The Macau Museum is based in the Fortress of Macau and over three floors it shows the way of life and cultures of the various communities which have been inhabited the city for ages.
The first floor is a short and comparative presentation of the way western and Chinese civilizations were developed before the arrival of the Portuguese in the Pearl River Delta in the 16th century. Besides, history of Macau, commercial activities, religions and cultures of the two civilizations are also displayed. There is a great reconstruction of a street in Macau, showing different house types from the different years, which is very interesting to see.
Mounting the stairs to the second floor, visitors have the opportunity to come into contact with different aspects of the popular art and traditions of Macau; such as people’s daily lives, entertainment, religious ceremonies and traditional festivals.
The third floor shows contemporary Macau including the characteristic aspects of city life. In January 2012 a new exhibition opened, which is centred around the year of the dragon. The show will run until mid-April 2012. More information can be found on the museum’s website.
112 Praceta do Museu de Macau (Mount Fortress)
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last admission until 5:30 p.m.). Closed on Mondays.
Tel: (853) 2835 7911