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Shenzhen Museum

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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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No.6 Tongxin Road, Futian District, Shenzhen 518000, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

I've been to this museum 3 times... Always enjoyed it. Personally, i get bored with museums, however, i found this one to tell a very interesting story

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mrbrentharris
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

We tried to visit the exhibition hall of the museum, but there are extensive renovations happening and it was not accesible. There is another exhibition hall near the Children’s Palace subway stop.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hapitraveller
Reviewed July 29, 2018

I just happened to see this museum as I was walking around the city and decided to go check it out, especially as it was free. Since Shenzhen is a modern city, it was interesting to see the history and development of the city.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank scottbE9987QY
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

We went at the end of our trip, so we'd already visited many of China's world class museums, but this didn't measure up. It was ok for us on a rainy day, but it's not worth a special trip. The gift shop was didn't have...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 17, 2018

This museum in Shenzhen is reasonably new being the city itself is only 40 years old. The history of the overall development of Shenzhen as a Special Economic Zone in such a short period of time in extremely interesting. The various sections of the museum...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

Very good museum, and free. Visiting this museum will give you a good background in Shenzhen history. Also can see porcelain, an exotic animal section, gift shops, a tea shop. Exit B from Shimin Zhongxin Subway Station (Line 2 or Line 4), then cross the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

last weekend,I go there with my son,he said ,he said there,and felt very nice.in museum,there are many different tools

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 16, 2018

First of all, I will admit my bias. I am very interested in the development of these cities which came out of nothing in China. This is one of the best places to learn about Special Economic Zones in China. Informative and nearly all of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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August 31, 2017|
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Response from yannlb | Reviewed this property |
If I remember correctly you have english signs and you can also have an audio tour in English, at least for the permanent exhibition about Shenzhen history. It's a great first step when you come visiting Shenzhen.
May 10, 2017|
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Response from RoyOz2016 | Reviewed this property |
Civic centre Exit C. As you come out, you will see the massive building in front of you. Take the crosswalk to your left and right on the other side. Left at the end of the building and you will see the entrance in your left.
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I just visited here on March 21, there is a temporary exhibit on the Silk Round focussing on artefacts excavated in western China. There were 3 naturally mummified bodies from 3,600 to 3,800 years ago that were very well preserved along with their clothing. The clothing was so well preserved, there were also well preserved clothing from other periods. There is also a short movie that shows the opening of one of the coffins containing one of the bodies. There are other artefacts spanning...More
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