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HISTORY   The proposal to create a Maritime Museum in Macau was launched in 1986 by Commander António Martins Soares who, at that time, was the Macau Harbour Master.

A beautiful, old house situated in the Largo do Pagode da Barra was modified to accommodate all the exhibits of the Museum. This building was inaugurated in 1987 and from the beginning, was well-received by the public. However, because of various donations and the acquisition of new objects, it was necessary to consider a move to new and more spacious premises. For this reason, a new building was erected for the purpose and was inaugurated on 24 June 1990, thus allowing for new thematic areas. The architectural façde of the Museum gives the viewer an impression of a stylized vessel. This new building is located near the river, in the same square as the original house, (now used for the Museum offices) and at the side of the Temple of Á-Mà the protector Goddess of the fishermen.

Exhibition Administrative Office

Opening hours: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (sales of tickets will close at 5:30 p.m.)
The Museum closes on Tuesdays

10 to 17 years old: MOP$5.00 (Mon. to Sat.); $3.00 (Sun.)
18 to 64 years old: MOP$10.00 - standard ticket (Mon. to Sat.); $5.00 (Sun.)
Free admission - children under 10 or senior of 65 years old or over.
Address: 1, Largo do Pagode da Barra, Macau

Office hours: 09:00-13:00, 14:30-17:45 (Closed at 17:30 on Fridays)
  Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
Tel: (853)-28595481
Fax: (853)-28512160
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