This is my favorite place to visit in Taipa, Macau. There are 5 typical green houses with Macaunese architectural styles. The two houses to the east are used for receptions and special exhibitions, the other three houses to the west permanent collections. They were the residence of high superiors and rich macanese families. This museum is opened to public on 5 Dec 1999 to showcase the lifestyle, the way of life in the 20th century.
Opening Hours: 10am-6pm.
These five houses were built in early 20th Century for high superiors and Macanese families. It specializes in Portuguese architecture. It is a great little get-away from the hustle and bustle of Macau peninsula. Once you have finished, you can walk down to Rua de Cunha for all the souvenir snacks to bring back.
Taipa Houses Museum located at Taipa Village.The museum includes five green houses with a mix of Macau and Portugal architectural designs or so called Macanese style. The houses that comprise the Taipa Houses-Museum were established in 1921. They were the residences of superiors people. In the late 90's,the government of Macau remodelled the houses and turn them into the Taipa Houses Museum.
The houses named as:
Macanese House - it 's one of the Macau's typical houses in colonial style. Inside the house, decorated with a mix of East and Western furniture and architectural designs. Some objects dated back to the beginning of the 20th century.
House of the Islands -It's the museum exhibited about the history of the Taipa and Coloane Islands. It described the past and the present on the Islands through artifacts, figures, traces, maps and description.
House of the Portugal Regions - exhibited about Portuguese costumes from different regions and activities of the Portuguese people in the past.
Exhibition Gallery - served as a venue hire for different kinds of exhibitions with theme of photography, western painting, Ceramics and ware, sculpture etc.
The 8 cultural organizations of Macao selected "Long Wan Pou Wan" as one of the 8 great views of Macao. "Long Wan" is the old name of Taipa and "Pou Wan" refers to the Portuguese style of building while it also means the sight of the Seaside Road. The whole area includes the 5 blocks of building in the Seaside Road, the Carmo Church, the Carmo Library and the 2 little gardens, especially the Portuguese style buildings. These five blocks of jade green color little villas are the most cultural relic building and cultural heritage of the Island. At the same time, it is one of the most delegate sights.
These blocks of building were built in 1921, which had been the Governor officers residences, some of the buildings belonged to the Macanese families. In the 80s'the Tourist Department of Macao, (the present Macao Government Tourist Office) bought and restored them. In 1992, these five blocks of building have been selected as artistic value of building. The government had refurbished the buildings, 3 of them had changed into museum. From the east to west are "The Macanese House", "House of the Islands" and the " House of the Portugal Regions" respectively. The other 2 are the "Exhibition Gallery" and "The House of Reception". Started from November 1999, the museum is opened to the public.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00 (Monday closed) open on Public Holidays.
Ticket Booth: At the kiosk next to Macanese House (Mop $5 per person, under 10 or over 60 are free of charge) and free entrance on Sundays.