The Macao Museum is located in Mount Fortress. It was built by the Jesuits in the 17th century, and opened on 18th April, 1998. The Fortress adjacent to the Ruins of St. Paul’s was the city’s principal military defence for almost three centuries. In 1965, the Fortress was converted into the former Meteorological Service. On 15th July, 2005, the Historic Centre of Macao was inscribed on the World Heritage List, and the Mount Fortress figures among the significant historical monuments of the Centre.
The Museum consists of two underground levels and a third located on the topmost level of the Fortress, where the former Meteorological Service was housed. The architectural character of the site and its particular configuration have been retained and preserved. The Macao Museum is a space dedicated to the history and culture of Macao, possessed of a vast number of objects of historical and cultural value , which demonstrate the way of life of the various communities that have inhabited the city for centuries
Different permanent exhibitions are on display inside this three-level Museum:
1st floor – Presentation of the history of Macao,commercial activities, religions and cultures of the two civilizations
2nd floor – Different aspects of traditions and popular art of Macao; as well as religious ceremonies and traditional festivals；
3rd floor – Contemporary Macao with various aspects of city life. The way Macao has been portrayed in literature and the arts is prominently highlighted
Address: 112 Praceta do Museu de Macau (Mount Fortress)
Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last admission until 5:30 p.m.). Closed on Mondays.
Admission: MOP15, MOP8 for Children under 11, students and seniors of 60 or above. Free admission for Children under 5 and school visits. Free entry to the public on the 15th of each month.
Tel: (853) 2835 7911