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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!


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"...


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...


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...


Fire Services Museum

Fire Services Museum is converted from Fire Services Building constructed in 1920, a century-old architecture in Southern European style. The museum has two exhibition halls...


Macau Timepiece Museum

The Society of Jesus started preaching in Macao in the late 16th century. That was when missionaries Michele Ruggieri and Matteo Ricci introduced chiming clocks to the Chinese as...