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Opium War Museum

Humen Town, Guancheng District, Dongguan 523932, China
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Ranked #4 of 302 Attractions in Dongguan
Type: History Museums
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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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Wollongong, Australia
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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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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

I was visiting southern China(Guandong Province) and looking for a historic spot to explore. i found that in Dongguan this historic place exists.on the property are the pits that Lin Zexu destroyed the British opium. The museum is well maintained. great exhibits and artifacts are displayed. Signs are in English- so no language barrier. a great statue outside of Lin... More

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