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“Learn here” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Macao Museum

Macao Museum
No.112 Museum Qiandi, Macau, China
853-28357911
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Ranked #7 of 164 Attractions in Macau
4.0 of 5 stars 298 Reviews
Type: Museums
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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“Learn here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

A good place to learn about the history of Macau. Cheap entrance fee, and good use of media to present the info about Macau. You can start walking from Senado Square, walk through the garden and follow the signs to the museum.

Visited April 2012
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Hong Kong, China
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“Macau's best museum, nice combined visit with the Mount Fortress”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

The Macau Museum (MOP15) is located in the Forte Monte, located next to the Ruins of St. Paul. While not a world-class museum, it is nice effort to present a historical account of Macau during recent centuries. In this regard, this is probably Macau's best museum and one that will be appreciated by those who enjoy learning the history and culture of countries visited.

Within the museum, you can learn about the role Macau played in maritime activity in this part of the world, particularly during the European colonial era. There are some building styles on display for both Portuguese and local Chinese styles, much of what you can still find around the restored historic city centre today. Much museum offers both Colonial and Chinese culture, heritage and how they have blended together uniquely here in Macau. On the second floor there are some display rooms, offering perspectives to the way of life for both, and throughout the museum you will find miniature scale displays offering scenes of live and events reflecting Macau's interesting past.

Overall, this is a very good museum for the small price paid. You can visit it in 30-45 minutes or easily spend over an hour going through the museum more casually. It is recommended that you spend a few minutes at the Forte Monte as well as the exit of the museum is actually at the top of the fort.

Hint: If you plan to visit the Macau Museum and Forte Monte, it is best to visit the museum first so you can use the escalators which can take you to the museum entrance. Upon finishing your visit, you will find yourself at the top of the fort and will have avoided the long and steep walk up to the fort if you try to approach it first. This can definitely help you save your energy and prevent fatique, important if you are trying to see many of the nice attractions in this area of Macau.

Visited October 2012
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“Informative”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Very interesting and informative and good value for money. Gave a good insight and overview of the history and culture of Macau.

Visited October 2012
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Kunming, China
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“Gives a good glimpse of period history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

One display I always enjoy here is an entry hall with what was happening in ancient and pre-modern China on one side and what was happening in the west right across on the other side. Easy to see what was going on when Christopher Columbus was sailing, for example.

Also like the light-up maps showing the ancient land Silk Roads and the ancient maritime Silk Road. This museum lets you realize the importance of the sea routes and get a feel for how that important trading developed.

Visited October 2012
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“Good but better to go in the daytime”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

I wandered into the museum after seeing the ruins of St Pauls. There is a lot to see here including some canons up top the walls but it is better to go in the daytime as there are very little lights and there are very steep stairs that are uneven so if you go with children or the elderly...it could be a little dangerous getting up and down the stairs and walls. Beautiful history and scenery here! Especially when you climb to the top!

Visited October 2012
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