Pawnshop Museum

Museum in Macau Peninsula

Occupying a street corner, the photogenic Tak Seng On (virtue and success) pawnshop building is now a museum offering a fun and atmospheric glimpse into Macau's pawnshop business, which dates back to the Qing dynasty. The shop was built in 1917 and comprised an office, a lobby and a narrow, eight-storey, fortress-like tower. On display are seals and abacuses from the original establishment, safes where goods were stored, and handwritten financial records.

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