Heritage Exhibition of a Traditional Pawnshop Business

Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro, Macau

+853 2835 7911


Heritage Exhibition of a Traditional Pawnshop Business

What is now the Heritage Exhibition of a Traditional Pawnshop Business was once an actual pawn shop known as “Tak Seng On” (The Virtue and Success Pawnshop). Tak Seng On was first established and constructed in 1917 and belonged to Mr. Kou Ho Ning, a wealthy Macau merchant. The shop was finally closed down in 1993 due to the decline in the pawnshop industry of Macau. In 2000, the Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture restored the original shop building to its initial design and opened it to the public as a museum on March 21st 2003.

Today this kind of pawn shop has been relegated to the annals of history, but by visiting this now reconstructed and preserved building, locals and tourists can get a glimpse into the life of a pawn business in Macau at the height of the industry.



By Iidxplus – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Image Source

Address: Av. Almeida Ribeiro No. 396
Opening Hours: From 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Closed on the first Monday of every month)
Free admission
Tel: +853 2835 7911
Bus routes nearby: 2, 3, 3A, 3X, 5, 6A, 7, 10, 10A, 11, 18, 21A, 26A, 33, N1B, N3

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