Universo de Memórias João Carlos Abreu

Museum in Funchal

Housed in an elegant 19th-century mansion, this museum–arts centre is another repository of knick-knacks donated to the city by an avid collector, this time João Carlos Abreu, journalist, writer, politician, actor, artist, former minister of tourism and evidently, keen traveller and souvenir acquirer. However these are no ordinary mementos – room after room is packed with wonderful objects, many works of art.