Deng Shichang Museum

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Deng Shichang Museum
3.5
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Douglas M
By Douglas M
It's Now Open
Dec 2018
Since the beginning of December, the weather has been rather cold and miserable for GuangZhou, where 13⁰C is regarded as chilly! SWMBO had dug out our sweaters and anoraks. However, this week was a touch warmer with the thermometer getting into the low 20’s, so I reckoned it was time to see if the museum was open. SWMBO was rather sceptical but I wanted a local trip, and if it was closed then it was closed! Anyway, we took the #124 local bus and alighted JieFang Zhong Lu. We then walked back the No. 2 stop where then boarded a rather crowded #244A bus heading south to cross the Pearl River by the Jiefang Bridge. On a sad note, I noticed that my favourite music shop Synwin Music had closed, SWMBO said it was another business unable to compete with Internet shopping. We are in the midst of a retail revolution! As ever, I admired the river view as we purred over the bridge. After a few minutes SWMBO reckoned the next stop, Baogang Dadao Zhong, was ours, and amazingly it was! We stood on the pavement and SWMBO shrugged her shoulders, but I knew the way to the museum. The guitar shop is the key! We walked back about 20 metres and turned left and there in the distance were a few guitars in a shop window. We walked past this emporium of noise and then turned right at the large municipal land registry building. Look for the public toilets on the left, one of the few ‘ancient’ two-story ones left. We availed ourselves of the facility, women ‘go’ downstairs while men must climb the stairs carefully as there’s no handrail. Be aware, there’s no doors on the traps! After this diversion, we walked a few more metres past the dumpling and snack shop before turning left where to my relief I could see the doors of the museum and they were open wide. Two relieves in two minutes, not bad going! No charge for entry and no passport or id check. We then wandered around the rooms of the museum. I say we, but SWMBO isn’t too keen on these historical places, so she stopped and chatted to the boss of the museum, a very nice girl with an MA from GZ Foreign Studies University. There’s no a great deal to see, but interesting if you know what you’re looking at. There are largish four rooms around a courtyard, arranged to give a chronological history of Deng ShiCheng from his childhood during the Opium Wars, his naval training, his career, and eventually to his demise in 1894 fighting the Japanese. Each room has an English explanation, but the exhibits, mainly photos, only have Chinese captions. There’s a lovely garden at the back with the back wall resembling the side of a ship, neat! We sat in the weak sunshine and each enjoyed egg tarts and a banana which SWMBO had thoughtfully brought. There’s a smashing clean pond with lots of fish but guess who hadn’t brought food? They didn’t, however, go without as they were fed best part of one of my egg tarts. I continued to poke around the nooks and crannies of the museum while SWMBO continued to while away her time on WeiXin. There are clean toilets adjacent to the well-tended garden. After an hour-and-a-half it was time to go. Before we left though SWMBO had a last chat with the boss and her underlings while I strolled around the front courtyard admiring the reliefs in the walls. All in all, a pleasant afternoon in an interesting museum to the memory of Deng ShiCheng. By the way, the museum is wheel chair friendly friendly and the museum cat is still in residence.

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Douglas M
Guangzhou, China1,973 contributions
It's Now Open
Dec 2018 • Couples
Since the beginning of December, the weather has been rather cold and miserable for GuangZhou, where 13⁰C is regarded as chilly! SWMBO had dug out our sweaters and anoraks. However, this week was a touch warmer with the thermometer getting into the low 20’s, so I reckoned it was time to see if the museum was open. SWMBO was rather sceptical but I wanted a local trip, and if it was closed then it was closed!

Anyway, we took the #124 local bus and alighted JieFang Zhong Lu. We then walked back the No. 2 stop where then boarded a rather crowded #244A bus heading south to cross the Pearl River by the Jiefang Bridge.

On a sad note, I noticed that my favourite music shop Synwin Music had closed, SWMBO said it was another business unable to compete with Internet shopping. We are in the midst of a retail revolution!

As ever, I admired the river view as we purred over the bridge. After a few minutes SWMBO reckoned the next stop, Baogang Dadao Zhong, was ours, and amazingly it was!

We stood on the pavement and SWMBO shrugged her shoulders, but I knew the way to the museum. The guitar shop is the key! We walked back about 20 metres and turned left and there in the distance were a few guitars in a shop window. We walked past this emporium of noise and then turned right at the large municipal land registry building. Look for the public toilets on the left, one of the few ‘ancient’ two-story ones left. We availed ourselves of the facility, women ‘go’ downstairs while men must climb the stairs carefully as there’s no handrail. Be aware, there’s no doors on the traps!
After this diversion, we walked a few more metres past the dumpling and snack shop before turning left where to my relief I could see the doors of the museum and they were open wide. Two relieves in two minutes, not bad going!

No charge for entry and no passport or id check. We then wandered around the rooms of the museum. I say we, but SWMBO isn’t too keen on these historical places, so she stopped and chatted to the boss of the museum, a very nice girl with an MA from GZ Foreign Studies University.

There’s no a great deal to see, but interesting if you know what you’re looking at. There are largish four rooms around a courtyard, arranged to give a chronological history of Deng ShiCheng from his childhood during the Opium Wars, his naval training, his career, and eventually to his demise in 1894 fighting the Japanese. Each room has an English explanation, but the exhibits, mainly photos, only have Chinese captions.

There’s a lovely garden at the back with the back wall resembling the side of a ship, neat! We sat in the weak sunshine and each enjoyed egg tarts and a banana which SWMBO had thoughtfully brought. There’s a smashing clean pond with lots of fish but guess who hadn’t brought food? They didn’t, however, go without as they were fed best part of one of my egg tarts. I continued to poke around the nooks and crannies of the museum while SWMBO continued to while away her time on WeiXin.

There are clean toilets adjacent to the well-tended garden.

After an hour-and-a-half it was time to go. Before we left though SWMBO had a last chat with the boss and her underlings while I strolled around the front courtyard admiring the reliefs in the walls.

All in all, a pleasant afternoon in an interesting museum to the memory of Deng ShiCheng.

By the way, the museum is wheel chair friendly friendly and the museum cat is still in residence.
Written December 20, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Douglas M
Guangzhou, China1,973 contributions
Closed until 5th September 2018
Jul 2018 • Couples
According to the notice by the front door the museum is closed until 5th September 2018. At least it’s a trip to look forward to! Be aware it’s a bit of a devil to find, the locals know where it is but didn’t know it was closed for renovations. As with many museums it’s closed on Mondays.

The guy on the gate was very apologetic but said the recent heavy rains had made some the building unsafe and it was more than his job was worth to let a foreign devil have a look round and with that he went back to stroking the museum cat. Good man!
Written July 3, 2018
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