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Review of Grand Prix Museum

Grand Prix Museum
Ranked #22 of 245 things to do in Macau
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Owner description: Museum with many cars and motorbikes on display and historical information on the walls.
Reviewed July 29, 2012

Cars. Cars. Cars.
That's all you can see here.

There are facts about the Car, who rode on it, when and where was the race held, who won the race.
Walls are pcitures of the Famous Racers.
This are some of the things you will know when you visit here.

Then, you can buy souvenirs of the Gran Prix. :)

1  Thank msCharrie
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

Well the girls were not to happy to come along but they enjoyed the musem. what makes it better its free. well worth a couple of hours in the heat of the day

Thank MrMorrison
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Reviewed June 13, 2012

Located at the basement of the Tourism Activities Center. It was beside the Fishermans' Wharf & Sands Hotel. Bus fare is MOP$3.20 from the Macau city center.

We were able to see famous Formula 3 race cars driven by Michael Schumacher, David Coulthard, and the Filipino - Dodjie Laurel. It was a really amazing collection. They also have a race simulator but unfortunately, we were not able to try it because of an exclusive event by Toyota who was using the simulator area.

You may also visit the Wine Museum which is right beside the Grand Prix Museum. Entrance is also for free but if you would like to try their wine tasting session, it would cost MOP$15 for 3 different kinds of wine. They have an area where you can just sit around and relax with your wine.

You'll learn so much about Formula 3 Grand Prix. Because of it, I plan to come back again but this time, to watch the Grand Prix.

Thank hotbabedriver
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Reviewed June 1, 2012

The Museu do Grande Premio or the Grand Prix Museum is located in the basement of the Centro de Actividades Turisticas (Tourism Activities Centre) on Rua Luis Gonzaga Gomes. It is a fascinating place to visit, particularly if you are interested in the history of motor racing. Admission to this museum is free.

The story goes that in response to a request from some motor sport aficionados of Macau, Hong Kong based Paul Dutoit, went to Macau to see what was intended to be a treasure hunt route. However after doing a recce of the planned course, he famously said 'This is not a treasure hunt. What we have here is a Grand Prix!' (see accompanying photograph that celebrates these legendary words). And thus was born the Macau Grand Prix in 1954, close to sixty years ago.

Today racing enthusiasts throng to Macau to watch the Formula 3 Grand Prix. As a street race, the Macau Grand Prix faces inevitable comparisons with the legendary Monte Carlo circuit - while not as high profile as Monte Carlo, there is no denying the fact that the Macau Guia race circuit is unforgiving and demands great skill and precision from the drivers who take it on.

There is a fairly large interactive scale model of the Macau race circuit on display at the museum which showcases the complexity of the Macau course. The challenges of this circuit perhaps explains why some great names of motor racing such as Ayrton Senna (who won the Macau F3 in 1983), have participated here.

One of the most attention grabbing exhibits at the museum is the pristine condition Rolls-Royce that apparently belonged to an erstwhile governor of Macau (see photograph).

Other cars on display include the the legendary Ford Model T (see photograph attached), the white Ford Lotus of Dodgie Laurel (1962 winner), the race car driven by Theodore Teddy Yip, a businessman who was instrumental in developing Macau as a tourist destination, the Formula Campus of Brian Saunders, Macau driver Rodolfo Avila's 2003 Formula Renault 2000 etc., (see accompanying photographs of the last two mentioned)

Apart from the racing cars, there is also a small but interesting collection of racing bikes and go-karts on display. And in a sobering reminder of the safety concerns that have always dogged motor car racing, also on show is a 1984 Porsche 911 Turbo of Rescue 1.

Suggestion 1: Please do play around with the interactive scale model of the Macau race circuit on display at the museum.

Suggestion 2: Please don't miss trying out the race driving simulator at the museum.

Suggestion 3: Once you are done with the Grand Prix museum, the Museu do Vinho (Wine Museum) which is just across is definitely worth a visit - especially the section with mannequins wearing costumes from the different regions of Portugal, followed by the wine appreciation and sampling area. Admission is free here too.

Suggestion 4: And if you can make it, don't miss the 59th Macau Grand Prix scheduled to be held from November 15th to 18th, 2012!!

1  Thank TMenon
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Reviewed April 30, 2012

Very interesting. We first went on Tuesday and it is closed. We went back on Wednesday and was glad that we did. The history of the Grand Prix was great. Kids will love the simulator game. The best of all this attraction was FREE! Also, you can enjoy the wine museum while you are there!

Thank farmngal
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