Xiamen Museum

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Xiamen Museum
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26 contributions
Good Museum, Excellent Tour Guide
Jun 2019
I visited with a group and came away with a very good overview of the history of Xiamen and some wider insides into China. If you like to just browse on your own, this might be a little dull, but our guide was very good at pointing out the best bits and moving along before anyone got bored. She made it an excellent visit!
Written November 30, 2019
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PMaroundtheworld
Amsterdam, The Netherlands158 contributions
Disappointing and dull.
Sep 2019
As a rule, Chinese museums are great fans of showing their collections in a passive and (to the western eye) old fashioned way: room after room of glass displays, no possibilities for interaction. The Xiamen museum is no change to this rule. A lot of space and relatively few items. Very, very little info in English. A history of the city in displays with painted backgrounds and a few mannequins in front of them.... very dull, to be honest. Even the room showcasing the biggest treasures does not offer much to any visitor who has been to a few other Chinese museums before. Rather disappointing visit. The good things about it: friendly and very helpful staff (even with no English did they try to help) and free entrance.
Written September 10, 2019
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Stacia R
Quebec City, Canada261 contributions
Perfect for a rainy day
Jan 2018 • Friends
It is a good collection of items that tell the story of Xiamen. Being quite a new settlement the focus is of the recent colonial era.
Written March 17, 2018
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LG964
San Francisco, CA97 contributions
Antiques from Fujian and Taiwan Province
Mar 2017 • Couples
A good historical perspective on the development of Xiamen. The exhibits were first rate--
reproduction of a mud home with loom inside, machines used to separate rick husks from kernels, milling stones used to grind wheat into flour, models of teahouse and fort, and machines used to make oil from seeds (basically a hollowed out log with piston inside), and drying racks with woven bamboo pans, to name a few.
Written April 1, 2017
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Jack_CCC
Singapore287 contributions
Wrong picture shown. No dome to this modern museum.
Jan 2016 • Solo
A wrong picture is shown here on Tripadvisor of the museum. Xiamen Museum is housed in a new non-descript modern rectangular building on the left of a big quadrant when one faces Westin at the quadrant. Opens from 9 am and entry is free. There are various stone sculptures near the front entrance. The museum consists of two levels. The biggest exhibit on the ground level is a gallery dedicated to the history of Xiamen. All the written descriptions are in Mandarin with a smattering of English for some. At my time of visit in January 2016, there was also a special exhibit on the ground floor relating to worldwide anti-Japanese resistance movements during WWII.
On the second level, the main gallery is dedicated to porcelain and jade pieces from past Chinese dynasties. Although I was not really into porcelain and jade, I was impressed by the beauty of some of the pieces. Finally, there was a gallery related to local or folk festivals of Xiamen.
All in all, it is clear that much care and effort have been taken in relation to the exhibits in the museum. I went on a Sunday morning and there were not many people. No restrictions on photography. Good place to spend some quiet time away from the maddening crowd.
Written January 7, 2016
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Andrew D Bell
Southampton, United Kingdom184 contributions
Nicely designed exhibitions
Aug 2015 • Solo
This is a surprisingly good museum. Entry is free, with no tickets and no security check. It wasn't too busy when I visited on a Sunday morning. The history of Xiamen is presented nicely with a mixture of static reconstructions, video, photographs, original documents, and other artefacts. Most of the text is Chinese, but don't let that put you off, as this is all visually interesting stuff. Don't miss the upstairs exhibition halls. The "Masterpieces in Collection" is an excellent selection and presentation of pieces of fine porcelain, jade, bronzes, and calligraphy. Also upstairs, the South Min exhibition is imaginatively presented.

Note that the photos posted by previous reviewers are not of Xiamen Museum, which is a modern building.
Written August 9, 2015
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waffler_au
Melbourne, Australia135 contributions
History exhibit and Cultural exhibit are fun
Jun 2015 • Friends
Large museum with multiple exhibition halls, the most interesting in my opinion are the walkthrough exhibits on the right hand side on level 1 and 2 which talk about Xiamen's history and culture. It's free and close to the Westin hotel. Good rainy/hot day activity.
Written June 22, 2015
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Andrew_Alin
Greater Adelaide, Australia1,645 contributions
Engaging exhibits
This newish museum has a good collection of engaging exhibits, and is good to keep you occupied for 1-2 hours. Worth a visit for historical perspective on the region.
Written March 7, 2014
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AcbMei
Canterbury, UK139 contributions
Lots to see
Nov 2013 • Couples
This relatively newly built museum is next to the library in a modern open concrete park. Once we found the entrance we spent 2 hours here. There is 5 different halls and all were very interesting. The porcelain exhibition on the second floor had some of the best I have seen in china. Unfortunately limited signs in English but enough to get by.
Written November 2, 2013
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Eef S
Poeldijk, The Netherlands56 contributions
Nice and interesting
Aug 2011
Clear overview of the historical highlights of Xiamen and Gulangyu
Written May 3, 2012
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  • Tue - Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM