Three Gorges Museum

Three Gorges Museum, Chongqing: Hours, Address, Three Gorges Museum Reviews: 4/5

Three Gorges Museum
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Dave T
Ningbo, China158 contributions
Good museum; be careful with some minor safety issues
Jul 2021
Lots of interesting things to see. Plenty of good information in about the history and engineering behind the Three Gorges Dam project, and other things. A lot of the information is in both English and Chinese.

Two minor things to be aware of: we were there with kids, and it may be easy for them to get into trouble, especially around the centre of the building, in higher floors, where it would be relatively easy to fall over the guardrail and plunge a few floors. There are signs against this, but higher safety guards would be better. Outside, the surfaces can be very slippy, especially after/during rain. there are lots of stairs nearby, so the slippy surfaces can also be a worry.

Apart from the minor safety issues, I would certainly recommend this excellent museum.
Written July 28, 2021
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Vectorchen
Beijing, China43 contributions
Great museum
Mar 2021
Very great museum. Explained the background and history of the Three Gorges program.
Please be informed that there is a sub branch museum in Fuling of Chongqing-Baiheliang Underwater museum, which is quite unique.
Written June 23, 2021
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Michael Lizar
Chongqing, China356 contributions
Trip To Three Gorges Museum
Jan 2020 • Friends
Safely arrived in Chongqing, after several days and I went to this place for the first time. Three Gorges Museum is full of historical information that we I'm learning from it.
Written December 3, 2020
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Kenneth M
8 contributions
Educational
Aug 2019
You will learn so much about how the Chinese lived and be amazed at what you see. There is so much history there. It is a most see. If you go see the people’s hall you will be across the entrance of the hall. There is a place to relax and feed the pigeons also.

I was last there in 2017.
Written July 6, 2020
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Jydeoo
Lagos, Nigeria2,175 contributions
Nice Museum
Oct 2019
I was in Chongqing for a day and my friends took me to see this Museum. Chongqing on it's own is very beautiful, almost surreal. Getting to the museum, we took the metro and the experience was futuristic, like something of the movies.
Near the Museum are several other interesting landmarks. The Museum was interesting, so many exhibit halls. We went through all the open halls and had a nice time.

Only shortfall for me was the pricing in the several souvenirs shops. The most attractive souvenirs were too expensive. In the end, I got just two small pieces.
Written May 2, 2020
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shelleyhc
New Haven, CT68 contributions
Fascinating Museum! Very informative!
Dec 2019
We learned so much about the Three Gorges Dam and found the visit to this museum very interesting and informative. A must-see if you are in Chongqing!
Written March 16, 2020
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Catherine O
Brisbane, Australia149 contributions
Excellent museum
Jan 2020 • Couples
The displays about both the Three Gorges and the history of Chongqing were really interesting and worth seeing. While there is not a lot of English (more in the displays about the Three Gorges than the Chongqing history displays) the pictures were so interesting. The view over to the magnificent government building is also a highlight. It is easily accessible from the metro too.
Written January 4, 2020
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CallanDW
Hong Kong, China40 contributions
School trip to the museum
Apr 2019
Our kindergarten took a trip to the museum and I went along to chaperone. Very glad I did as the museum was wonderful. Covering prehistoric paleontology, ancient Chinese history, the Sino-Japan war as well as other great parts of Chinese history, this museum is a must for all visitors to Chongqing.
Written November 24, 2019
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CHM_LifeIsGood
Singapore77 contributions
Worth visit place
Nov 2019
Some visitor might thought that it is all about the Three Gorges project due to the naming of the museum. Yes, only part of the exhibits was about the Three Gorges. It gave a summary of the entire journey of the 100 years since Dr Sun, the economic impact and social impact of the project. It is very impressive!

There are other parts of the museum exhibit shows the state of Chongqing during the world war two as the capital city during the Japanese occupation.

Yes, the museum is not ready for visitors who do not understand Chinese as all the write-ups are in Chinese.
Written November 15, 2019
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Moshe Pupkin
Hod Hasharon, Israel183 contributions
Not much to see, but...you should visit nonetheless
Oct 2019 • Solo
On the one hand, there is really very little to see. Lots of pictures with explanations in Chinese, some coins and a bit of scattered other stuff.

That being said, to me it was very interesting nonetheless, as I viewed the museum as an exhibit in itself - in the sense that it is interesting what CPC wants the people to see.

The entrance is free, they check ids, but I just waved my driver's licenses at them and they ket me in
Written October 19, 2019
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