Manor Estate of the Crosses Museum (Quinta das Cruzes)

Manor Estate of the Crosses Museum (Quinta das Cruzes)

Manor Estate of the Crosses Museum (Quinta das Cruzes)
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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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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Michael B
Wakefield, UK464 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
In many respects this is a hidden gem as it is well away from the Funchal tourist trail and necessitates a fairly steep climb (by urban standards) from the city centre. It is well worth the effort. The gardens are very pleasant and offer extensive views. The cafe is currently closed. The museum itself is of historical interest with numerous artefacts and a large collection of silverware.
Written 28 September 2023
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pricemarsh
3 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
This beautifully furnished house gives a real insight into how the wealthy lived. We loved the garden and enjoyed a coffee on the terrace with great views over Funchal.
Written 16 February 2023
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Natalie H
1 contribution
Feb 2023 • Couples
The afternoon tea was awful. Sliced bread poor sandwiches. Very disappointing. Should be so much better given the superb location.
Written 8 February 2023
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Jane H
7 contributions
Dec 2022
More time, care and management and probably money need to be given to the gardens. We were shocked and saddened to see how they have gone downhill since we last visited in January 2020. There were more than enough gardeners working there during our visit - we saw them all together at what must have been their lunch hour. While the lower part of the gardens is well attended to, whole other areas seemed to have been abandoned, particularly the upper terrace where there is the shaded shelter for the orchid collection. The shelter itself is in a state of disrepair, the many pots there had been neglected for a long time, were full of weeds, and many were dying. The large ornamental planters had also been totally neglected. By the house, where we remembered some choice shrubs in well maintained beds, there were now some very ordinary unattractive annuals. It is letting the Quinta down certainly but it is also well below the standard of all the other splendid gardens open to the public in Funchal and is it letting the rest of them down.
Written 22 January 2023
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triptraveller
352 contributions
Jun 2022
The Quinta is in a garden - with beautiful views. And the adjoining cafe is a great lunch spot !

The collections are a bit uneven - and a high point is the silver collection.

Worth a visit !
Written 24 June 2022
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Dugan C
London, UK167 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
This palace contains a collection of fine furniture and musical instruments from Madeira’s golden age. Harp, harpsichord and square piano all made in London, a sign of British dominance of commerce at that time. Beautiful furniture with exquisite marquetry. In the cellar is a large display of good family silver, including table ornaments of a couple of servants, with black faces, as they were in fine houses at that time. There were only 4 other visitors while I was there, which is a shame as this place is well worth the trek up the steep hill.
Written 28 August 2021
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Linottaime
Annecy, France30 contributions
Jul 2021
Interesting little museum about Madeira, with some paintings, pieces of furniture and a collection of silver pieces.
The guardian is really kind and can tell you everything about each piece.
Written 22 August 2021
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Paulina
18 contributions
Jun 2021
Closed :-((. I received a free entry from Madeira app but a museum is closed. I felt a bit cheated as a system should be updated. I am sure, it would be a nice place with a nice park to walk around...
Written 7 June 2021
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Andythebaggie
Birmingham, UK2,326 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
This is a most unusual museum a 15 minute uphill walk from Funchal town. It’s great value at €3 entrance fee. There’s a peaceful shaded garden area with bits of archaeological remains scattered around and friendly pussycats. The museum itself is on a couple of floors. The top one has paintings and furniture from the 15th to 19th centuries. There’s a fascinating display of miniature cameos dating back to the second century BC. The lower floor has more interesting furniture and artefacts many with intricate decoration. Probably the most spectacular part of the museum is the rooms full of silver many with filigree decoration though. There are QR codes in each room so that you can gain more insight into what you are looking at. Worth the walk up from town even if the other attractions nearby were all closed.
Written 26 September 2020
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nzkiwi99
auckland101 contributions
Feb 2020
This was probably my favourite museum in Madeira, along with the Universo de Memorias Joao Carlos Abreu.. and luckily the are opposite eachother!

After strolling the gardens and museum, I got an amazing surprise when I heard music when I was leaving - and saw that they had unveiled a massive music machine and were playing it! Incredible.

This is also close to the fort, so why not spend a whole afternoon in this area and visit the fort, the cafe at Quinta das cruzes, and then Universo de Memorias Joao Carlos Abreu and have a coffee at the tea room?!
Written 27 February 2020
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