Tianjin Museum lying in Yinhe Plaza in the Hexi District is the largest museum in Tianjin. Covering an area of more than 50,000 sq meters, it exhibits a range of precious cultural and historical relics. The museum is now functioning as a modern building for the art collection, as well as a place for education, leisure and sightseeing.
Why the Tianjin Museum is special
Due to the unique architectural style of the museum, whose appearance resembles that of a swan spreading its wings, the museum is becoming one of the city' iconic buildings. The three-story building is a combination of Chinese and Japanese architectural style. Besides enjoying the rare historical collections, visitors could also have a chance to see the sunshine coming from the feather-shaped skylight in the dome.
Tianjin Museum highlights
Tianjin Museum has an extensive collection of ancient Chinese fine arts and relics reflecting Tianjin's history. There are nearly 200,000 collections of precious historical and cultural art and relics, including calligraphy, paintings, bronze ware, ceramics, jade ware, seals, ink stone, Jiagu (bones or tortoise shells with inscriptions of the Shang Dynasty), coins, historic documents, local folk art works, and so on. Tianjin Museum enjoys a good reputation in China as well as abroad. There are three permanent exhibition halls, respectively the Rare Treasures (exhibiting ancient bronze wares, jades, calligraphies, paintings, porcelain, arts and crafts, and articles of this kind), the Ancient Tianjin (exhibiting Tianjin’s history from the Old Stone Age to the semi-late Qing Dynasty), and the Modern Tianjin (showing Tianjin’s development in the last 100 years from the Opium Wars to the founding of the People’s Republic of China.). Besides, there are eight relics-themed exhibition halls which display calligraphies, paintings, jades, the Chinese blessing culture, Chinese stationery, and folk arts and crafts.
Address: Yinhe Square, Tianjin, China
Opening hours: 9:00 am - 16:30 pm (closed on Monday)
How to get there: Take Buses No. 662, 668, 686, 868, 912, 835, 800, 47. Or take Metro Line 5 or 6 and get off at Wenhua Zhongxin Station; take Metro Line 10 and get off at Yinhe Square Station.