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Maritime Museum

1 Largo do Pagode da Barra, Macau, China
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Ranked #22 of 149 attractions in Macau
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
Traveler Description: Macau Maritime Museum was built on the site where the first group of Portuguese explorers landed on Macau in 1553.  The exhibits explore major themes... more »
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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152 reviews 152 reviews
95 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This museum is not as big like most other museum. This make you feel you had 'just enough' to look. It's not small to the level that you find it not informative but it's not too big that you feel bored to continue walking inside. Here, displays are mainly ship replicas, trading items, fishing cultures. They also have a show... More

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Macau, China
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Maritime Museum is located in Mainland Macau right in front of A-Ma's temple. Wasn't Planing on visiting but since I was there and the entrance costed me only 10 MOP, I decided to take a try. The Museum has 3 floors and it's separated by "themes", so in the ground they have the Maritime Ethnology Exhibition, 1st floor Maritime History... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Was closed when we visited. Just had a few pics with the external displays. Very nearA-ma chinese temple.

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Hong Kong, China
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Located opposite the A-Ma Temple, the Maritime Museum has a convenient location and interesting exhibits. It is well laid-out ; open, airy and light-filled in scope. THe proof of the pudding is that an easily bored teenager was not bored there.

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Rosemead, California
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136 reviews 136 reviews
48 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

My cruise ship (the Pacific Princess) was in Hong Kong on 3/25/2013 but I decided that I would visit Macao. I took the St. Paul Cathedral, Maritime Museum and A Ma Temple Tour. Of those three, I enjoyed the Maritime Museum the most. The history of Macao and the sea is all explained beautifully by the exhibits. Likewise the connection... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I was reluctant to go inside and it didn't felt like a attractive museum, since i had time, i went inside and saw lots of collections. But its boring in the end and just a time killer.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I popped in because I was exhausted from the summer heat and burning ghost money at A-Ma temple. I thought I'd pay for a ticket just to get cool, but I found the exhibits interesting and well-thought out. Also, it was really cool inside.

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Built on the site where the Portuguese first landed, it's a glimpse into their maritime history in the South China Seas, as well as a look at local fisher families, their costumes, fishing techniques, boat models and so on. The museum includes a souvenir shop near the exit.

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Shenzhen, China
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

You can learn a lot about the main business in ancient Macao - fishery. You will know about national holidays, myths, legends, Portuguese-Macao maritime experience exchange and recent Macao navigable changes. Souvenirs and big aquariums at the exit.

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Los Angeles
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134 reviews 134 reviews
25 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We walked down to the museum from the historic centre (an interesting walk and not that far) and were delighted to find this new museum. The displays are really interesting and very well laid-out, it's a delightful place to visit for an hour or two and the area surrounding the museum (the temple and the big square) are a very... More

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