Museums (2 stars)+ Back

Communications Museum

A sort of brother attraction to the Science Centre, the Communications Museum is another big hit with children, due to its fun and interactive displays and exhibits.  Dedicated to the communication industry and other front end technologies, I quite enjoyed my time there in Trip Report III.


History of the Macao Post exhibit at the Communications Museum boy plays with a video camera at the Communications Museum 

Admission: $10     Location: Estrada de D.Maria II     Opening Hours: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm  Closed on Mondays


Fire Services Museum

Fire trucks, hoses, nozzles, uniforms and other equipment are on display this museum, housed in a building built in 1920.


exterior of the Fire Services Museum statue of a fireman carrying an injured woman at the Fire Services Museum main gallery room at the Fire Services Museum

I had a look at it during Trip Report III.


Admission: Free     Location: 2-6 Estrada Coelho do Amaral     Hours: Open daily from 10 am to 6 pm 


Heritage Exhibition of a Traditional Pawnshop Business

Pawnshops are still going strong in Macau, their relevance in the present day owing itself directly to the gambling industry.  For a step back in time, the doors of the Tak Sen On Pawnshop are open again, a business which was first established in 1917.  With both the shop and storehouse restored to near original condition, visitors can have a fresh and up close glimpse into this historically important industry.


main office at the Pawnshop Museum Pawnshop stamps and other office supplies at the Pawn shop Museum

I tried to pawn my soul there in Trip Report III, but all they’d give me for it was $6 MOP.

Admission: Free     Location: San Ma Lo No 396     Opening Hours: 10:30 am to 7:00 pm  Closed on the first Monday of every month

Lin Ze Xu Museum

Recently overhauled museum now does a much better job expounding on the history of the sordid 19th Century Opium trade and wars.


exterior of the Lin Ze Xu Museum opium pipes and drug paraphernalia at the Lin Ze Xu Museum statue of Lin Ze Xu at the Lin Ze Xu Museum

Mu Yi and I visited its older incarnation during Trip Report I.

Admission: $5     Location: Lin Fung Temple     Opening Hours: 9:00 to 5:00 pm  Closed on Mondays


Science Centre

Quite a well liked attraction, especially by children, Macau’s Science Centre is divided into 2 main parts: the Exhibition Centre and Planetarium.  The Exhibition Centre covers topics related to robotics, food science, meteorology and space, while the Planetarium plays super high definition movies in both 2D and 3D, at a resolution 16 times clearer than normal theatre screens.


I went there one afternoon as a part of Trip Report III

Admission: $25     Location: Avenida Dr Sun Yat Sen     Opening Hours: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm  Closed on Thursdays, except in July and August when it opens everyday


Taipa Houses Museum

The highlight of the Taipa Houses Museum is a beautifully restored model of an early 20th Century Taipa home, complete with furnishings and fixtures from that era.  There’s also a photo exhibition of old time Taipa and other displays dedicated to Portuguese customs, dress, and festivals.


green house with a pedicab in front at the Taipa Houses Museum woman in traditional black Portuguese clothes at the Taipa Houses Museum painting of Jesus with religious idols in the foreground at the Taipa Houses Museum


Mu Yi and I paid a visit there during the last afternoon of Trip Report I.


Admission: Free     Location: Avenida da Praia, Taipa     Opening Hours: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm  Closed on Mondays

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