Exhibition Room of Master Lu Ban’s Woodcraft Works

This one-room exhibit that’s dedicated to China’s historical master artisan Lu Ban is filled with diagrams and drawings of traditional woodcrafts and carpentry works.

A large wooden Lu Ban lock is displayed in front of an altar, right next to the entrance to the Exhibition Room of Master Lu Ban’s Woodcraft Works | Photo by António Sanmarful
A large wooden Lu Ban lock is displayed in front of an altar, right next to the entrance to the Exhibition Room of Master Lu Ban’s Woodcraft Works | Photo by António Sanmarful

Opened in July 2015, this museum sits in the Carpenters Guildhall, which was built in 1840 and quickly became one of Macao’s earliest professional association bases. Restored in 2013 and 2014, it now pays homage to China’s historical master artisan Lu Ban, who is credited with inventing such major tools as the saw and the grappling hook around 450BC. There’s a ‘Lu Ban lock’ at the entrance and another within the one-room exhibit that’s made of glass boxes displaying age-old tools of the carpentry trade. Located just around the corner from the Heritage Exhibition of a Traditional Pawnshop Business, you can fit two museum visits into just half a day.

Free Admission

Location: Rua de Camilo Pessanha
District: Macao
Phone number: (+853) 8399 6699
Website: www.icm.gov.mo/en/LuBan
Opening hours: 10am-6pm
Bus: 2, 3, 3A, 3X, 5, 7, 10, 10A, 11, 18, 21A, 26A, 33, N1B, N3