Shenzhen Museum
Shenzhen Museum
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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This is one of Shenzhen’s gems and is not to be missed. There are traveling exhibits from across the country, fascinating historical displays, and interactive media presentations about both China’s and Shenzhen’s history.
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina64,755 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
Good local history information and artifacts, including 20,000 pieces of cultural relics, art treasures, and paleo-biological fossils estimated to be up to 100 million years old
Written July 19, 2019
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InnaYYZ
Toronto, Canada1,489 contributions
Jul 2019 • Business
I love learning about ancient China. Much can be learned at its museums, and this is a good one for local Shenzhen and Guangdong Province history and artifacts. The fossils and dinosaurs bones section take us back millions of years. Quite amazing.
Written July 23, 2019
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina64,755 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
My favourite collections are those of Ancient Shenzhen and Folk Culture. That said, I like most of the exhibits. This 37,000 square metre museum houses more than 20,000 historical and cultural items on display. This is a great museum to learn about China, its history, and its cultures. You can learn about the development of stone tools and pottery, the Qin and Han dynasties on the now Shenzhen lands, cultures of other countries, various ethnic minorities of China, the development of the Shenzhen market, exhibits of early settlers in their everyday life making foods, eating and working in shops, and much more.

There is no admission fee.
Written January 1, 2019
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Will
Guayaquil, Ecuador5 contributions
Dec 2014 • Friends
Be sure to check the address for the museum first. There are two Shenzhen Museum buildings:

1) Shenzhen Museum of History & Folk Culture: Located at the east end of the Civic Center building, Civic Center Station, Metro Lines 2 & 4. CLOSED MONDAYS. This building has the exhibits on the history and modernization of Shenzhen.

2) Shenzhen Museum of Art & Natural History: Located at No.6 Tongxin Road, Futian District, approx. equidistant between Science Museum and Grand Theater stops on Metro Line 1. Located to just to the south-west of Lihu Lake.
Written December 14, 2014
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Horlicks88
Canning Vale, Australia682 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
A good place to go to avoid heat during day time and it's free. Quite a big place 4 levels and has history of Shenzhen /Chins and various display. On ground floor display on African animals with life size animals. Allow about 60 to 90 mins.
Written December 14, 2018
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Warren F
Los Angeles, CA5 contributions
Dec 2013
The pictures that you see of the Shenzhen Museum with the big curved roof is on the east end of the Civic Center (Jintian and Fuzhong 3rd road; Civic Center subway stop) and not on Tongxin Road as it states on Trip Advisor and on Google Maps. There is a smaller Shenzhen Museum there on Tongxin Road (near Science Museum subway stop) with lots of pottery on the first floor and animals (replicas?) on the second floor. Go to the one in the Civic Center as it is has the exhibits on Shenzhen history as other contributors already noted.
Written December 9, 2013
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Neilgg
London, UK125 contributions
Today it poured down all day.  At about 3 pm it eased for a while so we took at Taxi to the Museum.  A magnificent modern building in the Civic Centre Complex.  The displays were well presented with plenty of full sized historical tableaux which made it very fascinating and photogenic.  Photography (without flash) is permitted in most areas.  Every description plate had a thorough English Language translation.  A great place to catch up with the hisory of the region, including Hong Kong and the British leasehold. Toilets were immaculate.  Well worth a visit.
Written April 20, 2012
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eileent3821
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam1,871 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
Free entrance and covers ancient history of the Shenzhen area over the centuries. Displays show significant moments for the people, their struggles and eventual return of Hong Kong to China in 1998. Start on the ground floor and work your way to the top, the museum flows that way which allows everything to be seen in time sequence. The first floor has traveling exhibits from other Chinese museums. The displays were well presented with plenty of full sized historical tableaux which made it very fascinating and photogenic. Photography (without flash) is permitted in most areas. I would recommend this place to anyone who goes to Shen Zhen
Written May 1, 2019
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Buddie-Paisley
Scotland29 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
As others have written the museum gives an insight as to how Shenzen was part of the machinery that has created modern China. Great before and after photos showing just what an achievement it was to create this powerhouse. Deng Xiaoping is credited as being the 'architect' of the idea to create special economic zones. For my wife and I visiting on a day trip from Hong Kong we got to understand much more about China and as it was our first trip will now go back.
Written August 22, 2015
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Scottie B
Philippines278 contributions
May 2015 • Family
The museum is nice, plenty of things that tells about the history of China especially Shenzhen. It is a very decent place and it is free of charge to go inside. Perfect!
Written June 23, 2015
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