Heilongjiang Museum

Heilongjiang Museum, Harbin: Hours, Address, Heilongjiang Museum Reviews: 3.5/5

Heilongjiang Museum
3.5
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
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Jo-Ann
Shanghai, China15,224 contributions
Jan 2021 • Couples
The building itself is old. Yes, it is a small museum, just 2 floors, but it is nicely organized. Great to be able to learn about the Russian influence in Heilongjiang and how this province flourished. Wished there were more English explanations though as it is mostly in Chinese and Russian. Artifacts are lovely and well preserved.
Written January 2, 2021
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BobBobGolden
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia637 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Although it is not a large museum and not too well organised, the exhibits are quite interesting. Worth a visit.
Written March 7, 2019
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Regal_Blue
Oxford, UK32 contributions
Dec 2018 • Solo
Harbin has plenty of interest history - especially within the last hundred years or so. Many people have rightfully pointed out that you shouldn't expect the place to be an A grade attraction, which is fair given Heilongjiang's peripheral involvement in China's pre-modern history and the clearly limited funding that has went into the museum. Even so, the Heilongjiang Provincial Museum is operating at a sub-par level relative to China's other provincial level museums. Poorly organised, with few worthwhile exhibits and almost entirely without any English captions. On a side note, the facilities can also be rather unpleasant. In short, this museum can do a lot better. Probably the worst provincial museum I've been to... with the possible exception of the Jiangxi Provincial Museum.
Written December 24, 2018
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retiredhaha
Oahu, HI1,738 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
If you are expecting a museum at the level of the Forbidden City or the Terra-cotta Army museum in Xian, then you probably will be disappointed. However, it's free with proper ID (passport is sufficient) interesting relics from the Liao, Jing dynasties; which the Jing was annihilated by Great Genghis Khan. Since my ancestry is originated from this region, I enjoyed the exhibit of the Liao, Jing and Manchurian relics. The dinosaur section of the exhibit is limited with two complete duckbill skeletons and other fossils discovered in the region. Unless you are a history buff, this would not be a place on the must visit list in Harbin.
Written April 14, 2017
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Ida B
Quezon City, Philippines48 contributions
Jan 2017 • Friends
Entrance is free for tourists as long as you bring your passport. However, I do not recommend you go in as long as you're just looking for time to waste or a place to stay when you want to be warm. There were no English descriptions so, to me, they were just a hodgepodge of various stuff in Harbin throughout their history. Nothing quite interesting to see inside.
Written January 17, 2017
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Elilyssar
Bundaberg, Australia151 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
This museum is free - you have to show your passport to get a ticket. The ticket booth is across the footpath from the museum - you can recognise it as it has the same logo.

When we went (a Friday afternoon in mid Dec 2016) more than half of the rooms were closed. It looks as though there are some interesting things here - they obviously run kids activities at some point. We were mostly interested in seeing the dinosaurs and were relieved to see that the dinosaur exhibit was open. This exhibition took around 20 minutes and none of the placards contained any English. None of the other exhibitions open on this day were of any interest.

Perhaps this place is better worth a visit during peak season. I would recommend it if you are particularly interested in dinosaurs or if you are in the area and looking to relax somewhere warm for an hour.
Note: the toilets were really stinky - I found it unpleasant to be in the building near them, even in the atrium or staircase adjacent.
Written December 16, 2016
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BobTravelSFO
San Francisco, California88 contributions
Oct 2016 • Solo
It's mostly dinosaur bones, skeletons, fossils, etc. so, not bad if that's what you're looking for. It's not that big and I wouldn't rate it as a must see. Free, you need to show your passport so a decent deal.
Written October 27, 2016
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Andrew M
7,154 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
We visited this museum by walking from Zhaolin Street then onto Hongjun Steet. It is located at Hongbo Square which is famous for shopping. The square used to be named after the museum. Admission is free, but you have to show passports and get an admission ticket from a small ticket booth which is in front of the museum to the left. It was really crowded when we visited. The museum is a three story building with many exhibits. It was built in 1906, and was originally a department store named the Moscow Department Store. It is one of the oldest buildings in Harbin.

The museum was originally run by Russians, so expect quite a few Russian exhibits. To the left on entry there is a small exhibit of drawings, and to the right a small gift shop. The main display areas are upstairs, and include Historical relics of Heilongjiang province (russian,chinese and japanese), exhibits of animals and fossils and exhibits of dinosaur fossils, extict animals and plants.

We enjoyed the dinosaur exhibit, particularly the woolly mammoth skeleton which we were able to touch. There is an exhibit on musical instruments of the 19th and early 20th century, which included three pianos, accordians, and various wind and stringed instruments. Our favourite exhibits were the room of swords. knives and other weapons. This was the best collection of swords that we had ever seen, and we spent quite a bit of time appreciating the beautiful colours and designs.

It will take at least an hour to view the museum. Photography is allowed. It was difficult to appreciate all the exhibits with the crowds, but we had a good time here.
Written September 2, 2016
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lgale12016
Long Beach, CA5 contributions
Feb 2016 • Solo
The museum traces the historical development of the Chinese people in this region, and has some amazing artifacts, dating as far back as the 600's. There are enough signs in English and maps, drawings for me to understand the gist of the material.

The museum also has a wing displaying prehistoric animals - dinosaurs, presumably found in the area.
Written February 19, 2016
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Ratchada W
Bangkok, Thailand238 contributions
Jun 2015 • Solo
Don't forget to bring your passport, the museum is free for everyone. It's an easy way to understand the city.
Written October 11, 2015
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