Specialty Museums in Macau

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Specialty Museums in Macau

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  • Mikybkk
    Bangkok, Thailand112 contributions
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    This museum, besides being situated on a beautiful viewpoint, is interested and worth a trip if you want to see how the life in the old Portuguese enclave of Macau was. I enjoyed the history.
    Written March 25, 2020
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  • Tobias S
    Sheffield, UK47 contributions
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    4 out of 5 houses (1 living museum, 1 book store, 2 art galleries) are open for free admission so definitely worth a visit if you are in the taipa/cotai area. (approx 30 minutes of visit) The museum is an exhibit of Macanese lifestyle and it's fascinating to see how Portuguese cultures and lifestyle evolved in the Orient. The book store was cute and bougie, we bought a ceramic Portuguese tart cup, some art prints, and handcrafted magnets as souvenirs. Would be great if most bungalows here are converted into living museums because 1 is clearly not enough. Make sure you check out the nearby park and marsh if you're not a fan of casinos.
    Written September 14, 2023
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  • Barfine R
    Doha, Qatar1,540 contributions
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    I really liked this museum. I came here alone and enjoyed looking at all the race cars they had. I found it very educational also
    Written December 15, 2019
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  • MikeCMelbourne
    Melbourne, Australia202 contributions
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    Nice museum with plenty of miniature ships and description of fishermen's life in Macau. Just opposite A Ma's temple so it is worthwhile just to drop by. Only a small entrance fee.
    Written January 15, 2020
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  • TheOExpress🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇭🇰
    Hong Kong, China4,578 contributions
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    …as the information (including lots of photos and art work) about its construction is pretty interesting. There is also a fair amount of unrelated art and even some free literature relating to the beliefs centred in Kun Lam, which we didn’t take but were of very high quality to be free! As for the statue itself, its imposing size but gentle design gives a mixed impression. However it is no doubt an important part of the seafront and Macau’s history.
    Written April 6, 2023
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  • Nigel G
    Singapore, Singapore8,594 contributions
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    Went to visit the art museum located next to this museum but was disappointed to find it was between exhibition set ups. The receptionist asked if I had seen the Handover Museum next door and mentioned that it also had an art collection.

    I hadn’t so headed over. Entry was free and there were certainly lots of visitors, mostly I guessed from mainland China. Museum is spread over three levels and have an exhibition of gifts given to Macau by various provinces of China on its return to the motherland. Many beautiful art works on display with excellent layout.

    There is a mix of conventional art work in one gallery - primarily contemporary with some modern with some excellent paintings of Macau and also of the HK - Macau bridge construction.

    There are many large gifts in the other hall . Some of precious metal with stones, others of embroidered silk etc. A monumental sculpture from the Thai people of an elephant head and another from elsewhere of a temple. A wonder mixture and you can spend a couple of hours walking around here. A very pleasant museum to spend the afternoon.
    Written December 28, 2019
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  • SoniNavneetRai
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands516 contributions
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    This UNESCO world heritage site is located in Senado square.
    You may see inside items of donated sacrificial offerings like a portrait of Sacred Heart of Jesus, ivory sculpture of Madonna, a sculpture of Jesus on the Cross & some porcelain. The most precious relic in the Museum of Holy House of Mercy is a manual script of Regulations of Macau’s Holy House of Mercy which was written in 1662.
    Entry fee is MOP 5 for adults. students & elderly (above 65 years) can enter for free. Timing 10 am to 5.30 pm. Closed on Monday & public holidays.
    Written September 15, 2019
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  • christerrific
    Hong Kong, China408 contributions
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    The museum is conveniently located.
    Opens 7 days 10:30am to 19:00.
    The only rest day is first Monday of every month.
    It shows how the Pawn shop stored their goods. How a Pawn shop looks like inside. Interesting. 15 minutes visit will do.
    Written April 3, 2017
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  • kentkflee
    Malaysia77 contributions
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    This is a good place to those who have not seen the old fire truck and equipments. My daughter enjoyed it a lot. What else it's free of charge and good experience for all of us. It's located slightly out skirt if the city; next to Kiang Wu hospital and ice skating ring.
    Written November 25, 2013
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China159,685 contributions
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    Several of the World Heritage attractions around the Historic Centre of Macau have add-on museums which house sacred arts that date back several centuries including this attraction situated at the back of the Ruins of St. Paul's. The museum is accessed from within the Ruins grounds and is open from 9am to 6pm daily but closed at 2pm on Tuesdays.

    The museum makes use of rooms, including the old Church of Mater Dei crypt where there is a tomb which is believed to hold the remains of Father Alexander Valignano, founder of the historic St. Paul's Collect which was historically located just next to the church. Both were destroyed during the Great Fire of 1835. There is also information about Japanese Christian martyrs here as well.

    There is a second room which makes use of excavations of the old chapel of the ancient church between 1990-96. The unearthed space was converted into museum which now houses a handful of sacred art in the form of wooden statue, religious figures, liturgical vessels and oil paintings. You can view all in just a few minutes. The collection is much smaller than the Sacred Art Museums at St. Dominic's (near Senado Square) and St. Joseph's Church (near St. Augustine's Square).

    Given the museum's location, it is convenient to pop in and visit as part of your exploration of the grounds around the Ruin's of St. Paul's. However, if you are short on time and wanting to visit only one of the Sacred Art museums in the World Heritage area, I'd suggest targeting St. Dominic's Church first. That is the largest of these museums with several floors of interesting historic treasures and relics to view in the building attached to St. Dominics.
    Written February 8, 2023
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  • Lets Go To Macau! 🇲🇴
    Macau, China2,248 contributions
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    Casa Garden is found on the grounds of a property built in 1770 for a wealthy Portuguese merchant Manuel Pereira. It is one of three World Heritage attractions you can visit at Camoes Square north of the Ruins of St. Paul's.

    This is a European style garden with man-made pool and a couple of interesting monuments. The house, which unfortunately is not usually open to the public is also attractive. There are exhibitions held here from time to time so if lucky, you may be able to take a peak of he interior of the Casa Garden house.

    If short on time, this is one of the more isolate World Heritage attractions o you might want to take a pass on Casa Garden. However, if you are aiming for a comprehensive visit of Macao World Heritage, you can conveniently visit the gardens before or after the Protestant Cemetery and St. Anthony's Church while in the area of Camoes Square.
    Written November 26, 2018
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  • Venus C
    Macau, China670 contributions
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    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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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China159,685 contributions
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    The Macau Museum of Communications (MOP10 per person) is a educational and family friendly attraction that is makes for a fun way to spend a couple hours, especially for those visiting Macau with families. Opening Hours 9.30am-5pm (Tuesdays to Sundays). The museum is closed on Mondays and national holidays.

    This is a surprisingly enjoyable museum where you will find three floors of displays on historic communications, telecommunications and general electronics presented in a child-friendly and interactive way. You are issued a smart card as you enter the museum and use it to participate in various interactive activities and to activate certainly monitors, displays and programmes.

    We most enjoyed the stamp assembly station and the flight simulator you can try on the 2nd floor. The newsroom camera was also enjoyable as were the many cable, phone and electromagnetism stations were very interesting and good fun, even for adults. Everything in the museum is modern and in good working condition.

    They have bathroom, decent gift shop with stamps and other souvenirs and a small seating area with drink dispenser machines (no cafe).

    Overall, we consider this a great museum for those who are visiting with families and looking for child-friendly place to spend time in Macau. It is also a very good option during bad weather days when visitors are seeking indoor attractions.

    Note: Unfortunately, the location of this museum is very remote, being on the far side of the Reservoir on Estrada de D. Maria II, no.7, which is located outside the Macau Maritime Ferry Terminal. Further, there are no bus stops in the area so unless you know how to find this location, you'll want to take a taxi. Make sure to have the Macau tourism map. Find and circle the Communication Museum on the map and give it to your taxi driver. They will know how to get there.
    Written May 24, 2015
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  • Lets Go To Macau! 🇲🇴
    Macau, China2,248 contributions
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    The Master Lu Ban Exhibition Room is an interesting minor attraction found small Rua de Camilio Pessanha, a few blocks northwest of Senado Square in the Historic Centre of Macau.

    This is a 19th-century building which functioned as a Carpentry Guildhall. Today it is a two room exhibition centre. The first room includes a shrine while the second includes an display of over 80 different carpentry tools and implements. There are wall panels with history of Master Lu Ban, the ancient Chinese carpenter from around 500 BC.

    This is a good exhibition (free entry) for those with interest in carpentry and something quick to see for those who plan to explore this area of the Historic Centre of Macau. You can conveniently visit in 5-10 minutes.
    Written April 5, 2019
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  • Venus C
    Macau, China670 contributions
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    Inside this little museum, you will see some insect and animal specimens. It is nicely displayed throughout the space. And you can also see some traditional life of some locals. Weaving basket, farming and fishing. Their tools and gears. They also have bird singing audio effect inside. Overall it is a nice place to visit, it won't take you too long, you can drop by this little place before saying hello to the panda.
    Written December 6, 2014
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