We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Opium War Museum

Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Review Highlights
Opium Museum

My husband and I found this to be very interesting. Worth a trip. Nice for visiting family and... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
mitzigilreath
,
Dongguan, China
via mobile
Well worth a visit

Nicely done and very comprehensive, though a little sobering for British visitors confronting a... read more

Reviewed June 25, 2018
RoadWarrier99999
,
Isle of Palms, South Carolina
Read all 64 reviews
59
All photos (59)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good58%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“worth a trip”(3 reviews)
“hong kong”(5 reviews)
“opium war”(11 reviews)
About
Closed Now
Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
66°
51°
Dec
62°
49°
Jan
66°
53°
Feb
Contact
Humen Town, Guancheng District, Dongguan 523932, China
Website
+86 769 8519 7173
Call
Improve This Listing
Reviews (64)
Filter reviews
35 results
Traveler rating
14
20
1
0
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
14
20
1
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews worth a trip hong kong opium war lin zexu free entry an eye opener taxi driver train station trade message century destruction history artifacts leader britain english
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 35 reviews
Reviewed September 28, 2018

There I was casually glancing at the map of NanSha when I noticed this museum across the Pearl River not too far the enormous HuMen Bridge. Up to now SWMBO and I have been to many museums in GuangZhou where there are exhibits from the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank douglasm62
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I found this to be very interesting. Worth a trip. Nice for visiting family and friends The grounds are very pretty.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank mitzigilreath
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Being from Australia, I did not know much about the Opium War, I found it informative and interesting. An eye opener about the British invasion of the world! Most of my students found it interesting, but mainly enjoyed the ponds where the opium was destroyed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank kylieau
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

A great place to learn about the colonization efforts of foreign powers and the struggles with opium. One can understand the forces which shaped China and Hong Kon!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Arnold C
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Nicely done and very comprehensive, though a little sobering for British visitors confronting a colonial past. Very well maintained and well worth a visit to learn more about this pivotal episode in recent Chinese history.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank RoadWarrier99999
Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

I wasn't expecting much when I first looked the museum up. However it's a really interesting place that for free is good value. It's also quite interesting seeing the Chinese version of events during the opium wars (I'm english)

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Robert G
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Good piece of defining history and coupled with a local museum- tranquil atmosphere a good trip. Painful to get there from GZ though. Best to get a yellow taxi or took took from the train station/bus station-little or non existent signs in English make it...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Anthony W
Reviewed January 19, 2018

This place shows the lake in which tons of opium was destroyed, a memorial to the hero who did it, and a museum, all in one place - and its free! You have to bring an ID or passport though. Although the outside things are...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank margitmargalit
Reviewed January 6, 2018

It is an informative museum on the opium trade, prohibition, Chinese public opposition to opium, exhibit of opium smoking tools and pipes, and history of the opium wars. It has an exhibition area of approximately 5,000 square metres and houses more than 1,500 cultural relics,...More

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile

First, it's free. Anyone stuck in Humen on a weekend, should go there and get a sense if the impact of the opium trade on China. The museum's focus is Lin Zexu's confiscation and destruction of British opium inventory that ultimately triggered what occidental history...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Peter G
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 1,185 nearby hotels
Vienna Hotel Dongguan Mayong Zhongxin Avenue
1 review
.43 miles away
Hanwei Hotel
1 review
.48 miles away
Hong Hua Hotel
1 review
.98 miles away
Suba Dongguan Humen Taiping Hotel
4 reviews
1.09 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 819 nearby restaurants
Kungfu (WenHua Gong)
4 reviews
.58 miles away
Little Sheep Hot Pot (HuMen)
3 reviews
.76 miles away
XingQiSan FaShi XiaoChu
1 review
.76 miles away
TangMi NanHai (HuMen)
.87 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 357 nearby attractions
Humen Naval Museum
17 reviews
2.71 miles away
Humen Bridge
55 reviews
3.22 miles away
Lin Zexu Memorial of Humen
16 reviews
.04 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Opium War Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Travel Forum Posts
GreatSights
Singapore
From Hong Kong to Dongguan & Zhongshan (10 Replies)
I'll be in HK and from there I would like to go to Dongguan on 1 day, and to Zhongshan on another day. a. Dongguan - How do I get from HK to Dongguan? How long will it take and how much will it cost? - My main aim is to go to the Opium War Museum. b. Zhongshan - How do I get from HK to Zhongshan? How long will it take and how much will it cost? - My main aim is to go to Sun yat San's birthplace. Are there other important sites associated with him in Zhongshan? c. Would it be...More
June 06, 2010|
Response fromFreqtripbug|
Zhongshan is nearer from Macau or Zhuhai. You can take a ferry from HK to Zhuhai in about 1 hr. There is a bronze Sculpture of Dr Sun Yat-sen at Sunwen Memorial Park. Dr Sun Yat-sen Memorial Pavillion is beside Fufeng Pagoda.
sgreviewer_w
Singapore, Singapore
Guangzhou to Opium War Museum in Dongguan (Humen) (2 Replies)
Hi all, I will be planning a trip to Guangzhou in December this year with my family of 7 pax in total. In Guangzhou, we will be staying near Gongyuanqian subway station. May I know what is the best way to travel to visit the Opium War Museum in Dongguan (Humen) for a day trip? Should we take a train from GZ South to Humen train station or a train from GZ to Dongguan train station or is it possible/a good idea to take Subway Line 4 to the last station Jinzhou and maybe get one/two...More
October 30, 2017|
Response fromBob A|
Better to take a high speed train from Guangzhou South to Humen Station and then change a taxi to the museum directly. It is a little bit faster.
GreatSights
Singapore
From HK to Dongguan & Zhongshan (4 Replies)
'll be in HK and from there I would like to go to Dongguan on 1 day, and to Zhongshan on another day. a. Dongguan - How do I get from HK to Dongguan? How long will it take and how much will it cost? - My main aim is to go to the Opium War Museum. b. Zhongshan - How do I get from HK to Zhongshan? How long will it take and how much will it cost? - My main aim is to go to Sun yat San's birthplace. Are there other important sites associated with him in Zhongshan? c. Would it be...More
June 06, 2010|
Response fromBaron45|
I know this doesn't have your same itinerary, but when I was in Macau, the Wynn hotel arranged for a private driver to take our group in a minivan from Macau to Zhongshan and the cost was 800 RMB. If I recall, it was about a 90 minute ride including going thru Macau and China immigration via Zhuhai.