Museums of Macau
Macau city ceter
Museums of Macau Reviews
Museums for anything Aug 07, 2014
Macau is a country which is but a dot in the globe yet it is one which fascinates man with its diverse culture and their influences.Casinos small or big,churches in ruins and present, parks of old yet green,costumes flashy or formal, cuisine with smells of many countries and peoples faces happy or hopeful.If one remembers Macau for all the above one must also know that Macau has a fancy for museums and there are as many for anything and everything interesting.There are about twenty museums.
The Macau historical and cultural museum built with two underground levels right at the top of the Mount Fortress above the ruins of St.Paul and for all the effort one takes to climb uphill to view the city it is but worthwhile to spend your time cooling the sweat in air conditioned comfort learning the blood line of the city.It may cost you 10 Mop but it is worth the charges paid
The Maritime museum very next to the A-ma statue where it is believed the Portuguese first set foot before establishing base,permits entry at mop 5 and showcases models as well as pictures of a variety ships, fishing methods,traditional fishing houses, fishes,shells and anything connected with the sea.
The Wine museum which is free briefs one of the Portuguese wine making culture and the different wines, methods and tools used in traditional process.A wine show room offers wine for sale and a 10 Mop ticket gets you to tasting three different kinds of wine.
The Grand prix museum is an extension of the wine museum within the Tourism complex near the Sands Hotel was an interesting concept which comprised of formula cars and motor bikes used in racing as well as the history of grand prix races held in the narrow streets Macau.
The science center attracts children who wish to have first hand knowledge in astronomy and stars and interestingly the chinese who also believe in astronomy and astrology peer through the lens to see for the planetary alignments of the rat,horse,dragon or whatever.
There are also museums for art,religious art and artifacts at the church of St.Dominic,craft museum at the ruins of St.Pauls,The museum of the house of mercy,A memorial museum in the house of the revolutionary father of the nation Sun Yat Sen,An exhibition depicting the Opium war situated near Ling Fong temple,Fire services museum showcasing the olden age pumps,engines,uniforms, model police,ladders,shields, flags, emblems of the British fire services of 1920 situated close to the Wu Hospital,The Taipa house museum, Natural agrarian museum,The communications museum,Tea house museum, Taipa and Colonae history museum,The Gramophone museum,Police history museum,The pawn shop business museum and The Hand over Gifts museum and may be some more which dote the city map.May be if one has the time and money to stay on and the patience to know more, then you could visit them all one day or the other.Most of the museums are free and having funny concepts such as the pawn business, handover gifts etc sounds new.The Gramophone museum is an unique concept and one wonders at the antique collection of more than 200 objects relating to authentic audio and video equipment.Interesting it was that Macau houses a museum for almost anything under the sun or moon and maybe someday there could be a museum called the gamblers museum depicting the origin and rise of casinos, the games, old slot machines,roulette,pictures of dancers,and famous millionaires who made it to the top or who got dumped to rags.
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