Shenzhen Museum is located in Futian District, which is close to Lotus Mountain Park in the north and next to the Shennan Avenue in the south. It is a comprehensive museum mainly based on topography. It is also the Shenzhen Cultural Relics Collection Center and the History Research Center of Zhenzhen. Shenzhen Museum was founded in 1981 and opened since 1988. It covers an area of approximately 37,000 square meters, with a construction area of 18,000 square meters.
Layout of Shenzhen Museum
The Shenzhen Museum is composed of four separate buildings, including an exhibition building, a cultural relics building, an audio-visual hall and an office building, forming an architecture complex with modern facilities and functions.
The exhibition building is the center of the whole museum. It has 4 stories with 24 meters high.
There are 32 exhibition halls in the exhibition building, with a total area of 3,500 square meters, which are spirally distributed around the central hall. The floor of the main walkway is paved with British Burlington polished bluestone slabs and the ceiling tops are paved with Japanese aluminum.
Exhibitions in Shenzhen Museum
Ancient Shenzhen Exhibition Hall aims to spread culture and knowledge to people. Through the different exhibitions and display, the ancient Shenzhen’s history was outlined. The history of human development, marine economic development in Shenzhen for more than 7000 years, Shenzhen’s urban history for 1,700 years, and the coastal defense’s history for more than 600 years are all shown to people in details. The models, photos, charts and multimedia digital methods are combined to show the historical development of ancient Shenzhen.
The Modern Shenzhen Exhibition Hall locates on the second floor and has an exhibition area of nearly 1,400 square meters. It shows the modernization process of politics, military, economy, culture, society, religion, education and other aspects in Shenzhen.
Shenzhen Folk Exhibition Hall exhibits the traditional folk culture dominated by Cantonese and Hakka folklore. Since ancient times, due to the development of the maritime economy and the Maritime Silk Road trade, the city also forms the diverse marine cultural customs.
The Sea life Exhibition Hall has 200 square meters. There are a total of more than 1,000 marine biological specimens and paleontological fossil specimens.
The Wildlife Exhibition Hall has an exhibition area of 500 square meters, where exhibits more than 1,000 pieces of various wild animal specimens, some of which are rare in the world. The animal specimens here are divided into three categories: beasts, birds and butterflies. The exhibition introduces the wildlife knowledge to people and advocate people to protect wild animals.