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Maritime Museum

Address: 1 Largo do Pagode da Barra, Macau, China
Phone Number: 853-28595481
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Ranked #27 of 192 things to do 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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Minsk, Belarus
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Great collection of ships that represents the history of maritime in Europe. In the souvenir shop you can buy t-shirts and also nice souvenir plates, that's for collectors.

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Ottawa, Canada
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47 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I walked from the Ruins of St. Paul's to this Museum. A bit of a hike, but not too strenuous. And, there's lots to see as you go. I don't live near the sea. I don't get to the sea very often. Certainly I don't fish...maybe only once or twice with a line and rod...in a lake. So, most of... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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109 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I loved the model ships, maps and information about Macau's maritime history. Tickets are 10 MOP so it is good value for money.

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Dongguan, China
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156 reviews 156 reviews
55 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

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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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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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 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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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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118 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 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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