Macau Museums: 1 and 0 Stars

Macau Museum Guide: Macau Tea Culture House

The Tea Culture House celebrates all things tea, but it felt like that party was over the day I visited.  For more information, check out Trip Report II

Admission: Free     Location: Lou Lim Ieoc Garden     Opening Hours: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm  Closed on Mondays

Museum of Public Security Forces

This museum displays old military and police gear such as guns, cannons and communication equipment, as well as current articles from the modern day Macao Security Forces.

Museum of Public Security Forces police motorcycles

Admission: Free     Location: Calcada dos Quarteis     Opening Hours: 9:00 am to 5:45 pm Monday to Friday  9:00 am to 5:00 pm Weekends and Public Holidays

Macau Museum Guide: Museum of Sacred Art and Crypt

More religious artifacts are on show in the crypt behind the ruins of St Paul’s.  There’s also the remains of a tomb as well as relics of Japanese and Vietnamese martyrs.  

Admission: Free     Location: St Pauls Ruins     Opening Hours: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm except on Tuesdays when it closes at 2 pm

Sun Iat-Sen Memorial House

Dwelves into the life of failed Chinese revolutionary leader Sun Iat-Sen who practiced medicine in Macau in 1892.  

Sun Iat-Sen Memorial House window and pictures

Dead before any of his aims could be realised, Dr Sun would shudder to see what modern China has become.

I paid a visit there during Trip Report III.

Admission: Free     Location: Avenue Sidonio Pais     Opening Hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm  Closed on Tuesdays

Macau Museum Guide: Treasure of Sacred Art

Around 300 pieces of Catholic relics are on display, most of them originating from the 17th to 19th Centuries.

Macau Museum Guide: Treasure of Sacred Art

Sometimes I think this is what they’ll do to me after my time on Earth is up.

Treasure of Sacred Art broken heads and limbs

Stuff my body pieces into a box soon filled with worms.

Admission: Free     Location: Santo Domingos Square     Opening Hours: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wine Museum

I didn’t like the Wine Museum very much when I visited it for Trip Report I

Macau Wine Museum

I think a lot better job could have been done. 

Wine Museum wine store

Admission: Free     Location: Rua Luis Gonzago Gomes     Opening Hours: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm  Closed on Tuesdays


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Macau Museum Guide: Natural and Agrarian Museum

Dedicated to the showcasing of natural resources, this entire museum is a waste of resources.

Admission: Free     Location: Seac Pai Van Park, Coloane    Opening Hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm  Closed on Mondays

Museum of Taipa and Coloane History

The only interesting thing about this museum is the way it looks. 

Museum of Taipa and Coloane History

Snap some pictures outside, just don’t bother stepping in.

Admission: Free     Location: Rua Correia da Silva, Taipa     Opening Hours: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm  Closed on Mondays

Macau Museum Guide: Jao Tsung-I Academy

In addition to being a centenarian, dying at the age of 100 in 2018, Jao Tsung-I was many things: celebrated calligraphist, thinker, writer, artist, historian and Master of Sinology.  He is even immortalized in the cosmos, when planet numbered 10017 was formally named Jaotsungi in 2011.

Macau Museum Guide: Jao Tsung-I Academy

Located next to Tap Seac Square, the Jao Tsung-I Academy displays 15 sets of his work, the majority of which could be replicated by anyone who can manipulate a brush.  If this is art, then we’re all artists.

Jao Tsung-I Academy calligraphy

Admission: Free     Location: Avenida do Conselhiero Ferreira de Almeida, No 95 C-D   Hours: Open daily from 10 am to 6 pm   Closed on Mondays

Taipa Village Art Space

The exclusive home of temporary exhibitions, the Taipa Village Art Space is a massive disappointment. 

Taipa Village Art Space

Extremely small and limited to one floor, I’ve never seen anything remotely resembling art on display there. 

Taipa Village Art Space displays

Admission: Free     Location: 10 Rua do Celigos  Hours: Open daily from 12 pm to 8 pm   Closed on Mondays

Tung Sin Tong Historical Archive Exhibition Hall

Founded in 1892, Tung Sin Tong is a charitable organization that still continues providing assistance to the needy today.  If you ask me, they should look inward and allocate more resources to their Archive Exhibition Hall, because outside of some really good aircon and free public Wifi, there’s basically no point in visiting. 

Tung Sin Tong Historical Archive Exhibition Hall

Located adjacent to the Pawn Shop Museum, it is a very nice looking building though.

Admission: Free     Location: Rua de Camilo Pessanha, No 55   Hours: Open daily from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm   Closed on Tuesdays 

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