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Museums & Galleries

Visiting museums and exhibitions in Macao is an enjoyable, sure-fire way to make your visit more memorable and to gain more knowledge about this fascinating city and its history, plus its culture of ‘East meets West’ over the past four and a half centuries. Finding another place in the world so tiny and with such a rich cultural and historical heritage is probably next to impossible thus a variety of museums in Macao offer visitors a unique perspective on the territory’s chequered past. Professionally curated exhibitions put both traditional and modern themes under the microscope to spotlight the diversity of art and culture which nourishes the city!

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Macao Museum

The Macao Museum is a historical and cultural museum with a vast number of objects of great historical value, which demonstrates the way of life and cultures of the various communities...
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Maritime Museum

If the history of Macao is really connected to the sea, there is no better place for the Maritime Museum, than the Square of the Barra Pagoda, dedicated to the Taoist goddess "A-MA"...
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Mandarin's House

Built before 1869, this was the traditional Chinese residential compound home of prominent Chinese literary figure Zheng Guanying. It is a traditional Chinese compound consisting...
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Wine Museum

This 1400 square-metre space is divided into a number of areas (Historical information/Wine Cellar/Museum and Exhibitions), using maps, texts, photos, tiles and videos, among...
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Grand Prix Museum

Opened 1993 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Macau Grand Prix, which features a number of automobile and motorbike races and takes place every year in November. It started...
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Macao Museum of Art

The Macao Museum of Art is the only art museum in Macao and provides the largest space dedicated to visual arts
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Handover Gifts Museum of Macao

The Handover Gifts Museum of Macao is built on the site of the Macao Handover Ceremony of the Sino-Portuguese Governments. Now, it is the location for the exhibition of the handover...
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Macao Science Center

Macao Science Center was designed by world renowned architect Mr. I.M. Pei and Pei Partnership Architects. With a gross floor area of 20,000 square metres, Macao Science Center consists...
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Treasure of Sacred Art

The Spanish Dominicans built the Church of S. Domingos (St. Dominic's) during the 1590s along with a convent, which unfortunately no longer exists. The church is dedicated to Our...
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Treasure of Sacred Art of St. Joseph’s Seminary

Founded in 1728 by Jesuit missionaries, St. Joseph’s Seminary has cultivated numerous outstanding Catholic clergy in the course of the last three centuries, maintained...
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Museum of Sacred Art and Crypt

The Museum of Sacred Art and Crypt were built in the inner area of the Ruins of St. Paul's where the magnificent church of Mater Dei had been previously located. From 1990 to 1996, the...
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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial House in Macau

This original building in the architectonic heritage of Macao houses a number of documents, paying homage to the stay of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen in Macao. He was the mentor and driving force...
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Lou Kau Mansion

The mansion is believed to be built in 1889.This was the home of Lou Kau, a prominent Chinese merchant who owned several imposing properties in the city. The location of this grand old...
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Lin Zexu Memorial Museum of Macao

This small museum is located near the Lin Fong Temple and commemorates the visit of the imperial commissioner Lin Zexu to Macao on the 3rd September 1839 (during the reign of Emperor...
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Fire Services Museum

The Fire Services Museum Building was built in 1920 in European style, with more than 700 exhibits in two halls occupying an area of 350 square meters. In the main hall there are Chinese...
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Museum of the Holy House of Mercy

The Holy House of Mercy Museum, which was opened in 2001, comprises an invaluable collection of Macao's Catholic relics, some of them dated back from 16th Century, bearing testimony...
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Natural and Agrarian Museum

Located in the Seac Pai Van Park of Coloane, the Natural and Agrarian Museum is the first museum of nature in Coloane Island dedicated to showcases of natural resources. It was opened...
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Taipa Houses

Acclaimed as one of the top eight sites of Macao, the Taipa Houses represents the charming Portuguese architectural style in Taipa. The Portuguese residences along Avenida da Praia...
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Sound of the Century - The Museum of Vintage Sound Machines

The Museum boosts a collection of over 200 pieces of authentic historical audio and visual equipment : antique gramophones and phonographs, hand-cranked music boxes, manual telephones...
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Heritage Exhibition of a Traditional Pawnshop Business

"Tak Seng On" [The Virtue and Success Pawnshop] was established in 1917 , and belonged, initially, to Mr. Kou Ho Ning a wealthy Macao merchant. The architectural design and layout...
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The Patane Night Watch House

The rehabilitation of the Patane Night Watch House, located at no. 52-54 in Rua da Palmeira, was the result of a cooperative effort between the Cultural Affairs Bureau and Patane's...
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Exhibition Room of Master Lu Ban’s Woodcraft Works

The Exhibition Room of Master Lu Ban's Woodcraft Works has been officially open to the public since July 2015 in the Carpenters Guildhall at no. 39-41 of Rua de Camilo Pessanha
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The Na Tcha Exhibition Room

The time-honoured Na Tcha Customs and Beliefs of Macao, having been passed down from generation to generation, were inscribed on the National Intangible Cultural Heritage List...
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Museum of the Macao Security Forces

Located next to the S. Francisco Garden (Calçada dos Quartéis S. Francisco), exhibits military equipment and introducing Macao Police Force history
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Macao Tea Culture House

The Macao Tea Culture House - an imposing edifice featuring southern European elements and a Chinese tiled roof - complements the Portuguese-style buildings in the area magnificently...
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Communications Museum

The Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau’s Communications Museum is a place with cultural, scientific and technological characteristics. With the belief of "Dare...
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Museum of Taipa and Coloane History

A comprehensive collection of exhibits are displayed at the museum. On the first floor, the exhibitions of the historical relics unearthed on Coloane, the stone architectural remains...
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General Ye Ting's Former Residence

The late General Ye Ting, a prominent military leader and one of the pioneers for the Chinese People's Liberation Army, had spent seven years living in Macao. In commemoration of his...
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Former Chong Sai Pharmacy

The building located at No. 80 in Rua das Estalagens, where the Former Chong Sai Pharmacy established by Dr. Sun Yat-sen, was built before 1892. The building is a typical shophouse...
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Jao Tsung-I Academy

Professor Jao Tsung-i, widely honoured as “master of Sinology”, has earned worldwide reputation. With remarkable achievements and outstanding contributions in...
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Commemorative Gallery of the Macao Basic Law

The Basic Law of the Macao Special Administrative Region is formulated in accordance with the Constitution of the People's Republic of China, safeguarding state sovereignty and...
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Tung Sin Tong Historical Archive Exhibition Hall

Established in 1892, Tung Sin Tong Charitable Society was the first such Chinese charitable organization in Macao, and is the only one in China to have provided an uninterrupted service...
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Temporary Exhibitions Gallery of IAM

The gallery, opened in 1985, is located in one of the lateral sections of the main lobby. It was formerly office premises but later served as a gallery for holding cultural and...
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Tap Seac Gallery

An exciting gallery devoted to promoting both cultural and artistic exhibitions has been opened in Macao on 5th Dec. 2003. The Tap Seac Gallery, which is being financed and managed...
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Cinematheque・Passion

Cinematheque・Passion is a three-storey building assembled with multiple functions including video storage, film journals and book loan service and film appreciation. On the...
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Ox Warehouse

Founded in March 2002, Ox Warehouse - formerly known as the ‘Old Ladies' House Art Space’ – is a private non-profit art association. Ox Warehouse regularly organizes...
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