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.
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.
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.
Sometimes I think this is what they’ll do to me after my time on Earth is up.
Body pieces stuffed into a box mixed with worms.
Admission: Free Location: Santo Domingos Square Opening Hours: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
I didn’t like the Wine Museum very much when I visited it for Trip Report I.
I think a lot better job could have been done.
Admission: Free Location: Rua Luis Gonzago Gomes Opening Hours: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm Closed on Tuesdays
***MUSEUM IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED***
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.
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.
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.
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.
Extremely small and limited to one floor, I’ve never seen anything remotely resembling art on display there.
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.
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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