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Address: Humen Town, Guancheng District, Dongguan 523932, China
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History of the Guangdong region and context of the "foreign influences" on 4 floors of the museum. Also small outdoor historical exhibits of agriculture implements, and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Zipaquira, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

History of the Guangdong region and context of the "foreign influences" on 4 floors of the museum. Also small outdoor historical exhibits of agriculture implements, and a poster/photo display of the modern day anti-narcotics enforcement. Entrance is free.

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Dongguan, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We really enjoyed the Opium Museum. At first we thought it was so-so by looking from outside but do yourself a favour and venture inside and then into each of the buildings. In the main museum hall get the audio headset which just needs to be secured with a refundable deposit. It is in English and takes you through the... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

at one end of the Humen Bridge. Big museum. See what happened from the China perspective about the annexing of Hong Kong and why it happened. How the war developed, all the way up to modern times. Some writing in English, great displays.

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
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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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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