The Macau Gallery in Malacca is a double storey museum complex situated in the outskirts of the town of Malacca which provides its visitors the opportunity to learn more about the Macau region.
Macau Gallery is situated in Malacca because the region shares many similarities with Malacca which include cultural, architectural and historical influences due to the prior occupation of Portugal in both of the region. Former to the Macau Gallery, the heritage building structure was initially a government office which was built before the World War II. Macau Gallery was officially opened during 2012 by Malacca’s then Chief Minister Mohd Ali Rustam, Macau Government Tourist Office Director Joao Manuel Costa Antunes and several other governmental representatives.
The Macau Gallery in Malacca was being built as a catalyst for both Macau and Malacca as UNESCO world heritage sites to enhance understanding, strengthen friendship and consolidate cooperation between the both regions. The Macau Gallery itself is a handsome feature at Bukit Peringgit with Portuguese styled architecture intertwined with intricate exterior and interior design.
On the ground floor of the Gallery, there are two exhibition areas which include “Macau Events” and “Macau World Heritage”. “Macau Events” displays major events that are held in Macau including the Grand Prix and Mid-Autumn Festival whereas “Macau World Heritage” section exhibits the various historical locations in Macau which includes the Ruins of St Paul’s and Senado Square.
The first floor of the Gallery features two separated galleries – “Maritime Routes” and “Origins and Culture”.The “Maritime Routes” explains the seafaring era during the 15th to 17th century where the Portuguese kingdom was at its peak. The most interesting presentation in the Macau Gallery elaborating on the culture and history of Macau is the “Origins and Culture” section where cartography, ship replicas and traditions of Macau are displayed.
The Macau Gallery is located in Bukit Peringgit, about 10 minutes’ walk from the General Hospital of Melaka.
|Monday||Closed on Monday|
|Tuesday||10:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Wednesday||10:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Thursday||10:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Friday||10:00 pm - 5:00 pm|
|Saturday||10:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Sunday||10:00 am - 5:00 pm|