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Archives of Macao

English: Archives of Macao, Portuguese: Arquivo de Macau, Traditional: 澳门档案馆, Simplified: 澳門檔案館

The Archives of Macao (Arquivo de Macau) is a general archive collection that contains an array of documents and records all about the country.

It was established initially as the Macao General Archives in June 1952, though it was renamed in 1979 as the Historical Archives of Macao.

Archives of Macao, Building, Collections, Opening Hours, Macau

Back then, they were operating under the Education and Culture Department, which had just been founded at the time. But by 1986, it was transferred to the Cultural Affairs Bureau, and in 2016 was given its present name. Today, it plays a vital role in storing the general archives of Macao as well as collecting and processing various archives that have significant historical value that the public can view at any time.

Over 60,000 documents, more than 10,000 publications, and 70,000 photographs are stored here. A majority of the archives are still paper-based, with the earliest ones dating back to 1630.

The Archives of Macau usually obtains its collections from various public services, though individuals and private organisations donate many. This place is highly recommended for visitors who are keen to learn about the fascinating and colourful history of Macau.

Other than viewing any items of interest or the library, the building itself is interesting to explore because it’s in a colonial-style mansion that has undergone restoration thanks to the Government of Macau.

After spending an hour or so here, take a stroll to discover some tourist sights nearby. The Victory Garden is only a few minutes away; it’s a small park established to pay tribute to the Portuguese’s victory over the Dutch in 1622. A statue in the centre of the park commemorates this event, and beautiful flowers surround the benches and pathway.

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91-93 Avenida do Conselheiro Ferreira de Almeida, Macau, Macau

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Monday - Friday: 9:30am - 6:30pm
Saturday: 1pm - 6pm

Closed on Sundays and Macau public holidays

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