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“Another decent museum in Taipa village area, great view of Cotai Strip”

The Taipa Houses Museum
Ranked #25 of 242 things to do in Macau
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Hong Kong, China
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“Another decent museum in Taipa village area, great view of Cotai Strip”
Reviewed 11 August 2011

We visited the Taipa Houses Museum and found it to be a good compliment attraction in Taipa Village. Here you will find a series of five restored Macanese houses, greenish in colour. The homes are typical of colonial Portuese era. The ticket price is MOP5 which gives you entrance into the first three houses. House 4 is free and House 5 was not open to the public. Entrance is free on Sunday and the Museum is closed on Mondays (as of August 2011)

House 1 was fashioned with furniture and indoor fixtures from the colonial time. However, everything is a bit overly polished, a bit to clean, when some rustic characteristics might have been appreciated better.

House 2 was more of a time capsule musuem of history of Taipa village. It was interesting, ready made for the history buffs.

House 3 was more of a Portugal exhibit, its regions and historical occupations and agriculture. It seemed a bit too touristy for us. As a result, House 3 was our least favorite of the houses.

House 4 was hosting a free art exhibit that was pretty good. Entrance to this house was free to the public and didn't require the MOP5 ticket.

Overall, we were happy with our 30 minute visit to the Taipa Houses Musuem and found it very good value for money at MOP5. While we would not target this musuem individually, it does make a worth while stop if you are planning to visit the very interesting Taipa Village area. We recommend combining the Taipa Houses Museum with the Museum of Taipa and Coloane History on the other side of Taipa Village.

Visited August 2011
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“A somewhat interesting place to go”
Reviewed 27 April 2011

The Taipa Houses Museum was one of the stops in the Discover Macau Tour by Cotai Travel. It's a fairly interesting stop for first time Macau tourists -- there are some nice old pictures of Macau and nice old furniture in three or four houses within a pretty little park. The place is very, very small so there's not much to see here -- you should be in and out of the houses in 20 minutes, including the time it takes to take pictures of the exhibits, the houses, the trees and flowers. The surrounding park is peaceful, although there are quite a number of people milling about. If you have a bit of time to spare, it's a pretty okay place to visit.

Visited April 2011
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