Tag: museums

Heritage Exhibition of a Traditional Pawnshop Business

The restored Tak Seng On Pawnshop gives visitors a glimpse of what life was like at the start of the last century. It also serves as a reminder of how important pawn businesses once were for Macao’s economic growth. Local merchant Kou Ho Ning established the shop in 1917, only a few years after the … Continue reading “Heritage Exhibition of a Traditional Pawnshop Business”

26 May, 2018

Exhibition Room of Master Lu Ban’s Woodcraft Works

Opened in July 2015, this museum sits in the Carpenters Guildhall, which was built in 1840 and quickly became one of Macao’s earliest professional association bases. Restored in 2013 and 2014, it now pays homage to China’s historical master artisan Lu Ban, who is credited with inventing such major tools as the saw and the … Continue reading “Exhibition Room of Master Lu Ban’s Woodcraft Works”

26 May, 2018

Sound of the Century

If you’re into old sound machines, you might want to check this two-storey private emporium out. You’ve just got to book ahead for a viewing. Tai Peng Electronics and Appliances founder Henry Chan took more than 20 years to create this collection of vintage sound pieces from all over the world. In total, there are … Continue reading “Sound of the Century”

26 May, 2018

Former Chong Sai Pharmacy

Philosopher, physician, politician and the man credited as the ‘father of the Chinese republic’, Dr Sun Yat-sen, once used this medical base some time before 1892. Acquired by the government in 2011, its antiquated features and furniture were restored and preserved to look the way they would have done in the 1890s, while modern amenities … Continue reading “Former Chong Sai Pharmacy”

26 May, 2018

The Na Tcha Exhibition Room

Behind Macao’s famous Ruins of St Paul’s is another attraction that may not be as iconic or grand but is certainly well worth a visit. The Na Tcha Exhibition Room is fairly small and in the shadow of the great ruins during certain hours of the day but don’t let that put you off visiting. … Continue reading “The Na Tcha Exhibition Room”

26 May, 2018

Treasure of Sacred Art of St Joseph’s Seminary

St Joseph’s Seminary and Church is a beautiful classic Baroque-style building that was constructed in 1758 and has become quite a rare find in Asia. While a piece of bone from a popular Catholic missionary’s arm that’s displayed inside the church gathers flocks of religious tourists from across the globe, a gem lies just outside … Continue reading “Treasure of Sacred Art of St Joseph’s Seminary”

26 May, 2018

Lou Kau Mansion

This two-storey UNESCO World Heritage site was built in 1889 and provides a great escape for those wanting to avoid the crowds at the Ruins of St Paul’s. Once owned by the city’s wealthiest man in the late 19th century, this mansion fuses European elements – like neo-classical balustrades and perforated wooden ceilings – with … Continue reading “Lou Kau Mansion”

26 May, 2018

Macau Timepiece Museum

A ticking emporium that stands as a symbol of Macao’s important role in China’s horological history, which spans nearly 400 years and dates back to the 17th century. At this museum, visitors can enjoy the more than 100 timepieces and chronometres on display. Not only limited to antiques, there are also watches from luxury Italian … Continue reading “Macau Timepiece Museum”

26 May, 2018