One of the biggest museums in Macau, this impressive museum is located in the famous Monte Fortress within the heart of the city. What makes the Museum of Macau stand out from other museums in Macau is that it is a multi-themed Museum as a result of the multi-cultural and multi-ethnic communities that lived together in the past.
Exhibition Building of the Museum of Macau
Construction began in 1996 and was completed and made available to the public on April 18th, 1998. This three-floor structure which covers a total area of 2,800 square meters consists of 3,000 exhibits and historical relics.
The Original Civilization
The first floor of the museum is dedicated to the origin of the region and pays homage to its prosperity during the Neolithic period, all the way to the mid-17th century also known as the ‘Golden Period’ of Macau.
Popular Art and Traditional Culture
The second floor celebrates the rich and unique cultures that make up Macau. The theme is derived from existing culture local to Macau such as traditional festivals, handcrafts, typical professions, and daily customs.
The third floor hosts the panorama of modern Macau. It also holds literature crafted by writers who have close bonds with Macau. The latter part of the exhibition consists of the city’s prospects and future opportunities. To truly experience the Museum of Macau and its surrounding sights, visitors should spend at least a day or two, taking enough time to absorb all the information and rich history of this destination. If you are wondering where to stay in Macau, there’s plenty of options available to you. These range from budget apartments to prominent hotels like the Ascott Macau.