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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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Missed it on last visit.

Really enjoyed the museum - much more then I thought I would. As it is opposite the A-Ma Gao temple it gets some of the coach-loads of tourist, but they come in go on to their... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed today
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Really enjoyed the museum - much more then I thought I would. As it is opposite the A-Ma Gao temple it gets some of the coach-loads of tourist, but they come in go on to their cell-phones, wonder around for 5minutes, realise there is no food and leave.

Thank RafikiLondon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice little museum, we came in to escape the heat outside. Found this place to be cute, informative and not expensive -10 MOP per person. Very detailed, so if boats are you're thing you should check it out. Not worth a special trip there in my opinion, it's right next to A- Ma temple so if you're there you might... More 

Thank Basi B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Macau was an important East meets West maritime post for hundreds of years and so has some fascinating maritime history documented in this small but well laid out museum. Fishing was the mainstay of many of Macau's residents for centuries though the fishing industry has just about died out. The museum displays give a good insight into this important area... More 

Thank jdoc2
Macau, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

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 

1 Thank TAIN2013
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Robert B
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank Ganesh J
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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