The Taipa Houses Museum
The Taipa Houses Museum
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China159,679 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
The Taipa Houses Museum is located on the north end of the wetlands and a couple hundred metres east of the busy centre of Taipa Village. It makes use of five Portuguese style residences built in 1921 that were used by senior civil servants. In 1992, these houses were recognised for their valuable historic architecture and in 1999 were repurposed and opened to the public as the Taipa Houses Museum.

Several of the houses are open to visit from 10am to 7pm daily (closed on Mondays) and admission is free. They each are delightful to view from the outside and have specific themes which you can enjoy within.

House 1 is the Macanese Living Museum, with ground floor and upstairs rooms decorated with furniture from the first half of the 20th century that would have been found in colonial style houses around Macau.

House 2 is an exhibition gallery where cultural events and art shows are held periodically. If such occasion is taking place, house 2 may be open at the time of your visit. Otherwise, there is a good chance it is not and can only be viewed from the outside.

House 3 is now being used by The Universal Gallery and Bookstore, which sells Portuguese themed items and gifts, literature books and local artwork. It is a neat shop for those looking to pick up a souvenir of visits to Macau.

House 4 is another exhibition gallery which regularly hosts shows features local artists or collective exhibitions related to culture, heritage and life in Macau. This exhibition hall is usually open most of the year.

House 5 is a reserved for formal receptions and activities and as such is rarely open for the public to visit. Like House 2, it is usually a place you are limited to viewing from the outside.

Give yourself 10 minutes for the Living Museum, 5 minutes to browse Universal Gallery and Bookstore and another 5-10 minutes to view whatever exhibition is being held in House 4. Then carry onward with other sightseeing endeavours nearby.
Written January 19, 2023
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luxuryvoyage
Switzerland3,351 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The Taipah Museum consists of only a few houses. Those who like colonial buildings are worth a short visit. The Taipa houses are within walking distance of the Venetian Hotel in a quiet footpath over a bridge and a meadow in about 10 minutes. Unfortunately I could not visit the houses, because a private event of the Macau Grand prix took place.
Written July 23, 2020
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Afonsinhotravels
Macau, China233 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
A set of three old portuguese colonial houses within a garden/walkway with a view to what in the old days should be the sea and Coloane island, nowadays is an artificial lake with wetlands and the Casinos in Cotai, as City of Dreams and Venetian, for landscape. The buildings houses some exhibition purposes, shops and museum. Should be a good option to a relax walk and away from the bustling trade streets in Taipa village center.
Written July 11, 2023
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curious_and.curiouser
Singapore110 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
There's not much to see really. This is small collection of 5 houses and only 2 were opened when we visited. 1 showcased a place of residence from colonial era which can be seen in under 5 minutes and the other is a souvenir store which was lovely. Good stroll-through nevertheless when in Taipa Village.

Right in front of the houses is the Taipa Wetlands Ecological Trail and next to it the Dra. Laurinda M. Esparteiro Garden. Across the garden, you can follow a series of travellators and overhead bridge that will take you to the Venetian.
Written November 17, 2023
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China159,679 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2011 • Couples
We visited the Taipa Houses Museum and found it to be a good compliment attraction in Taipa Village. Here you will find a series of five restored Macanese houses, greenish in colour. The homes are typical of colonial Portuese era. The ticket price is MOP5 which gives you entrance into the first three houses. House 4 is free and House 5 was not open to the public. Entrance is free on Sunday and the Museum is closed on Mondays (as of August 2011)

House 1 was fashioned with furniture and indoor fixtures from the colonial time. However, everything is a bit overly polished, a bit to clean, when some rustic characteristics might have been appreciated better.

House 2 was more of a time capsule musuem of history of Taipa village. It was interesting, ready made for the history buffs.

House 3 was more of a Portugal exhibit, its regions and historical occupations and agriculture. It seemed a bit too touristy for us. As a result, House 3 was our least favorite of the houses.

House 4 was hosting a free art exhibit that was pretty good. Entrance to this house was free to the public and didn't require the MOP5 ticket.

Overall, we were happy with our 30 minute visit to the Taipa Houses Musuem and found it very good value for money at MOP5. While we would not target this musuem individually, it does make a worth while stop if you are planning to visit the very interesting Taipa Village area. We recommend combining the Taipa Houses Museum with the Museum of Taipa and Coloane History on the other side of Taipa Village.
Written August 10, 2011
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Anthony G
Shanghai, China793 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2012 • Couples
When in Macau, just pay a visit to Taipa Island and Taipa Village. The most beautiful sight on Taipa is this museum of five lime-green summer residences of wealthy Macanese from 1921. Worth wile a visit!
Written September 6, 2012
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bj1d2
Brisbane, Australia68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This group of Taipa Houses is worth a visit. The Portuguese architecture is a delight and there is even a house which is furnished. Entry is free. Quite a pleasant place to visit.
Written December 21, 2019
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travelbug1261
Mount Gambier, Australia142 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Interesting to see some historically significant buildings, not many of them and surreal to look from them over the”lake” to the very artificial Venetian casino
Written November 9, 2019
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Jo-Anne L
Brisbane, Australia60 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
Nice spot with surrounding gardens and the church but could only view two of the five houses. Go early as it gets busy.
Written April 6, 2018
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Fistri
Singapore, Singapore98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
While only 2 of the houses are available for us to visit and explore (2 are out of bounds, 1 became a souvenir shop) and that it provides a good glimpse of Macau unique heritage, the one that was mind blowing is the fact that it sits opposite the busy and eclectic casino centre of Macau. While casino central is all busy, this place is peaceful and calm that I felt I was in another world when I was sitting at the benches overlooking its ponds.

A must visit if you want to have a history lesson and a respite from the craziness of the casino area.
Written November 29, 2017
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