This small museum is located near the Lin Fong Temple and commemorates the visit of the imperial commissioner Lin Zexu to Macao on the 3rd September 1839 (during the reign of Emperor Daoguang). The aim of the visit was to ensure both the prohibition of the opium trade in the Territory administered by the Portuguese authorities and the Portuguese neutrality in the differences that opposed Great Britain to China and, which would lead to the Opium War. This war would result in the opening of a number of Chinese ports to the international commerce and to the cession of Hong Kong Island to the British.
This museum has a photographic display bearing witness to that highly tense period in the history of China.
Address: Av. Almirante Lacerda, Macao (near the Canidrome Dog Race Track and at the foot of the Mong Há Hill)
Opening hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Closed on Monday and mandatory holidays)
Tickets: Adult - MOP5; children under 8 and seniors over 65 - MOP3.
Tel: +853 2855 0166
|Bus routes nearby:||3, 5, 25, 26A, 33|