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Manor Estate of the Crosses Museum (Quinta das Cruzes)

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Address: Calcada Pico 1, Funchal, Madeira 9000-206, Portugal
Phone Number:
351 91 74 13 82
10:00 - 12:30
14:00 - 17:30
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 12:30
14:00 - 17:30

This "Manor Estate of the Crosses" museum is considered one of...

This "Manor Estate of the Crosses" museum is considered one of the most prestigious and well-kept museums of Madeira, which houses a splendid collection of silver, filigree and antiques that were part of a private collection of John Wetzler, a Czech citizen who lived on Madeira.

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Nostalgic trip.

We were last in Madeira 40 years ago and then were staying in the Monte Carlo hotel that is almost next door. This museum was visited then but then it had much simpler exhibits... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were last in Madeira 40 years ago and then were staying in the Monte Carlo hotel that is almost next door. This museum was visited then but then it had much simpler exhibits. showing all about the sugar industry. Now it has very good exhibition of silver. The cards explaining the items gives less information than I would have... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

spent approx 2 hours here, many valuable exhibits of interest - silver, ethnic religious eg host box etc - esp enjoyed the collection of intaglios, lovely building in pleasant grounds which you can visit without paying for entry. closes over lunch which is rather annoying so plan around this

Thank lbw12017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

This museum reflects the wealth and importance of Madeira in previous centuries and is housed in a fine old house filled with interesting furniture and furnishings grouped in different categories. The large display of silver & gold vases, plates, etc. is very extensive and impressive. Information sheets are available in several languages although specific details of the furnishing are often... More 

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Namur, Belgium
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The whole experience was disappointing. It's a bit off the beaten track but the Lonely Planet pointed us there. Immediately jumped upon by staff for not having a ticket (the ticket office isn't signposted as that and is further back from the museum entrance), the museum layout was confusing with poor indications mostly reliant in scruffy dog eared sheets of... More 

Thank Timdenamur
Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Very enjoyable. It is lovely to see the sedan chairs and imagine what it must have been like to be carried around as tourists. You can do this on a sunny or rainy day, you could picnic also. Staff very friendly

Thank tracy182
Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This small Quinta is delightful with a magnificent collection of silver. It somehow represents a Funchal of times gone by very well. We would have liked to spend more time here but they close at 12.30pm sharp. The gardens however stay ope all afternoon and they are lovely.

Thank Bakerboys2013
Stroud, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We visited on a Sunday, and were not sure whether the upper floor was closed for the day, or more permanently, but it was disappointing not to see the whole collection. The silver in the cabinets is well worth looking at as are the cabinets and sedan chair collections. The gardens, and bits of old buildings, are worth seeing too,... More 

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sheffield, uk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This was a nice place to spend a bit of time. It used to be a manor house and belonged at one time to the "discoverer" of the island. There are two floors of exhibits which show how the better off lived in the 18th and 19th centuries. The highlights were the "sugar box" furniture. We really enjoyed the gardens,... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

If you need a break from lying on a deckchair by your hotel pool, you might enjoy wandering around the the historic Santa Clara district and making your way to this small Museum. We greatly enjoyed the atmosphere of Old Funchal. Other reviewers have commented on the silverware and the antiques, but we were struck by the amazing ivory carvings,... More 

Thank Louis A
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

A note on the gate states that due to reasons related to the inspection of stone elements, the museum will be closed from 2nd August until further notice.

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