In order to help both residents and visitors understand Macao Grand Prix’s culture, an array of new elements has been added to the offerings of the Macao Grand Prix Museum, such as virtual tour technology, a themed café some cultural innovations and more, further enriching the museum’s “education and fun” experience.
The museum’s new AR tour programme
From 1st May, the Macao Grand Prix Museum launches a new augmented reality (AR) tour programme. When visitors reach the Memory Gallery on the first floor, they can scan the QR codes on the static racing posters in the gallery with their mobile phones to make them move and show racing clips. Visitors can also use the museum pass to play an AR interactive game, in which they can match photos in the appropriate periods and review the evolution of racing in Macao.
Visit the museum online anytime, anywhere
The Macao Grand Prix Museum can now be visited online as well. The museum uses 360-degree panoramic virtual tour technology to create a three-dimensional panoramic view of the whole space, presenting the museum’s exhibition area, venue layout and exhibits in front of the viewer. Public can visit the museum from anywhere and at any time and see it in all directions when they experience its online virtual tour at mgpm.macaotourism.gov.mo/vrtours.
Themed café adds leisure cultural and creative elements
A café that’s themed on the Macao Grand Prix was officially opened at the end of last month. Located next to the museum, the café offers a variety of drinks and light snacks featuring Grand Prix elements, as well as cultural and creative products that are related to NAKAMA, the museum’s original themed IP mascot. It fully integrates the concept of “tourism+sports+culture and creativity”. Until 23rd May, each person who buys a ticket to the Macao Grand Prix Museum will be given a drink coupon and a gift coupon available only while stocks last. The coupons are valid until 31st December.
Museum ticket x boarding pass promotion
The Macao Grand Prix Museum has also partnered with Air Macau and launched the promotional offer “Macao Grand Prix Museum x Air Macau Boarding Pass Promotion”. Until 30th June, visitors who come to Macao by Air Macau can enjoy a buy-one-get-one-free offer when they purchase admission tickets to the museum by showing their Air Macau boarding pass, which is valid within seven days of arrival and can only be redeemed by the actual boarding pass holders. The special offer is only valid when admission tickets are purchased on a on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Macao Grand Prix in stamps on display
Visitors can now see a themed stamp exhibition at the museum, on display since April, with a stamp series on the shows under the theme of “Museums and their Collections VI - Macao Grand Prix Museum” issued by Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau in November 2011, manifesting the captivating scenes of the Macao Grand Prix.
Free admission on International Museum Day (18th May)
In addition, on 18th May - International Museum Day - admission to Macao Grand Prix Museum is free for the public. There will be a live balloon twisting event called the “Twisting Balloon Car” under the theme of “cars” from 4:30pm to 6:00pm on the same day. The balloon car will be distributed to visitors on a first-come-first-served basis.
For more information on the Macao Grand Prix Museum, please visit its official website at mgpm.macaotourism.gov.mo.