History Museums in Macau

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History Museums in Macau

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  • David D
    Adelaide, Australia907 contributions
    After visiting the museum I decided to wander around this part of the fort. While offering an important site in the history of Macau it also provides great views of the city and across the river to China. This is a great photo opportunity site.
    Written November 30, 2019
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  • Lets Go To Macau! 🇲🇴
    Macau, China2,248 contributions
    The Museum of Taipa and Coloane History museum is one of two museums in Taipa Village. This one is located on Rua Correia da Silva in the teal green coloured colonial era property that formerly served as a public administration building.

    The museum includes two floors of displays dedicated to the history of the fishing village of Taipa and Coloane, other industries that thrived here in the past as well as earlier period Portuguese administration. You'll see late 19th-century building excavations as well.

    The museum is worth a 15-30 minute visit depending on your interest. Opening hours are 10am to 6pm daily (Closed on Mondays) and entry is now free for all visitors.
    Written April 17, 2019
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  • Lian Tiong G
    Subang Jaya, Malaysia3,599 contributions
    St. Joseph Seminary Building was built in 1728 and the Church was built in 1758 is a fine example of batoque architecture. Inside the Church lies one of Macau's most valuable religious relics and it is calm and peaceful in the church. From this seminary Jesuit misdiinaries fanned put across China, Japan anf around the region to spread Christianity.
    Written April 19, 2019
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  • Hanna Daniella
    Jakarta, Indonesia100 contributions
    A really sacred place from the Ruins of St. Paul
    You can access it behind the walls of the church. Be quiet and be careful.
    Written September 1, 2019
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  • Lets Go To Macau! 🇲🇴
    Macau, China2,248 contributions
    This is a small museum (MOP5) right next to the famous and important Lin Fong Temple on Ave. do Almirante Lacerda. It is dedicated to important early 19th-century Mandarin Commissioner Lin Zexu.

    Here you find a large outdoor statue of Commissioner Lin Zexu. Within the museum, you will learn the history of Zexu's visits to Macau and his dealings with Western powers such as the Portuguese and British in relation to opium trading in China, which eventually escalated into the infamous Opium Wars.

    You can visit the museum from 9am to 5pm daily (closed Mondays). It is small and can be conveniently visited in 10-20 minutes before or after spending time in the Lin Fong Temple. Those with stronger interest in historical China-West relations and the Opium Wars may want to spend a bit more time here going through the various text displays.
    Written September 26, 2019
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  • Lets Go To Macau! 🇲🇴
    Macau, China2,248 contributions
    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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  • Lets Go To Macau! 🇲🇴
    Macau, China2,248 contributions
    The Macao Historical Archives is located next to the Tap Seac Gallery at Tap Seac Square in the St. Lazarus District of Macau. From time to time, there are free public exhibitions held here related to interesting aspects of Macao's history. Opening hours are 9.30-6.30 (weekdays) and 1-6pm (Saturdays).

    Visitors can consider stopping by when exhibitions are being held. You will find signs outside the Macao Historical Archives describing what is being shown. Inside there are three exhibition rooms providing 12-20 minutes worth of displays to view. Beyond that, you can admit the impressive colonial period architecture of the building as well.
    Written January 28, 2019
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  • Lets Go To Macau! 🇲🇴
    Macau, China2,248 contributions
    This is a small heritage building that has been restored and converted into a two room gallery with a permanent exhibition relating to the old Night Watch houses which were used to watch over communities and warn of fire and theft in centuries past.

    It is an interesting and quick exhibition and worth 5-10 minutes of your time if you find yourself in the area. Displays are in Portuguese and Chinese but the attendant will have English information you can read while browsing the two gallery rooms.

    The Patane Night Watch House is located next to the Tou Tei Temple on Rua da Palmeira. It is open from from 10am to 6pm daily but is closed on Mondays.
    Written September 23, 2019
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