The Weapons Museum of Nanjing University of Science and Technology
Address: 200 Xiaolingwei Street, Nanjing, Jiangsu province
Hours: 8:30-11:30, 14:30-17:00 (Monday-Friday)
The Weapons Museum of Nanjing University of Science and Technology was set up at the end of the 20th century. Zhang Aiping, former minister of national defense and vice premier, inscribed the museum’s name in 1992.
In 2003, the university planned to build a new building for weapon teaching on its Xiaolingwei campus to better promote education about patriotism and its own history. The project was completed in 2005 with a floor space of 11,000 square meters, including a 6,000-sq-m museum.
Through its precious exhibits the museum enables visitors to get a better understanding of the history of weapons and military knowledge, helps raise public awareness of national defense and supports research on weapons and related talent cultivation in China.
The museum has collected more than 6,000 exhibits of artillery, light weapons, fuses, military communications and optical equipment. The collection displays the history of weapons developed by different countries since World War I, including homegrown weapons and equipment.
The exhibits also demonstrate the evolution of industrial civilization and military science and technology and record the Chinese people's heroic struggle against foreign invasion and their fight for democratic independence.
In the artillery exhibition hall on the first floor, there are more than 100 ancient guns, anti-aircraft guns, rockets, howitzers, recoilless guns, mortars and aerial guns, and visitors can get a close-up look at over 270 guns including pistols, rifles, antiaircraft machine guns, heavy cannons, 500 plus fuses in 128 categories and over 500 projectiles in the two exhibition halls on the second floor.
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