Located on the grounds of Mount Fortress, beside the Ruins of St. Paul’s the Macao Museum, was inaugurated in April 1998. However, the building it is set on was built in the 17th century by the Jesuits.
The museum is comprised of three floors, each of them dedicated to a permanent exhibition about a specific theme. The first floor, under the subject Genesis of Macao Region, visitors will find a presentation of the city’s history, its commercial activities, religions and cultures. The second floor is dedicated to Popular Arts and Traditions in Macao, showing the different characteristics of Macau’s traditions and popular art, as well as religious ceremonies and festivals. At last, the third floor houses an exhibit about Contemporary Macao – its diverse aspects of city life, the way it has been depicted in literature and the arts.
Admission is free for children up to 12 years old and visitors aged 65 or above. In addition, every Tuesday and every 15th day of each month the Macao Museum admission is free of charge.
Next to the museum’s main entrance there is an inviting coffee shop serving beverages, pastries and snacks, the Macau Museum Cafe.
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Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm; Open on public holidays