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5 free museums in Xiamen

Updated: Aug 14, 2018 chinadaily.com.cn Print
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The Xiamen Museum has a very comprehensive collection, showcasing 30,000 items of cultural relics. 

There's a saying that the most convenient way to learn about a city is to take buses in the city and visit its museums.

The former allows you to learn about the city in the moment, while the latter allows you to understand its history.

Here are the five free museums in Xiamen where visitors will gain a thorough understanding of the coastal city' history.

Xiamen Museum

Founded in 1983, Xiamen Museum was located in Gulangyu Island, the most renowned scenic spot in the city, and was relocated to the Xiamen Culture and Arts Center in Siming district in 2007.

Covering 25,300 square meters, the new museum is six times larger than the original, and displays 30,000 pieces of cultural relics, mostly featuring porcelain, paintings, calligraphy works, jades, and stone carvings.

Opening hours: 9 am – 5 pm (no admittance after 4:30),Tuesdays to Sundays

Address: No 95 Tiyu Road, Siming district, Xiamen

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