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Lushun Japan-Russia Prison Site Museum

Updated: Oct 11, 2018 Print


The entrance of Lushun Japan-Russia Prison Site Museum in Dalian, Liaoning province [Photo/VCG]

Lushun Japan-Russia Prison Site Museum was established on the site of Lushun prison in July 1971, in Dalian, Northeast China's Liaoning province. The site is well-preserved and the museum is of great historical and educational significance.

Lushun prison was initially built by the Russians in 1902 and expanded by the Japanese in 1907. Surrounded by four-meter-high and 725-meter-long red walls, the prison had 275 cells, 15 workshops and one gallows.

At its peak, more than 2,000 people were held in the prison, including Chinese and foreigners from Japan, North Korea and Russia who opposed the Japanese War of aggression. On Aug 15, 1945, Japan unconditionally surrendered and the prison was closed.  

The museum site has been attracting 400,000 visitors annual since 2013. Many historical exhibitions are also regularly held at the museum.


A corner of the prison museum in Dalian [Photo/VCG]

Scenic Spot level: AAAA

Opening hours: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm (May 1 to Oct 10)

             9:00 am to 3:00 pm (Oct 11 to April 30)

             Closed on Mondays and Chinese New Year Eve

Recommended duration for a visit: two to three hours

Ticket price: free

Tel: +86-411- 86610675

Address: No 139 Xiangyang Road, Lushunkou district, Dalian, Liaoning province

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