Macau Maritime Museum

Admission:

MOP 3/5/10/Free

Hours:

10am-5:30pm (closed Tuesdays)

How to get there:

Located at 1 Largo do Pagode da Barra, the Macau Maritime Museum is on the street in front of A-Ma Temple. Bus nos. 1, 1A, 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 10A, 11, 18, 21, 21A, 28B, 34 all have stops surrounding the museum.

The Macau Maritime Museum  (澳門港務局海事博物館) houses an interesting collection of maritime artifacts from throughout Macau's history. The huge Dragon Boat display is particularly enchanting. Dragon boats are tradtionally used in the annual Dragon Boat races which take place in early June.

Exhibitions in the museum focus on maritime ethnology, history and technology. The musuem shows off sacred relics, clothing, scale models of dragon boats and the Macau landscape of yesteryear. In addition to these exhibitions, the museum is furnished with three aquariums representing the river, harbor and coral reef sub-aquatic environments.

Next to the museum, tours of Macau Harbor are offered on a renovated junk. The trip lasts for 30 minutes and boats leave at various intervals throughout the day.

The Maritime Museum stands opposite A-Ma Temple, and the two sites can both be seen in a matter of hours.

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