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Maritime Museum

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Address: 1 Largo do Pagode da Barra, Macau, China
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Great place for kids

Very educational and fun too. Illustrates Macau's maritime past in a fun way and there is plenty for kids to do and touch. If the weather is bad you could spend a few hours here... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 April 2013
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

Very educational and fun too. Illustrates Macau's maritime past in a fun way and there is plenty for kids to do and touch. If the weather is bad you could spend a few hours here. The temple is across the road so it's a two in one visit. Three in one if you go to the church on the hill... More 

Thank rbuckell
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

Only visited this museum because we went to the Ah Ma Temple as it is only next door. Disappointing as it is too small and not enough exhibits on show.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2013

Average. If you have limited time and are looking to prioritize where to go, I would give this place a pass.

Thank Gary_TO_12
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2013

The displays are professionally arranged and interesting. And the price is right! There were artifacts and dioramas, films and signage that help to paint a better understanding of the local culture and the history of Macau.

Thank AliciaPhxtoHK
Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2013

If you read some pirate stories in your childhood, it is already worth a visit. If you have children with you and would like they will read the same stories, this place is a must. And if the wine-dark sea, ocean or river means for you a bit more as just body of water, be prepared to spend couple of... More 

Thank Borys B
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2012

I enjoyed this museum much more than I thought I would! There were great dioramas, and I really liked the videos of fisherman pulling in their catch, and historic photos. Great historical perspective. I also liked the aquariums, and the gift shop!

Thank Babzkk
Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2012

If you go to the A ma Temple it is well worth a visit as it is virtually next door. It is well laid out and has interesting exhibits to do with all things of a maritime nature.

Thank Wrinkly one
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2012

The Maritime Museum (MOP10 for adults over 17, only MOP5 of Sunday) is easily one of Macau's best museums and is conveniently located just across from the famous A-Ma Temple. Here you can see four floors of exhibitions, displays and information related to local maritime activity and how Macau was shaped throughout history due to its proximity to the sea.... More 

7 Thank BradJill
Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2012

The Maritime Museum is opposite the A-Ma Temple and was built on the site where the first group of Portuguese explorers landed at Macau in 1553. The museum exhibits interesting artifacts from the seafaring and trading past of Macau, China and Portugal. There is a mock-up of a Hakka fishing village and there are displays of dragon boats. The museum... More 

2 Thank anthonyholland
Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2012

Why not? You're visiting the A-Ma temple anyway and it's just across the plaza. Actually, quite interesting if you're interested in maritime stuff.

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