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Maritime Museum

1 Largo do Pagode da Barra, Macau, China
853-28595481
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Ranked #27 of 163 attractions in Macau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Chinatown, Singapore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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154 reviews 154 reviews
96 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 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
57 reviews 57 reviews
29 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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138 reviews 138 reviews
49 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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Bangalore
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
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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