Address: 610 Haitian Avenue, Dinghai district, Zhoushan
Hours: 9am-5pm (Last entry at 4pm)
ClosedMondays (Except for national holidays)
General admission: Free (some temporary exhibitions and lectures need tickets)
The Zhoushan Museum is a state-owned comprehensive museum and a public welfare institution. It was originally established in the 1950s, and has collected more than 10,000 items such as porcelains, jade articles, calligraphies, paintings, paleontological fossils and many other types.
On Dec 27 2014, the museum reopened to the public in the new building located at the Zhoushan Marine Culture and Art Center.
The new museum uses modern designs and technologies to show Zhoushan’s exceptional natural resources, unique folklore culture and long history. One of the permanent exhibitions on the first floor is "Beautiful Homelands – a Display of Zhoushan Natural Resources". It shows the geological evolution of Zhoushan and its natural environment and resources.The second floor exhibition is"Fishing Custom & Sea Charm –a Display of Zhoushan Marine Culture". This exhibition systematically shows the folklore culture of Zhoushan which has been deeply influenced by the sea. The third floor is the exhibition "Past Events of the Islands -- a Display of Zhoushan History". It tells sequentially how Zhoushan developed from a rustic island to today’s new area.
The Zhoushan museum also has two exhibition halls for special and temporal exhibitions on the first and third floor.
Edited based on the English introduction of the Zhoushan Museum official website