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Pawn Shop Museum

Closes in 22 min: 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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Interesting place. Rare opportunity to be inside a Pawn Shop

The museum is conveniently located. Opens 7 days 10:30am to 19:00. The only rest day is first... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Hong Kong, China
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Genuine pawnshop of old

The setup at the entrance was interesting with a screen behind which the person who was pawning... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2015
Vancouver, Canada
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17 Dec 2018
“A view into the pawnshop heyday of early 20th-century Macau”
28 Aug 2018
“Hidden museum in Av. Almeida Ribeiro”
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Reviewed 18 December 2018

The Tak Seng Pawnshop an interesting attraction on Avenida Almeida Ribeiro. Built in 1917, this is an interesting view into the pawnshop industry that thrived in struggling Macau during the first half of the 20th century. Here you will find a small exhibition including items...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank LetsGoToMacau
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Old pawn shop converted in museum in the busy Av. Almeida Ribeiro (Sun Ma Lo), entrance is very discreet (building was kept very close to original) so if pass by it you would never guess it is a Museum. Went there with some friends and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Afonsinhotravels
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Never pawned anything, so was my first visit to such a place. A little bare with not much signage. Having said that, was a good enough place for a short visit. The storage chamber, cupboards and safes were fascinating. Some of the equipment used, was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank cowasb
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

The museum is conveniently located. Opens 7 days 10:30am to 19:00. The only rest day is first Monday of every month. It shows how the Pawn shop stored their goods. How a Pawn shop looks like inside. Interesting. 15 minutes visit will do.

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank christerrific
Reviewed 27 August 2016

The Traditional Pawn Shop Museum is the 7th attraction on the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) 'Footsteps in the Historic Centre' self-walking tour which allows visitors to explore parts of the UNESCO World Heritage area as well as other interesting historic and heritage places around...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank BradJill
Reviewed 13 April 2016

I went to there in order to understand the culture of pawn in Macau. But i think it is a little boring for me because there are not so much thing that we can visit. A part of it is not allowed being shown for...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank 329,957,195
Reviewed 16 July 2015

The setup at the entrance was interesting with a screen behind which the person who was pawning something had to look up at the staff sitting in the caged area. The storage area is in a tower-like building in the back. As the storage area...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank leisurepleasure
Reviewed 20 January 2015

On Avenida Almeida Ribeiro near Senado Square, this is a look at a bygone era. take a few minutes to ponder the high clerical cages inside the door and climb the multi storage wooden storage vault in back. You won't be here more than a...More

Date of experience: January 2015
2  Thank RoadWarrier99999
Reviewed 14 September 2014

Indeed worth it to visit! If u like antique, it's a must. Very cheap entry fee and not a big place. Took half an hour for us to finish taking photos. But beware of climbing up he stairs at the warehouse area. It's abit creepy...More

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank Pigologist l
Reviewed 5 January 2014

Pawnstars wouldn't know this place if they could even find their way to Macau. Very cool, ancient pawnshop. I thing the most interesting thing was the tower in the rear, which served as a strong hold for all the valuables. Yeah, it's quick and won't...More

Date of experience: January 2014
1  Thank minn_traveler612
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