The Handover Gifts Museum of Macau is located next to the Macau Cultural Centre in Avenida Xian Xing Hai (NAPE). The location of the Museum is also the area that was used for the Handover Ceremony on 20th December 1999 in which Macau was returned to the Mainland. When the hall was dismantled after the ceremony the area became part of the Macau Cultural Centre. The Handover Gifts Museum of Macau was opened December 2004. The main aim of the Museum is to commemorate the handover for its significance in Macau’s modern history. The inauguration of the Museum on the 5th anniversary of the handover is also indeed significant and momentous.
The Handover Gifts Museum of Macau is a three storey building. The first floor is the lobby, entrance and also contains the Museum’s administrative offices. The second floor features the handover gifts exhibition gallery and the special exhibition gallery. The third floor contains an auditorium.
The handover gifts exhibition gallery mainly exhibits the handover gifts presented by the State Council of The People’s Republic of China, its country-wide provinces, municipalities, autonomous regions and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The special exhibition gallery will be used to hold different exhibits, which are mainly themed on the local culture and history of Macau.