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Heritage Exhibition of a Traditional Pawnshop Business

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Type  Museum
Completed  1917
Opened  21 March 2003
Phone  +853 2892 1811
Location  Sé, Macau, China
Opening  21 March 2003
Province  Guangdong Province
Function  Museum
Heritage Exhibition of a Traditional Pawnshop Business
Address  Av. Almeida Ribeiro No. 396, Macau
Similar  Macau Tea Culture House, Museum of Taipa and Coloane, Sam Kai Vui Kun, Handover Gifts Museum, Fire Services Museum

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The Heritage Exhibition of a Traditional Pawnshop Business (Chinese: 典當業展示館; Portuguese: Espaço Patrimonial uma Casa de Penhores Tradicional) is a museum in Sé, Macau, China.

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History

The building was originally established in 1917 as the Virtue and Success Pawnshop by Kou Ho Neng and Wong Hung Shan. The shop was closed in 1993 due to the decline in pawnshop business. In 2000, the Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture restored the shop building to its original design. It was then opened to the public on 21 March 2003. The building received an Honorable Mention in the UNESCO 2004 Asia-Pacific Awards for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage and was selected as an Urban Best Practices Area by Shanghai World Expo 2010.

Architecture

The building consists of two blocks, which are the front block of a three-story pawnshop and a bank and the rear block of a seven-story storehouse.

References

Heritage Exhibition of a Traditional Pawnshop Business Wikipedia


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