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Address: Humen Town, Guancheng District, Dongguan 523932, China
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Tue - Sun 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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An Interesting View on The British

Being British you always have a sense of pride when in HKG, and how the British Empire expanded into Asia. Heading to the Opium Museum gave you an insight into The Chinese view of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

On 16th June 2015 I visited the opium war museum in Dong Guan with my chinese friend Kevin. Although it was a very hot and humid day, the moment we entered the compounds, I was intrigued and absorbed by the historical museum. Very near the entrance, they have a large pond, today it is a pond but some 130 years... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Being British you always have a sense of pride when in HKG, and how the British Empire expanded into Asia. Heading to the Opium Museum gave you an insight into The Chinese view of The British. Its a walk around wax museum with scences from the Opium trade plus also well preseved cannons and fort. Being British and surrounded by... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The slight bias of some history and signage makes this place all the more fun. Obviously, historical accounts distort over time and political motivations move messages. There's also a very good anti-drug exhibition. As for the grounds, they're very interesting and feature some amazing rusting and crumbling walls. You can pass over the main road/highway bridge and stand in old... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I enjoy history and have read Clavell's Tai-Pan several times which brings the history of this area of Southern China and HongKong to life so visiting the Opium War Museum was a real treat. It's perhaps a half day visit for the museum and the grounds. Loved it.

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DongGuan, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The Opium War Museum is a very interesting side trip for a visitor to the Dongguan area. The history of the Opium War is fascinating, and that makes the museum worth a trip. Exhibits are in Chinese and passable English (in most cases). The museum is a little small and frayed about the edges, but it's worth a visit nonetheless.

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Dongguan, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Very nice museum and fantastic walk in the hold fortes plus all is free! remember to take passport or cannot buy the tiket

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

In a country where they even charge you US$5 or more to visit a temple, a trick ashamedly copied by the Wong Tai Sin temple "shareholders": in Hong Kong, you cannot imagine my surprise to find that entrance to the Museum is free. And it is clean and better kept that many money-making musems or temples. But they must do... More 

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Brunei Darussalam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Enjoyed visiting this Museum which sets out very clearly with models, illustrations and old documents (in both Chinese and English) on why the British supplied Opium to the Chinese (for tea and silver) and the impact on their health. - resulting in The Opium War and the creation of Hong Kong as a British Colony. If you have time, go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

It has shifted, and become perpas too glitzy, but still tells the stories of Opium wars in a thoughtful lively way, rarely even considered in a colonial history. Our (British) forbears were rather questionable characters.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Free entry, just show the person at the counter to redeem the tickets. I like the fact that it's free entry, it encourages people to know more about history. the museum is very interesting. It's quite difficult to get a taxi to leave the place, must make sure you have your ride back to hotel or to other places if... More 

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Address: Humen Town, Guancheng District, Dongguan 523932, China
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Guangdong  >  Dongguan
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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