Gambling is the main industry in Macau , of that there can be no doubt. At the same time however there are many other things you can do in Macau if you stop to think about it and one of the most important for tourists is visiting a museum. In fact, there are many museums located in Macau that you can visit and each museum has something of its own to contribute to the overall presentation of history and culture that takes place inside the various museums. No trip to Macau is complete without a visit to at least one of the museums located inside the city limits and indeed many people have found that visiting multiple museums during their stay in Macau has allowed them to really appreciate their overall experience more. There is a pass that you can purchase for free entry into all Macau museums and the pass is a hefty discount on all of the different admission fees added together.
The major museum located in Macau is the Macau Museum . This is an overall museum with different exhibits touching on different aspects of history and culture in the city of Macau . In this sense, the Macau Museum is a great museum to visit if you only plan to visit one museum during your stay because it will give you a number of small insights into a number of different areas of Macau while you are there. It is also the museum with the best amenities and service because it is a museum that is used to receiving a lot of visitors from around the world.
Another major museum in the city is the Maritime Museum . This museum is located right next to A-Ma Temple which is one of the stops on the Macau Heritage Walk and this means that if you wanted to go on the walk yourself you could always take a break from the walk and go into the Maritime Museum to see what they have to offer. The goal of the museum is to educate the public regarding the maritime history of Macau right from the initial Chinese history through the European colonial period and now to the modern Chinese control once again. It is a fascinating foray into the ships that defined the city and certainly a visit that no seafaring buff should miss.
In addition to being home to history, Macau is also home to quite a bit of culture and social institutions which is why museums like the Wine Museum and the Grand Prix Museum exist. They are both around to showcase a specific part of Macau 's rich cultural tradition in one way or another. If you are looking for something out of the ordinary in terms of Macau museums then a trip to the island of Taipa might be in order to take in the Taipa Houses Museum which showcases some of the most interesting pictorial and architectural works that Macau has to offer. An overview of the history of the islands surrounding Macau can also be found at the Museum of Taipa and Coloane History.