Treasure of Sacred Art Museum

Treasure of Sacred Art Museum, Macau: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Treasure of Sacred Art Museum Reviews: 4/5

Treasure of Sacred Art Museum

Treasure of Sacred Art Museum
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Speciality Museums • Art Museums
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Lets Go To Macau! 🇲🇴
Macau, China2,248 contributions
Small church museum at St. Dominic's
Apr 2018 • Solo
Several World Heritage attractions in Macau have small attached museums including the Treasure of Sacred Art Museum at St. Dominic's Church in the Historic City Centre.

Here visitors can explore several floors of gallery space, featuring over 300 church artefacts which came to the church by way of Portugal in in the 1830s. Most items are early 19th to late 20th century but some date back as early as the 17th century. There are nice artworks, sacristy items, wooden figures and other sacred treasures

The museum (free entry) is open from 10-6pm daily and can be conveniently viewed in 15-20 minutes before or after exploring the church.
Written January 22, 2019
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kingofpeppange
Peppange, Luxembourg484 contributions
small treasure
Jan 2019
Not really much to see , but entry is free ! So you might wanna have a look if you are in the area ! And maybe you are even going to appreciate what you see ! But I was not impressed , having seen other collections of sacred art that were way more impressive than this one...
Written January 14, 2019
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Venus C
Macau, China670 contributions
Hidden gem in the central area and best of all, it is free!!
May 2017
This museum houses a lot of real sacred treasure. It is free admission. This is not a very popular tourist spot. so don't miss this spot after visiting the church, especially if you are a catholic.
Written May 14, 2017
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Matt D
Sugar Grove, NC140 contributions
Worth taking a few extra minutes...
Jun 2016
This exhibit is worth taking the few extra minutes to see -- it has quite a few relics, artifacts and vestments of the early church in Macau. Take a few minutes to walk up the stairs after visiting the sanctuary downstairs.
Written October 16, 2016
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Amica R
Dubai, United Arab Emirates195 contributions
Delicate Christian Artefacts
Jul 2015 • Friends
Randomly walked into this Museum, its the same entrance as St Dominic Church. The staircase on the right leads up to the Treasure of Sacred Art.
Life like Statues, catholic relics and rosarys line the display shelves, some of them being centuries old. Most have been well preserved over the years.
One level has the different clothing worn by priests. The top floor houses graceful paintings.
The museum is very quiet and peaceful. One can feel the sanctity in the air.
Written October 27, 2015
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,565 contributions
Late 19th to mid 20th century religous artefacts
Sep 2014 • Couples
The Treasure of Sacred Art Museum (free entry) is found within the grounds of St. Dominic's Church, just off Senado Square. This is one of several attractions in the area that include gallery room viewing of historical and religious artefacts.

The artefacts seen here are spaced out over a three storey, single room floors. Most items date from the late 19th century to mid 20th century and are of uncertain origin, likely directly made here in Macau, in Portugal or perhaps Latin America.

Unfortunately, display labels could be better and small items in the cases are labeled and numbered somewhat haphazardly, making it difficult to find and read the descriptions. However, the items themselves are interesting to see and complement your visit to the St. Dominic's Church fine.

For a better managed collection of religious artefacts, you can visit the nearby Museum Of The Holy House Of Mercy (MOP5 per person), which is directly on Senado Square, not 2 minutes walk from this museum. Here you will find older and more important artefacts as well as a booklet to help you identify the pieces are you are looking at.

Tip: both of these museums can be comfortably visited in 15-20 minutes.
Written September 9, 2014
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drwInAvon
Avon, CO79 contributions
Worth exploring here as part of your visit to the historical area
Feb 2014 • Solo
Easy to find, on the right hand side as you are facing the front of the church. There are 4 or 5 floors with catholic pieces. There is some beautiful art and some good art. It's a nice collection. Maybe not 5 stars, but nice, and you will be right there touring the historical area anyway. It will take you 15-30 minutes to walk through.

When you visit this area, there are several different churches and museums and sites to see. I don't think you'll spend an hour at any one of them, but it makes for a very nice collection of sites all in the same area.

As a catholic, I found it interesting to consider how these pieces might be perceived by folks who didn't grow up around it, who don't know the story behind the pieces. Another dimension to the visit.
Written February 24, 2014
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lanaval
Manila, Philippines1,372 contributions
Centuries of religious articles collection
Aug 2013 • Family
The St. Dominic Church was under renovation when we visited. It is located in Senado Square, easy to find with its yellow painted architecture. Good thing was that just beside is the Treasure of Sacred Art Museum which can be visited without a cost. It is housed in three floors and just walking through and viewing the different centuries-old artefacts, paintings, sculptures and other works of art on display made us quiet in observation. Somehow, the museum felt like being inside the church where respect is done through whisper-like conversations only. For lovers of art, be they religious or not, the museum is worth a visit.
Written September 9, 2013
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MarkandRoni
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia79 contributions
What a lovely serene place with interesting treasures
Mar 2013 • Couples
We wandered into this lovely church while strolling around the old part of Macau and really loved the serenity and beauty of it. The treasures on the floors above were also very interesting and as we were the only people there we really got to take our time and explore....very different from the new 'Macau' and a nice chance to step back in time
Written April 2, 2013
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Tony S
Walnut, CA367 contributions
A Must Visit While In Macau
Mar 2013 • Family
This old church goes back 4 centuries. It is the oldest church in Macau and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tall altar features a statue of the Madonna and Child as the center piece and is flanked by wood and ivory-carved statues of several saints. The architecture it self is consist of European & Chinese.
Written March 11, 2013
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