Shandong Museum

Shandong Museum, Jinan: Hours, Address, Shandong Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Shandong Museum
4.5
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Dan R
Surrey, Canada16 contributions
This is a world - class museum with a noteworth collection spanning the length of Chinese history with emphasis on the Dawenkou and Longshan cultures to the present. It rightfully boasts being one of the 10 best in China. There are countless unique and must - see exhibits on permanent display as well as excellent rotating ones. Three quarters of teh displays have English translations (unlike the museum in Beijing!). I went before Covid broke - out and visited several mornings. One needs to do this in order to properly appreciate the displays. I suggest one floor each visit. The animal migration exhibit is a favorite for children. The gift shop has a number of excellent books in English.
Written January 10, 2022
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Susan K
Northbrook, IL107 contributions
Friends
This new museum offers a great look at ancient Chinese art. There are galleries exhibiting ceramics, bronzes, statues, calligraphy, textiles and history. Although there isn't much English signage, the works are stunning. There is a good audio guide in English if you want a deeper context for the masterpieces you'll see.

Admission is free if you present your passport or id card.

CLOSED on Mondays.
Written June 12, 2012
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TheMcEwenFamily
Stirlingshire, UK155 contributions
Friends
We visited here during one of the rainy days in Jinan. The building is breathtakingly beautiful. There is so much to see and do within the museum - ranging from Ming artefacts to stuffed animals. I would thoroughly recommend a visit
Written July 11, 2019
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Casey_An
Hong Kong, China594 contributions
Business
It is rare to see such professional and well done cultural institutions in China. This is the first Chinese museum which followed the international standards of museum technology and practice. You can learn the history of the region, Shandong, which is the birth place of the China civilization. If you can fit in half of the day here, it is worth for visiting. However, the cafe is currently not the western style coffee shop, so if you are needed for a proper drink, you might need to bring a thermo along.
Written July 8, 2014
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Ross T
Pattaya, Thailand50 contributions
Solo
Situated in East Jinan, this magnificent modern state of the art building built in traditional style but with the latest in Hi Tech LED lighting and Photo Voltaic generation would be a great thing to visit.
The fact that it has exhibits of magnificent traditional costumes, a wonderful collection of bronze artifacts, The Confucian exhibition alone is worth going for. The featured display on my visit was a collection of Caligraphy by a Buddhist master and truly beautiful.
The collection of inscriptions was very thought provoking.
The exhibits that directly relate to the rise and rise of Shandong as a province and the persons involved and the collection of artifacts is huge and does take some concentration but very worthwhile. I would love to upload more pictures but the internet is too slow, do not miss this attraction. I have not been there yet but the Shandong museum of art is next door, I may try that next week. What a great place for a holiday Jinan.
Written July 3, 2014
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Phoebe
5 contributions
Friends
If you are interested in history, this museum is your first choice. It's not just Chinese history. When I went there, it also had Egypt Show. Glad to know this museum from wecha account "Visit Jinan 济南"
Written June 17, 2019
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Vikramaditya
6 contributions
Solo
The museum has many historical artefacts that present a view of the heritage of China. When I went there, the Egyptian civilization also was on display. The museum has gift shops, food outlets, washrooms and a library.

The entry ticket is free, and if you want an English audio guide device you will have to deposit 300 Yuan for it, all of the 300 Yuan will be returned upon safe return. Although bear in mind the device does not cover the entire museum and some parts do not have a companion audio.

If you want to look at things, read about them and listen to the audio guide, it could easily take you 3 hours to see the entire museum. And it is worth it.
Written June 1, 2019
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Kobus M
Mossel Bay, South Africa1,035 contributions
Friends
The Shandong Museum in Jinan is housed in an impressive building with an even more impressive central Hall with a transparent jade roof. The exhibitions are informative with many amazing displays of rare Chinese artifacts.

Entrance is free but foreigners need to produce their passports to register.
Written May 17, 2018
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Barry L
New Orleans, LA37 contributions
Family
Shandong is one of the oldest regions of Chinese civilization so there's plenty to see at the modern Shandong Museum. Although it's to the east of the city center, it's worth a trip to see the historical exhibits. Free entry certainly adds to the allure.
Written June 22, 2017
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HansenIdaa
Eskilstuna, Sweden25 contributions
Solo
Even if most of the objects didn't have a english translation, you could get an audio guide if you left a deposit. I recommend a visit here if you are in Jinan. Also the visit were free of charge.
Written May 21, 2016
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Shandong Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM