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.
Location: Rua de Camilo Pessanha
Phone number: (+853) 8399 6699
Opening hours: 10am-6pm
Bus: 2, 3, 3A, 3X, 5, 7, 10, 10A, 11, 18, 21A, 26A, 33, N1B, N3