The Macau Museum (Chinese: 澳門博物館; Portuguese: Museu de Macau) is located on the hill of the Fortaleza do Monte in Santo António, Macau, China. The museum presents the history of the city and territory of the former Portuguese colony of Macau, now a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.
Planning for the museum started in April 1995, its construction began in September 1996. The museum was inaugurated on 18 April 1998. The museum building is located within the interior of the Fortaleza do Monte. Its total size is about 2,800 m2, with around 2,100 m2 of exhibition space.
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
Nick Morris | Dec 21, 2017
Really fantastic museum that was free on the day that I visited. Its very well laid out with great information and a ride range of ways of displaying the information from interactive things to maps, to animals to large displays and models. The location is also great on top of the hill forte with the cannons dotted around, nice landscaping and a great view of the city.
Jerry Gordinier | Jan 28, 2018
Five stars if only for the cricket coffin exhibit. Worth checking out and has a series of elevators to get down from the fort.
Glory Lombok | Jan 16, 2018
A historic place near the cathedral, we can view the entire land of Macau from the castle, including the famous Grand Lisboa
Eleodor Sotropa | Jan 2, 2018
Nice museum explaining the blending of the Chinese and Portuguese culture into the distinct Macao culture . There is small fee to visit (equivalent of about USD 2). Shows a village reconstructed, with Portuguese and Chinese artifacts.
Steven yong | Oct 21, 2017
Very rude staff at ticketing counter! I presented a HKD10 note, mistaken it as HKD20, and she just passed it back to me without saying a single word. I then asked her if she do accept HKD, she replied with a very impatient and rude tone: It's 15 Dollars! Alright guys, welcome to Macau! #firstandlast
Carolina Tucci | May 4, 2018
A nice and hi-tech small-medium sized museum. Had a lot of interesting stories on Macao's trading route that was presented in a very interesting way and definitely can capture young kids as well as adults. The plus is at the end, when you reached the top, you reached the top of the fortress too, so you don't have to walk up to see it separately. The only big minus is the restroom - at the fortress site, it's so smelly and had no toilet paper. So we had to go back inside the museum to use the restroom. But since the smelly ones is not in the museum, I didn't deduct the star from the museum.
Marc Tame | May 20, 2018
A charming museum with some vivid and imaginative displays which make it a pleasure to spend a few hours learning about the history of Macao. The entrance exhibit showing the comparative development of Chinese and European civilization up until regular contacts were established is fascinating. Entertaining and educational, well worth seeing. Calculate 3 hours for the visit.
Carbo Kuo | May 26, 2018
It is quite cheap to enter. It also offers a shortcut to the top of the hill. The exhibition is about the history of Macau and its mixture of Cantonese and Portuguese cultures. The third floor also has a exhibition about a cargo ship sunk in Song Dynasty. The air conditioning is a life saver in summer. Worth a visit since it’s too hot outside.
Jag Skillz | Jun 9, 2018
This museum provides an insightful history of Macau, lots of exhibits and artefacts on display. Surprised about how far the Portuguese presence dates back.
Rama Krishna Reddy Dyava | May 12, 2018
For those who love history I strongly recommend this place to know the history of macau in past and modern.
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