The Tianjin Museum, with a hundred years history, re-opened to the public in 2007 and was designate a first class national museum in 2008. The new museum has a modern architectural external appearance and contains all kinds of historical collections.
The Tianjin Museum was first established in June 1918 with 20,000 collections.
The new location of the museum, at the Tianjin Culture Center, was opened in 2012, with five floors above ground and one below.
The museum covers a total area of 64,003 sq m and has a 2,800 sq m temporary display area in which some special themed exhibitions are held.
The Tianjin Museum is a comprehensive museum which has nearly 200,000 items including art and historical materials, ancient bronze wares, potteries, calligraphy, paintings, jade wares, royal seals, traditional Chinese stationery, oracle bones, coins, stamps and folk artware.
It features 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, eight relics-themed exhibition halls displaying calligraphies, paintings, jades, the Chinese blessing culture, Chinese stationery, and folk arts and crafts are also set in the museum.
Address: No 4 PingjiangDao, Hexi District, Tianjin
Website: http://www.tjbwg.com/cn (Chinese)
Open hours: 9:30 - 16:30 (No admission after 16:00),
Closed on Mondays (except those fall on national holidays)
Online ticket booking: http://www.tjbwg.com/cn/register.aspx (Visitors must register first)