Exhibition Period: 9:30am - 5:30pm, from 9 October 2013 to 5 January 2014. Open on Tuesdays through Sundays, and public holidays.
"Kid's Dreams on Stamps" is the theme of Stamp Festival 2013. Childhood is one of the happiest periods in a person's life. It is a time to play, enjoy and be happy. Unfortunately, that's not true for all the children. The UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund), governed by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, was established on December 11, 1946. The UNICEF works to ensure children's rights in survival, development, participation and protection. This is because... CHILDREN is the best of the world!
"Children" is an everlasting subject in the kingdom of stamps. Children stamps from all over the world are diverse and of different styles. The colorful cultural features of the children are reflected on the stamps.
Every child has a dream in his or her heart. They fly into their paradise of hopes with unlimited expectations about the future. In the magical Dream Wardrobe, they can play the roles of their favorite occupations.
Games are children's first teacher for imitating the real society. They accompany children in every stage of their growth. Puzzle, finding differences, chess, paper aeroplane. Let's explore the world of games and have fun!
After you have completed the tasks mentioned in the Tour Rewards Card, please do not forget to redeem for the 2014 calendar card at the Museum Shop before leaving. Please also remember to drop your Tour Rewards Card into the lucky draw box to enter the Lucky Draw. Results will be announced on 1 March 2014. The ten winners will be given the latest philately product.
No matter if you come by yourself, with your family or friends, enjoy playing the snake-shaped chess at the lobby while appreciating the stamps of Macao!
After taking the picture and selecting the background of the Stamp Festival, you can print your postcards by placing your Entrance Card against the card reader. In addition to mailing the postcard by buying a stamp at the Museum Shop, you can also download your postcard from the museum website by inputting the code printed on the upper right-hand corner of the postcard. Moreover you can write your own messages and email the postcard to your friends.
You can choose your favorite images and backgrounds to compose the stamps. Then you can print out the stamps by activating the printer with your Entrance Card. You can perforate the stamps with the perforation machine by yourself. You can even make stamps in oval shape apart from rectangular shape!
Let's appreciate children stamps issued by different countries and places.
Tired from touring? Welcome to join the workshop at the Postal/Philately Gallery to make a funny dancing puppet to accompany you during your tour!
Time: 11:00am, 3:30pm
Duration: 20 minutes
Number of participants: 20 people each time (free materials)
(Target Audience: Kindergarten 2 to 3)
(Target Audience: Primary 1 and 2)
(Target Audience: Other levels)
(Target Audience: Special education)
(Target Audience: Organizations)
(Target Audience: Elderly groups)
(If special arrangement is needed, please request for it when booking the tour.)
This is the final program of the Stamp Festival this year. Family visitors and groups of friends are welcomed to join. The activity is a half-day carnival in the Museum. In addition to the Stamp Festival programs, there are interactive games, demonstrations and hands-on workshops for participants to show their creativity. Let's play and spend a fun afternoon together. Wish adults all the best in their work, and kids good academic progress in 2014!
Date: 28 December 2013 (Sat) 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Online registration: 1 November 2013 (Fri) to 18 December 2013 (Wed)
Organized by the Communications Museum, the competition is divided into Primary Student Category, Secondary Student Category and General Category. The objective is to encourage and discover more painters to participate in cultural creative arts and design through stamps. Participants must use stamps or souvenir sheets of "Macao China" in their drawing. For detailed regulations and registration form, please refer to the Communications Museum website.
Submission of Works: 07/10/2013 - 06/12/2013
Prize: Divided into Primary Student Category, Secondary Student Category and General Category. Prizes will be given to the winners of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes and Appreciation Awards.
All stamp lovers are invited to vote for their favourite stamps and souvenir sheets issued by Macao Post in the year 2013. All MSAR residents above 6 years old are welcome to vote for your favourite philatelic items at the museum's website. Every participant with a valid vote will enter the lucky draw automatically. Prizes include:
|Category / Awards||1st Prize||2nd Prize||3rd Prize|
|My Favourite Stamps||One||MOP 3,000 Philatelic coupons||Three||MOP 1,500 Philatelic coupons||Ten||Stamp pack|
|My Favourite Souvenir Sheets||One||Three||Ten|
Acceptance of Votes: 03 /12/2013 - 07/02/2014
Prize: Philatelic coupons and philatelic products.
We strongly encourage children to absorb new knowledge through group games, and to learn how to cooperate and communicate with one another at the same time. To strengthen the children's understanding of different occupations like police, doctor, chef, etc, we have designed this new program for them to cooperatively complete the tasks during the game.
The Museum will provide the game tools for matching. The participants will be divided into two groups for competition. Each group will draw three types of occupations. One representative from each group will play the role of the drawn occupation and some representatives will get the correct tools to match with that occupation. The other team members will give hints and do the cheerleading. The fastest group to complete the task of tools matching for the drawn occupations will win.
Toys nowadays are of very attractive designs. However, the kids usually just play them for a few days and then lose their interests. One of the reasons is that they get bored easily in just operating the toys. If the toys are made by themselves, they get the chance of using their brains and hands to create their own masterpieces, even though the toys may look simple. We hope to arouse the kids' creativity in designing and making their own toys.
The Museum will provide materials for the participants to make a paper dragonfly by following simple steps. Then they will be divided into two groups for competition. The participants will need to fly their paper dragonflies into four circles of different sizes and scores. The group that can get the highest score within the set time will win.
Have you ever made paper aeroplane when you were small? Have you made and flown them together with your friends, and see whose plane can fly the farthest distance? As we all live in the concrete forest, there is usually not enough space for us to fly our paper aeroplanes. Let's stand side-by-side and direct our Dream Airways...go, our dreams have come true!
The Museum will provide materials for the participants to make their paper aeroplanes. Then they will be divided into two groups for competition. The participants will need to fly their paper aeroplanes into four zones of different scores. The group that can get the highest score within the set time will win.
Puzzle is an educational game for children. It can strengthen their logical thinking and observation ability through the exercises of assembling and combination. They can also learn to find out the order from chaos, build up their concentration and practice their hands and brain coordination.
In this group game, the participants will be divided into two groups for competition. Each player has to put his/her piece of the puzzle to the correct position. The group that can first assemble the puzzle correctly within the set time will win.