Territory's marvellous museums

BACK IN TIME: The Macau Museum at Mount Fortress provides a good insight into life in Macau from a past era.


    Nov 20, 2013

    Territory's marvellous museums


    What: This historical and cultural museum is located at Mount Fortress, which was built by the Jesuits in the early 17th century and was for a long time the city's principal military-defence structure.

    The first floor provides an insight into the way Western and Chinese civilisations developed before the arrival of the Portuguese in the 16th century.

    Visitors are treated to a range of popular art and traditions on the second floor, while the third floor highlights contemporary Macau.

    Where: No. 112 Praceta do Museu de Macau


    15 pataca (S$2.30) for adults. Free entry on every 15th of the month.


    What: The museum was opened in 1993 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Macau Grand Prix. It boasts a collection of machines - including race cars that won the Guia circuit - representing the history of one of the most exciting circuits in the world.

    Where: 431 Rua de Luis Gonzaga Gomes, basement

    Admission: 10 pataca for adults


    What: Housing around 1,115 Portuguese and 28 Chinese wine brands, the museum gives visitors a taste of Portuguese and Chinese culture.

    The 1,400 sq m space is designed to take one through the wine-making process, by displaying the modern and traditional tools used at wineries.

    Where: 431 Rua de Luis Gonzaga Gomes, basement

    Admission:15 pataca for adults


    What: Built in 1921, it includes five greenhouses with typical Macanese and Portuguese architectural characteristics. The museum is considered one of the cultural relics and heritage of the island.

    The House of the Portugal Regions displays Portuguese costumes from different regions, while the Exhibition Gallery hosts different kinds of exhibitions periodically.

    Where: Avenida da Praia, Taipa


    5 pataca for adults. Free entry on Sundays.