The Taipa Houses Museum
The Taipa Houses Museum
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curious_and.curiouser
Singapore110 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
There's not much to see really. This is small collection of 5 houses and only 2 were opened when we visited. 1 showcased a place of residence from colonial era which can be seen in under 5 minutes and the other is a souvenir store which was lovely. Good stroll-through nevertheless when in Taipa Village.

Right in front of the houses is the Taipa Wetlands Ecological Trail and next to it the Dra. Laurinda M. Esparteiro Garden. Across the garden, you can follow a series of travellators and overhead bridge that will take you to the Venetian.
Written 17 November 2023
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Tobias S
Sheffield, UK47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
4 out of 5 houses (1 living museum, 1 book store, 2 art galleries) are open for free admission so definitely worth a visit if you are in the taipa/cotai area. (approx 30 minutes of visit) The museum is an exhibit of Macanese lifestyle and it's fascinating to see how Portuguese cultures and lifestyle evolved in the Orient. The book store was cute and bougie, we bought a ceramic Portuguese tart cup, some art prints, and handcrafted magnets as souvenirs. Would be great if most bungalows here are converted into living museums because 1 is clearly not enough. Make sure you check out the nearby park and marsh if you're not a fan of casinos.
Written 14 September 2023
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Afonsinhotravels
Macau, China233 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
A set of three old portuguese colonial houses within a garden/walkway with a view to what in the old days should be the sea and Coloane island, nowadays is an artificial lake with wetlands and the Casinos in Cotai, as City of Dreams and Venetian, for landscape. The buildings houses some exhibition purposes, shops and museum. Should be a good option to a relax walk and away from the bustling trade streets in Taipa village center.
Written 11 July 2023
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China1,60,040 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
The Taipa Houses Museum is located on the north end of the wetlands and a couple hundred metres east of the busy centre of Taipa Village. It makes use of five Portuguese style residences built in 1921 that were used by senior civil servants. In 1992, these houses were recognised for their valuable historic architecture and in 1999 were repurposed and opened to the public as the Taipa Houses Museum.

Several of the houses are open to visit from 10am to 7pm daily (closed on Mondays) and admission is free. They each are delightful to view from the outside and have specific themes which you can enjoy within.

House 1 is the Macanese Living Museum, with ground floor and upstairs rooms decorated with furniture from the first half of the 20th century that would have been found in colonial style houses around Macau.

House 2 is an exhibition gallery where cultural events and art shows are held periodically. If such occasion is taking place, house 2 may be open at the time of your visit. Otherwise, there is a good chance it is not and can only be viewed from the outside.

House 3 is now being used by The Universal Gallery and Bookstore, which sells Portuguese themed items and gifts, literature books and local artwork. It is a neat shop for those looking to pick up a souvenir of visits to Macau.

House 4 is another exhibition gallery which regularly hosts shows features local artists or collective exhibitions related to culture, heritage and life in Macau. This exhibition hall is usually open most of the year.

House 5 is a reserved for formal receptions and activities and as such is rarely open for the public to visit. Like House 2, it is usually a place you are limited to viewing from the outside.

Give yourself 10 minutes for the Living Museum, 5 minutes to browse Universal Gallery and Bookstore and another 5-10 minutes to view whatever exhibition is being held in House 4. Then carry onward with other sightseeing endeavours nearby.
Written 19 January 2023
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luxuryvoyage
Switzerland3,351 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The Taipah Museum consists of only a few houses. Those who like colonial buildings are worth a short visit. The Taipa houses are within walking distance of the Venetian Hotel in a quiet footpath over a bridge and a meadow in about 10 minutes. Unfortunately I could not visit the houses, because a private event of the Macau Grand prix took place.
Written 23 July 2020
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bj1d2
Brisbane, Australia68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This group of Taipa Houses is worth a visit. The Portuguese architecture is a delight and there is even a house which is furnished. Entry is free. Quite a pleasant place to visit.
Written 21 December 2019
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Barfine R
Doha, Qatar1,540 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Its a nice little museum for tourists to visit. I enjoyed looking at their artifacts there and i found it educational.
Written 15 December 2019
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travelbug1261
Mount Gambier, Australia142 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Interesting to see some historically significant buildings, not many of them and surreal to look from them over the”lake” to the very artificial Venetian casino
Written 9 November 2019
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cora3181
Hong Kong, China326 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
A series of Portuguese residence, in Green. Eye catching and good for photos. Two of them are open for exhibition. Worth to pay a visit there and a view over the lotus pond.
Written 6 November 2019
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herbertleemacau
Macau, China66 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
This is a real heritage site. Well preserved and worth a trip.Stroll around the area and have a drink. Simple pleasure without the crowds.
Written 13 October 2019
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