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Maritime Museum

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Address: 1 Largo do Pagode da Barra, Macau, China
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Phone Number: 853-28595481
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Hidden Gem, Great Maritime History

Highly recommend having a lunch at Litoral or L'Orcha restaurant and then walking over and seeing this museum. It is also near A-Ma Temple. The museum provides a nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Leo R
Macau, China
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Macau, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend having a lunch at Litoral or L'Orcha restaurant and then walking over and seeing this museum. It is also near A-Ma Temple. The museum provides a nice combination of written historical information as well as model ships.

1 Thank Leo R
Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A superb maritime museum with the best ship and boat models I have ever seen depicting the change in Macau's maritime history. Very cheap entry and mementos also quite reasonably priced. Allow 2 hours to take it all in.

1 Thank Thaitourists2014
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located on Barra square next to the A-Ma temple where the Portuguese are believed to have first set foot in Macau, the museum is dedicated to the marine history and technology with exhibits covering the different types of boats, ships, rudders, sails, marine traditions and equipment. The three story museum is shaped like a sailing ship and has a full... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

As all the museums in Macau seem to be, this is not a big place. It's for some great info in there, and my 3.5yo loved it. We only spent about 45mins in there - that's about as much time as he could do - It's geared up for older children/adults more than younger kids. The models are amazeballs though!... More 

Thank PiwiNomad
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This museum is located right next to the delightful Ah Ma Temple and the two together make for a pleasant day. The museum is the sort of place where you can breeze quickly through, or stop to read each exhibit--an unexpected plus is that there is an excellent brochure in 3 languages to go along with each major exhibit. It... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

One of the main attractions for the tourists visiting Macau. Amazing collection of different types of boats, ships, peripherals etc exhibited. It has three levels where different interesting exhibits are seen. It was very educative and informative too. Rtn.J.Ganesh

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

I thought I would learn a bit more about Macau and its maritime links and this was the place to visit. It isn't the most modern of museums, in fact it does have that old school, 80s-type museum feel to it but it still works well. All sorts of historic and technical accounts are well-presented, exhibits are very engaging and... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Maritime Museum at Barra Square is the eighth and final stop on the MGTO 'Crossroads of China and Portugal' walking route. This walking trail starts at Senado Square and follows a path to Barra Square, taking in a handful of stops to see some of the most impressive Chinese and Portuguese locations and historic buildings that form the UNESCO World... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

This is a very pleasant museum, with ship models showing early Chinese inventions such as using human rowers to power a large paddle boat. Also a lot of information about the history of Macau, its relations with Japan and a model of the city which explains its development (Macau intra and extra muros, the failed Dutch invasion) and makes the... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

It is very near A Ma temple and it has some aquariums with beautiful fish,besides many things about stupid and saiiling,you can learn about the traditions and various festivals of Macau as well.

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