Given it’s rich history and cultural heritage, it’s not surprising there a number of museums across Macau. They cover a wide variety of subjects, from local history to tea culture to motor racing. This list covers the top museums in Macau you may want to consider on your visit.
- Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial House
The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial House (澳門國父紀念館) is a distinctive looking building and museum where former family members of Sun Yat-Sen ('the father of modern China') used to live. Originally known as 'Mansion of the Sun', the house was built in 1912 for his first wife, Lu Muzhen.
- Macao Museum
Macao Museum (Museu de Macau, 澳門博物館) details the history of Macau and is built on the site where the former Meteorological Service was located.
- Macau Grand Prix (and Museum)
The Macau Grand Prix (Museu do Grande Prémio, 大賽車博物館) is held on the second or third weekend of November each year, and is the only street racing circuit where both cars and motorcycle races race on the same city track.
- Macau Tea Culture House
The Macau Tea Culture House (Casa Cultural de Cha de Macau, 澳門茶文化館) is a museum and cultural centre dedicated to the role tea has played in the cultural development of Macau.
- Maritime Museum
The Maritime Museum (Museu Marítimo, 海事博物館) was opened in 1987, with spacious new exhibition hall added in 1990. The 3 level museum is dedicated to the maritime activities of Macau, Portugal and China.
- Museum of Taipa and Coloane History
The Museum of Taipa and Coloane History (Museu da História da Taipa e Coloane, 路氹歷史館) is located in Taipa village, housed in what used to be the Island Municipal Council building (and old public administration center). The original building dates from the 1920s, built in the Portuguese style.
- St. Dominic’s Church
St. Dominic’s Church (Igreja de São Domingos, 玫瑰堂) was established in 1587 by 3 Spanish Dominican priests who arrived in Macau from Acapulco, Mexico, this church has been the scene of several violent incidents.
- Tap Seac Gallery