Museum of Macau
Built into the ruins of Monte Fort and dedicated to the life of Macau over four and a half centuries, the museum illustrates the city's bi-cultural heritage and traditions in dioramas, working models and interactive displays. Open daily (10am to 6pm, except Mondays, admission is MOP$15 for adults, MOP$8 for children).
Macau Maritime Museum
Situated opposite the historic A-Ma temple, concentrates on Portuguese and Chinese maritime links. Displays include models, and real vessels moored nearby at no.1 pier. It offers regular half-hour tours around the inner harbour with departures at 10:30am, 11:30am, 3:30pm and 4:30pm everyday except on Tuesdays. The fare is $15 patacas per person.
The museum is open daily except Tuesdays, from 10am to 5:30pm. Admission is MOP$10 per adult, MOP$5 for children and senior citizens.
Post Office Museum
Housed in the General Post Office in the centre of the city. It contains displays of postal equipment and artefacts, the studio of Macau's first radio station, a 1930s automatic phone exchange, and photographs of such events as the arrival of the territory's first air mail delivery, by a Pan Am flying boat in 1937. The museum is open weekdays between 3pm and 5pm, or by special advance arrangement with the General Post Office Macau (CTT).
Macau Grand Prix Museum
Located in the basement of the Tourism Activities Centre, the Grand Prix Museum was opened in 1993 on the occasion of the 40th Macau Grand Prix, Asia's premier road racing event and the world's leading Formula 3 championship. It contains some of the cars and motor cycles that won here in the past, plus pictures, videos and memorabilia of such winners as Ayrton Senna. In addition there are interactive simulators for visitors to "drive" to circuit.
The museum is open 10:00am - 6:00pm. Admission is 10 patacas for adults, 5 patacas for those aged 11 to 18. There are special discounts for groups.
Sharing the basement of the Tourism Activities Centre with the Grand Prix Museum, the Wine Museum tells the story of viniculture from ancient times, including the introduction of wine into Asia through Macau by the Portuguese. On display are traditional presses, distilling equipment, wine fraternity costumes and bottles of 700 different Portuguese wines.
Open 10:00am - 6:00pm. Entrance for adults over 18 is 15 patacas, which includes a wine sampling. Those aged 11 to 18 pay 5 patacas. The package price MOP$20 for Wine & Grand Prix Museum
Taipa House Museum
This neo-classical style building is at the foot of a small hill that is crowned by a century old Catholic Church. It is designed to show how Macanese families lived in Macau in the beginning of the twentieth cenfury.
Besides Taipa House Museum, there are several cultural attractions, such as a museum of the Islands, a Portuguese Ethnographic Museum, an Exhibition Gallery as well as a restaurant and an out-door auditorium.
Macau Museum of Art
The Macau Cultural Centre also houses the Macau Museum of Art and an interactive multi-media museum.
The Macau Museum of Art consists of four specialized exhibition areas highlighting collections of China Trade paintings, Chinese calligraphy, 19th Century and 20th Century paintings, Shiwan ceramics and historical documents from the Luis de Camoes Museum collection.
Another unique aspect of the Museum Building lies in the creation of a multi-media interactive history library where users will be able to gain access via the Internet to the archives of historical data and information held in the world's leading museums.
Facilities in the Museum Building are also complemented by a private audio-visual theatre, conference facilities, a cafeteria and a museum shop.
The Museum Building contains the Macau Museum of Art where the treasures of the Luis de Camoes Museum will again be put on public view. It also has an area temporary exhibitions, a lecture theatre and a state-of-the-art multi-media centre where the public can gain access to information on the world's leading museums via the Information Superhighway.
Both buildings contain restaurant and cafe facilities, cloakrooms, ticket offices and information counters.
The Fire Department Museum
This is a thematic museum, well cared for and very interesting, enabling the visitor to know the centenarian history of the Macau Fire Department in an attractive way, located at the Estrada do Repouso near the Kiang Wu Hospital. Clearly showing a didactic as well as an historic concern, the museum shows the different activities performed by the Fire Department in the local society, all the instruments used in previous times together with those in use nowadays. Visitors should note the variety of documents gathered and which are now in exhibition. It is also worth noticing the dignified way in which those who gave their lives working for this Department are now remembered.
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