Hainan Museum

Hainan Museum, Haikou: Hours, Address, Hainan Museum Reviews: 4/5

Hainan Museum
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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gatesuncorked
Memphis, TN24 contributions
Hainan Museum: Cultural Experience for All
Nov 2019
I enjoyed my experience at the Hainan Museum and learning more about the culture. Exhibits were well displayed and fun to explore. Lots of school aged children there was fun to see their eyes light up as they discovered parts of the museum.
Written November 5, 2019
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ffchaser
Singapore, Singapore148 contributions
Good for an Afternoon
Aug 2019 • Friends
There are actually 2 confusingly named museums: 1. Hainan Provincial Museum and 2. Haikou Museum (much smaller).
Make sure your taxi takes you to the Hainan Provincial Museum, which has much more on display.

The museum is split into 3 floors.

The 3rd floors displays are on Hainan aboriginal culture and native products.

2nd floor is about the geological formation and history of Chinese settlement on Hainan. There is an incredible video presentation on the volcanic formation.

The 1st floor displays about the South China Sea. One of the major highlights is a shipwreck exhibition.

Expect to spend about 2-3 hours here. Best of all, entrance fee is free! There are English explanations for the most part and exhibits were well curated. It’s near the Mozu Mall just down the road.
Written August 9, 2019
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Wayne H
Pottsville, Australia119 contributions
Very interesting
May 2019 • Couples
The museum was very interesting however as there were lots of school children in attendance the visit was very noisey.
Written June 12, 2019
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Mitch
Hohhot, China74 contributions
Excellent Museum!
Apr 2019 • Couples
This museum was extremely well organized, with exhibits numbered for those that like a more structured journey through history. Most exhibits were translated into English (fairly well!) and included a beautiful blend of display cases, models, and themed rooms with audio/visual elements. Even though the front was under renovations, the rest of the museum was beautifully done and had plenty on offer about the history of hainan from shipwrecks to food and culture and ancient ancestors. Best of all, it’s free! Just be sure to bring your passport/ID card!
Written April 27, 2019
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Jayson K
Malaysia94 contributions
小小“博物”馆
Jan 2019 • Solo
不怎麼樣的一個景点,沒什麼可看性。倒是逛完五公祠可順道看一下的地方。。去的當下沒展示活動與特殊展出,所以覺得很一般。。A so so place to look at.. nothing much to see if you do not enjoy art.
Written January 20, 2019
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TJ O
Australian Capital Territory, Australia17 contributions
Fascinating displays
Nov 2018 • Solo
The majority of signs and exhibits are only in Chinese but there is enough English to understand the themes of the displays. Nicely curated and a great way to gain an understanding of the history, culture and people of Hainan.
Written November 12, 2018
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TheCleaner78
Guildford, UK149 contributions
Beautiful building
Aug 2018 • Family
Thought it was about time I learnt a bit more about Hainan having come as a Westerner/banana for a number of years

First things first, bring id. I was lucky my wife had a photo of my passport.

Secondly, it’s free!

I can’t read much Chinese (most signs are in Chinese) so spent more time looking at the building which is beautiful. Would be perfect if finished, it’s a little rough around the edges but I’m just nit picking

Displays are creative with interactive ones which were good for the kids
Written August 9, 2018
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Mark D
Kathmandu, Nepal31 contributions
World-class museum
Jul 2018 • Solo
This is an amazing museum, lovingly curated and with things for everyone. More signage in international languages would be nice, but there was quite enough to go on. It would be hard to say what my favorite part of this FREE museum was, as each hall was fascinating, and really well presented, but if forced to choose I would vote for the fascinating displays about Hainan minority cultures, which are found throughout. It was very interesting to get the official line on the South China Sea question, in the form of multiple halls about sea engagement. I visited for 2.5 hours, and could easily have spent the whole day there; it's much bigger than it appears to be (and it appears to be huge). I will definitely go back the next time I'm in Hainan.
Note: this is in Haikou. This is NOT the place in southern Hainan with the big statue of Guanyin. Not by the ocean, not with a park, not outdoors.
Written July 22, 2018
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biruepal
Ipoh24 contributions
IMPRESSIVE GODDESS OF MERCY
Jun 2018 • Family
Ensure you has the energy to walk from the security pass right to the long bridge, fortunately we paid for the buggy service & convenient for those senior citizens. It is a sight to behold along the bridge, the main hall right up to the feet of the Goddess of mercy at level 8.
Waiting time to queue for the lift is merely 10-15 minutes. The lift only goes up to level 4 & then have to take the stair case to level 8
Written June 20, 2018
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Fangwen F
Singapore, Singapore401 contributions
Sightseeing and religious trip
Apr 2018 • Family
Went to this attraction for the sights and scenery.

The main attraction was the Guanyin, overlooking the entire park and ocean. Strongly recommend to head up and enjoy the view / breeze.

Place can get fairly crowded so do mind your belongings
Written April 1, 2018
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  • Sun - Sat 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM