Ningbo Museum

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Ningbo Museum
4.5
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Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Dan R
Surrey, Canada16 contributions
Feb 2021
One immediately notices the architectual difference between the Ningbo Museum and most other museums in China. The regular style has been replaced by a sea-motif. This is very suitable given the crucial relationship & role water (both domestic - the Grand Canal and sea) has played in the history of the city and area. There are a few good books in English at the gift shop. I especially recommned the one chronicling the porcelian trade. There are also interesting rotating exhibits. It is a little unreported fact that the original Bund area was in Ningbo some two decades before the term was used in its economic and cultural rival Shanghai.
Written January 10, 2022
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joycesin
San Gabriel, CA27 contributions
Jan 2017 • Family
Most recent Chinese architectures are designed by Western architects using shinning and sleek material. This museum is build by discarded tiles, bricks, and enameled pieces designed by native Chinese Architect Wang Shu whom won Pritzker Architecture Prize 2012 for it. It reflect the Chinese spirit of frugality and sustainability and its aesthetic are enhanced by these virtue.
The collection is heavy on the sea route of Chinese Silk Route, and the top floor of old Ningbo lifestyle are great for children.
A important modern architecture accomplishment to see. Joyce Sin. San Gabriel, CA
Written January 7, 2017
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willy_foodie
184 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family
Interesting award winning architecture coupled with well laid out exhibits provide a good attraction that is FOC to the public. Next to Yinzhou Park, it's a good place to stroll and spend your weekend~~~
Written July 26, 2016
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xamhayana
South Pole440 contributions
Mar 2015 • Family
The museum's collection is kind of thin, so it's fair that it's free. The venerable Hemudu culture of 7000 years ago deserves a better presentation. But the architecture is genius, simply hypnotic. Ningbo is so lucky to have Wang Shu, China's most inspired, intelligent, progressive and conscientious architect, create so many buildings here.
Written March 24, 2015
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Choo H
24 contributions
May 2019
The museum is huge and most important, the entrance is free of charge. Perfect for children to learn about history and culture of Ningbo
Written February 28, 2020
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Will4012
Las Vegas, NV28 contributions
Oct 2019
great museum to visit to understand ningbo city. It has a rich history story and also easy to access. A great park also!
Written October 30, 2019
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I4574KZthomasg
Oakland, United States33 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
Striking architecture - sort of like a fort or prison, rather stark and sharp lines with stone. Very interesting special exhibit on Ningbo since 1949 that included GreatLeap Forward and Cultural Revolution. Also permanent exhibit on history and role of Opium War in opening up Ningbo to foreign commerce and culture. On a very hot day was nicely chilled. Free admission. Large underground parking garage. Only complaint was coffee shop that was too small - too few tables and seats. But reasonable prices.
Written July 29, 2019
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excess5
Australia2,364 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
Went there unplanned, on the way driving from the lake to the Tinyian square. What a pleasant surprise!the place is oozing with local history and if you want to know what was ancient China in the Ningbo region be b prepared to read the history on the artefacts and more. From the ancient musical instruments, to the 5000 year old pottery and bronze artifacts, to the ancient naval history and the findings, the replicas of local living, bamboo drawings, etc
Do not miss it and it's free!!!
Written June 17, 2017
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arianiedian
Canberra, Australia204 contributions
Apr 2017 • Solo
Firstly, I was attracted to visit this museum was because of its outer look, something very unique for me. And it turned out as a great museum with huge collections. They have few floors with different theme each, from the old times to the contemporary. If you love museum, it's definitely a must visit one when you are in the city. Moreover, it's very clean and convenient with well layout, and Free.
Written May 19, 2017
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Anthony G
Shanghai, China793 contributions
Sep 2015 • Solo
The Ningbo Museum by architect Wang Shu is an exceptional architectural design. The main goal and exhibitions of the museum are about the history of Ningbo which is really interesting. The museum is certainly worthwile a visit when you are in Ningbo, especially on a hot summer day!
Written August 19, 2016
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  • Tue - Sun 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM