The Maritime Museum was opened to the public in 1987 and was first located in a green two-storey building next to the A-Ma Temple. The collections increased and a new exhibition hall was built and opened in June 1990. The exhibitions in the three-storey building focus on the maritime activities of Macau, China and Portugal. Collections are divided into different themes, presenting the evolution of Macau, the seafaring accomplishments of both China and Portugal and the importance of their maritime contributions to the world.
Open: 10am-5.30pm. Closed Tuesdays. Admission: MOK$10.
Maritime Museum in Macau was launched in 1986 by Commander António Martins Soares.There 're 4 subjects on exhibitions : Maritime Ethnology Exhibition, Maritime History, Maritime Technology Exhibition and Aquarium Gallery
Opening hours: 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. (sales of tickets will close at 5.30 p.m.)/closed on Tuesdays
Admission: 10 to 17 years old: MOP5.00 (Mon to Sat); $3.00 (Sun). 18 to 64 years old: MOP10.00 - standard ticket (Mon to Sat); $5.00 (Sun)
The Maritime Museum was a favorite with the kids. Excellent static and multimedia displays trace the maritime history of Macau, Portugal and China. This is a visually entertaining museum with a few hands-on displays which made it very interesting for the children. The museum houses numerous scale models of ships and one full-size dragon boat.
Purchase a museum pass for $25 HK (adults) and $12 HK (children under 18) for admission to 5 macau museums. Hours: 10:00 - 17:30, closed Tuesdays. After an hour or so at the Maritime Museum, cross the street for a tour of the historic A-Ma Temple.
Opposite of A-Ma Temple is a very educational Maritime Museum. It has several floors and the elevator needs staff assistance to operate and meant for the handicapped and elderly only.
Wonderful history of Macau maritime, the different ethnic boat people, all things about ships and a aquarium gallery of local marine life.
Definitely one of most interesting maritime museum that I have visited. Highly recommended.
Open daily except Tuesdays.
Another great museum!...Maritime Museum commemorates Portuguese and Chinese maritime 's maritime history.
Outside of the museum you will find a dragon-boat similar to those used during the Dragon Boat Festival.
From 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Closed on Tuesdays.
10 - 17 years old: 5 patacas
18 - 65 years old: 10 patacas
Sundays: 10 - 17 years old: 3 patacas
18 - 65 years old: 5 patacas
Entry free for children under 10 years old and adults over 65.
This is great place to know about all kinds of boats, traditions and the way of life of the fishermen in Macau and South China, maritime history of china and Portugal, also about maritime technology and transport technical navigation instruments, including those used by the Portuguese (cross-staff, dial and astrolabe) and those invented by the Chinese (compass, balanced ship's wheel and side bulkheads), at last there is a gallery of aquariums at the basement, tropical fish.
If the history of Macau is really connected to the sea, there is, indeed, no better place for the Maritime Museum, than the Square of the Barra Pagoda, dedicated to the Taoist goddess "A-MA", the protector of the fishermen, and also believed as the place where the Portuguese landed for the first time. The place was called "A MA GAO" at the time (the harbour of A-MA) - hence the name of Macau. This is precisely the spot where the Maritime Museum is located and its building has the stylised form of a sailing ship anchored in the waters of the Inner Harbour.
On the ground floor the visitor can find the traditions and the way of life of the fishermen in Macau and South China: there are several types of ships, instruments and ways of fishing, different varieties of fish and shellfish living in these waters and even a copy of the house of a fisherman, where the whole family can be seen sharing the tasks which precede or follow the fishing activities.
The visitor should note the "Little A-Ma Theatre" which cheerfully tells the legend of this Goddess in Portuguese, Cantonese, Mandarin and English.
On the Mezzanine: the visitor will find a very interesting group of 14 copies of Portuguese traditional ships, including notes on their origins and functions, together with beautiful models of the ships: the Sagres and the Crioula.
Shaping like a ship with three masts full of wind, Macau Maritime Museum "anchors" in front of A-Ma Temple, the place where the first batch of Portuguese was believed to land. First founded in 1987, and opened to public on June 24th of 1990, this Maritime Museum was reputed as the oldest museum in Macau.
Mainly focusing on the various maritime activities of China, Macau and Portugal, the museum is divided into four sections according to the different theoretical themes which include Chinese and Portuguese maritime history, traditional fishing and vessels of South of China, etc.
Open daily from 1oam to 5.30pm. Closed on Tuesdays.
10MOP for adults.
The Maritime Musuem was built more or less on the spot where the Portuguese first landed in Macao. The museum offers very interesting and informative, well-presented exhibits on a wide range of topics (traditional fishing methods in Macao, Chinese festivities, Chinese-Portuguese historical relationship, maritime transport through history and around the world, development of navigational technology, etc.). It's possible to take a half-an-hour junk trip from the museum as well.
This museum shares a square with A-ma temple and tells the story of the maritime history of Macau. Well worth a visit!