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“Educational”

"9.18"Historical Museum
Ranked #5 of 258 things to do in Shenyang
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Owner description: This museum commemorates September 18, 1935, the day Japanese forces invaded China and subsequently occupied Shenyang and the surrounding peninsula. It displays disturbing photos depicting the carnage of war.
Reviewed September 30, 2013

The war photos are stark and graphic, but they illustrate some of the horrors of war. War artifacts are always interesting. Very little English signage so my best recommendation is the museum provide more multi-language signage. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Mahoo95
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

We were planing to see this museum on Monday (yesterday), and everything we had seen both on the Internet and our 2013 LonelynPlanet guidebook said that it was open everyday. Well, the sign said it is closed on Mondays (not any other day). We asked several locals (in Chinese) to make sure there wasn't a separate entrance we were missing and then gave up and came up with a plan B for the day. If you are planning on going, try to confirm that it will be open and/or consider not going on a Monday.

5  Thank Heather M
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

The museum was very interesting, but very little to none was in English. Also, we were scolded when trying to take pictures, while various Chinese people were taking pics non stop next to us.

Thank IndianaNurseAngie
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

A very interesting Museum with lots of details (ok some details are very hard and disturbing) but if you go to some Museum in Europe where they show the crimes and massacres of the Nazi-Army against all the different groups, you will find similar pictures.

Hard time in North of China under the Japanese Invaders, with violence and terror. But it's a historical museum and they show the facts from the Chinese point of view and for sure the Japanese Soldiers are only dark and evil. You get a picture why the the Chinese people, especially in North China are not so "positive" about Japanese.

This is a place you must have seen if you go to Shenyang.

3  Thank Red_Chinese
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

Once again, China confirms the fact that the hate towards japanes people is still alive. This musuem (which is, not by chance, for free) is aiming at showing and explaining all the kinds of tortures, massacres and horrible things the japanese did to the chinese. The noble chinese resistence is presented in a heroic way. This museum is extremely usefull to understand the history of the relations between china and japan, but not only, it is also extremely helpful to understand the creation of the chinese identity. Definitely worth seeing.

2  Thank Erica G
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