Heritage Exhibition of a Traditional Pawnshop Business

Tak Seng On Pawnshop (The Virtue and Success Pawnshop) was established in 1917. The architecture, interior design and furniture would have been very similar to pawnshops in Mainland China at that time. To preserve the cultural heritage of Macao, the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. Government undertook the restoration of Tak Seng On, which now affords the visiting public a glimpse at the heyday of the pawnshop industry in Macao. In September 2004, Macao’s “Tak Seng On Pawnshop” received an Honourable Mention in the UNESCO 2004 Asia-Pacific Awards for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage.

Address: No. 396 Avenida Almeida Ribeiro, Macao
Opening hours: 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Last admission at 6:30 p.m.) Closed on the first Monday of every month. Open on public holidays. Free admission.

Public Guided Tours: Every Saturdays 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Museum offers guided tour services for groups by appointment.
Bus routes nearby: 2, 3, 3A, 3X, 4, 5, 5AX, 6A, 8A, 10, 10A, 11, 18, 18A, 19, 21A, 26A, 33, 101X

Online Virtual Tours (VR)

Tel: (853) 8988 4027 / 8988 4000
Fax: (853) 2832 2127
E-mail: info.dm@icm.gov.mo
Appointment: Application form for visit appointment or guided tour service