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Maritime Museum
Maritime Museum

Maritime Museum

1 Largo do Pagode da Barra, Macau, China

The Basics

Visitors to the Maritime Museum’s exhibits begin with an introduction to A-Ma, the goddess of the sea and protector of seafarers, who gave Macau its name. Other exhibits delve into fishing techniques, model boats, navigational instruments, and maps, and a model of the Guia Lighthouse, the oldest on the South China coast, is on display.

Visitors will also find four aquariums, each representing a different aquatic environment: riverbed, deep water, harbor, and coral reef. A few outdoor exhibits include a real dragon boat similar to the ones raced during the annual Dragon Boat Festival.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Maritime Museum is a must for history buffs and families traveling with kids.

  • Admission to the museum is free to children under 10 years of age.

  • The museum complex houses a bar adjacent to a riverfront esplanade, as well as a gift shop.

  • Free Wi-Fi is available along the esplanade.

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How to Get There

The Maritime Museum is located near A-Ma Temple on the Macau Peninsula. Several public buses stop nearby at A-Ma Temple and A-Ma Temple General Stations.

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When to Get There

The Maritime Museum is open Wednesday to Monday from 10am to 6pm. It’s not often crowded and is a good option for a particularly hot afternoon or rainy day.

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Architecture of the Maritime Museum

The original Maritime Museum occupied an old house in Largo do Pagode da Barra. In 1990, the collection was moved into a new, more spacious building with a facade inspired by the sails of a maritime vessel.

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