges" include an interesting exhibition area, located in a set of buildings, largely the only remaining part of the former Convent of St....

The Museum of Vine and Wine is located at the Experimental Field of Viticulture in Arco de São Jorge, in the municipality of Santana. The museum aims to be a live and interactive space, consists of...

Created in 2003, from a collection of toys belonging to Borges Pereira, several other deposits of private collectors have been gathered here through the years. The museum’s collection assembles...