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Maritime Museum

Address: 1 Largo do Pagode da Barra, Macau, China
Phone Number: 853-28595481
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Ranked #23 of 169 Attractions in Macau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Dongguan, China
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137 reviews 137 reviews
47 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Well worth a stop to view the three stories of ship models and other displays. Can't vouch for the historical accuracy, but there are some amazing ships from China's distant past when large scale seagoing was in vouge. Imagine the impact if Europeans had seen a 250 foot Chinese paddle wheeler cruising the Med in 450 AD. A good finish... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Very cute little museum providing a history about the fisherman temple next to the museum(also the oldest temple on the island). It then teaches you about oyster growing, fishing methods and locations, boats throughout time, Macau history throughout time. There's also a few fish in a little aquarium. Only costing 10HKD- a bargain!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Worth a visit for people to have a brief understanding of how fishing and the maritime industry played a big role in the development of Macau. Very affordable tickets. A little far from the Senado Square by foot but we took alternate routes so that we could sight see before reaching the place. It's located next to the A-Ma Temple.

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New Delhi, India
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Initially we decided to visit the Macau Museum of Natural History but being a Monday it was closed so we decided to visit this instead, and we were not disappointed. The museum is built close to the site where the Portuguese explorers first set foot. The museum is well organised and has many exhibits with boat models with their descriptions.... More 

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Chinatown, Singapore
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

A place is never packed with tourists yet it provides a brief historical background of Macau, I found that It is also a great place for the non-gamblers or non-shoppers to stay away from all the casinos and shopping malls for a few hours. We spent over 2 hours in the museum, had some refreshment and took a relaxing short... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This charming and well designed museum is very reasonably priced, well organised and informative with lots of beautiful model boats. It covers both Portuguese and local Southern Chinese maritime history.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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112 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
33 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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