Tianjin Museum


Updated: 2019-05-27


The Tianjin Museum is a comprehensive museum of history and art. Founded in 1918, it is one of the earliest museums established in China. Its founder Yan Zhiyi (1882-1935) was a famous educator in modern China. 


In 1914, Yan Zhiyi went to San Francisco to attend the Panama World Expo. After returning home, he founded the museum with Li Qinxiang. After several twists and turns, finally on June 1, 1918, the Tianjin Museum officially held an exhibition. From 1928 to 2004, it underwent many relocations, renaming and merging, and was finally named the Tianjin Museum. 


In 2012, the new Tianjin Museum was built in the Cultural Center. The interior design of the new building incorporates the concept of crossing the time tunnel and connecting the windows of the future of museums. The museum has multiple exhibition halls and large international reporting halls. It is the largest public welfare cultural institution and foreign cultural exchange window in Tianjin, integrating collections, protection, research, displays and education. 


The permanent three basic displays of Tianjin Museum include "The Origin of Tianjin Culture", "Tianjin-An Epitome of China in the Past Hundred Years" and "Selected Rare Relics Collected by Tianjin Museum" , which show the historical processes of Tianjin from the end of Paleolithic Age to the middle and late Qing D ynast y (1636-1912), and highlight the historical significance and important position of Tianjin in the process of China' s modernization. It also showcases the rich material remains accumulated by the Chinese nation in the process of thousands of years of civilization.

Address: No. 62 Pingjiang Road, Hexi District 

Telephone: (+86)022-83883000 

Opening times: 9:00-16:30 from Tuesday to Sunday (Closed on Monday)

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