Lai Chi Vun Shipyards

The construction of the Lai Chi Vun Shipyards began in the 1950s and its operations ceased in the 1990s. Located on the riverside of Lai Chi Vun Road, the Lai Chi Vun Shipyards are similar in size, built in parallel rows, perpendicular to the water. These shipyards constitute a modular cluster, creating a particular landscape that reflects the perfect harmony between the natural environment and the man-made structures.Lai Chi Vun Shipyards, a heritage retaining the crafts of shipbuilding, is the only extant shipbuilding industry site in Macao relatively intact and a testimony to the urban development, industrialization and lifestyle of Macao at that time.

At present, lots X11-X15 from the first phase revitalization of the Lai Chi Vun Shipyards have been opened, with an area of about 3,000 square metres, where a thematic exhibition area, performance space and workshops have been set.


Exhibition Area

IC has set up a thematic exhibition in the shipyards entitled “Moments in History – The Story of Lai Chi Vun Village” to further acquaint the public with the history and culture of the Lai Chi Vun Shipyards and the Lai Chi Vun Village. Across three major exhibition zones: Ships Carrying Tales, Shipbuilders Practicing Craftsmanship and Techniques, and Memories Passing Through Generations.
Opening time: 10am to 6pm

Exhibition guided tours:
3pm to 4pm and 4pm to 5pm on every Saturday in Cantonese/Mandarin

Regular Performances

Busking Programme*
The shipyards will serve as a “Busking Point” for the “Busking Programme” at 10am to 6pm from every Friday to Sunday and public holidays.

For more information, please refer to the guidelines at:


*The performance of the busking programme will depend on the enrolment of the day.


Lai Chi Vun Shipyards


Lai Chi Vun Road, Coloane

Opening hours:

Open for 24 hours (free admission)



(+853) 2836 6866 during office hours