The archipelago of Madeira is proudly the birthplace of countless artists and personalities with important names, both nationally and internationally. The Henrique e Francisco Franco Museum pays tribute to these two artists born on the island and protagonists of the Portuguese modernist movement.
Opened in 1987, on the premises of the former Auxílio Materno-Infantil, the Henrique e Francisco Franco Museum houses a vast collection of works by these brothers. Francisco Franco became known as one of the most prominent Portuguese sculptors of the 1920s, highly sought after for the realisation of the official statue of the New State. Henrique Franco received many awards in the field of painting and participated in an emblematic work of Portuguese modernism: the Nossa Senhora de Fátima Church, in Lisbon.
The Henrique e Francisco Franco Museum in Funchal brings together works from their youth to their more mature creative period, where visitors will find a series of oil paintings, drawings, engravings, small frescoes and sculptures. It is, therefore, the ideal place to contemplate, in-depth, the path taken by these authors.
The basic mission of the Henrique e Francisco Franco Museum is to bring the public closer to art, offering guided tours, theme-based activities and plastic expression workshops.
The Henrique e Francisco Franco Museum, in Funchal, houses a vast collection of works by these two brothers. Born on the Island of Madeira, they are considered important authors of the Portuguese Modernist movement.
Access ramps; adapted toilets; audio-guide; sign language guide; catalogue of exhibitions in Braille; maquette of the museum available for the blind to feel; wheelchair available for loan (these visits must be booked in advance).
Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 17:30 | Closed: Saturdays, Sundays and Public holidays