Tianjin Museum is the largest museum in Tianjin, China, exhibiting a range of cultural and historical relics significant to Tianjin. The museum lies in Yinhe Plaza in the Hexi District of Tianjin and covers an area of about 50,000 sq meters. The unique architectural style of the museum, whose appearance resembles that of a swan spreading its wings, has meant that it is quickly becoming one of the city' iconic buildings. It is built to be a large modern spot for the collection, protection and research of historic relics as well as a place for education, leisure and touring.
The Tianjin Museum has an extensive collection of ancient Chinese fine arts and exhibits on Tianjin's history. There are nearly 200,000 collections of valuable historical and cultural art and relics, including calligraphy, paintings, bronze ware, ceramics, jade ware, seals, ink stone, Jiagu (bones or tortoise shells with inscriptions of the Shang Dynasty), coins, historic documents and relics of modern times, local folk art and so on, among which there are nearly 1000 first-class cultural relics. Tianjin Museum enjoys a high reputation at home and abroad by large variety and good quality.. Periodic exhibitions will be held by turns.
Tianjin Museum covers an area of 30 square km with 3layers, shaped like a flying swam, is the biggest comprehensive museum in Tianjing, and gathers both historical and artistic precious collections. The Tianjin Museum is a three-storeyed building. The building of the Tianjin Museum is a product of the cooperation between China and Japan. From the designing schemes put forward by twelve designing institutes, both domestic and foreign, the related specialists have finally chosen the scheme put forward by a Japanese designing office and the Swan comes out of its egg. From the hall on the ground floor, you can get to the top floor, the Historical Exhibition Hall, directly by the staircase. You can not only enjoy the rare historical collections but also enjoy the sunshine coming from the feather-shaped skylight in the dome. In a word, it offers epoch-making beautiful scenery that can be compared favorably with the Sydney Opera House.
As the symbolic cultural installation of the city, Tianjin Museum plays a very important role in collecting, protecting, study and exhibition. Staff of Tianjin Museum will wholeheartedly give different exhibition of fine works for people all over the world. If you want to know more about China culture, Tianjin Museum can not be missed on you itinerary in the city, for it is not a place to continue Tianjin’s local history, but also an art palace to show the Chinese civilization.
【Chinese name】: 天津历史博物馆
【How to get there】: Take Buses No. 662, 668, 686, 868, 912, 835, 800, 47. Or take Metro Line 5 or 6 and get off at Wenhua Zhongxin Station; take Metro Line 10 and get off at Yinhe Square Station.