Brief information on Opium War Museum
Situated in Humen Town in south Dongguan, the museum has a wide collection of various historical materials of Opium Wars and the relics of Lin Zexu’s opium-destroying operation during that period. It has been awarded as an AAAA National Scenic Area and is one of the top 100 National Patriotism Education Base Models in China. You can learn the story of Lin Zexu, a famous Chinese scholar and official who dealt a huge blow to the opium trade during the Qing Dynasty.
The main attraction in the museum is the exhibition building, which covers a total area of about 2,400 square meters. Shaped like an emplacement, it highlights many pictures and materials about the Opium Wars and its protagonist, Lin Zexu. On the second floor, there is a huge cubistic painting so vivid that one experiences what it was like to be on the battlefield of the Opium Wars. The painting applies advanced technologies of sand table, sound, light, and electricity to showcase the turbulent period.
In addition, the museum holds some exhibitions about drug control, modern art, science and technology, and ethnic customs.
*You can download the bilingual note to show it to a taxi driver or someone else to find your way to Opium War Museum if you plan to visit Opium War Museum and have language problems.
Address: No. 88, Jiefang Road, Humen Town
Transportation: take bus No. 223 or 228
Admission: CNY 10
Phone: 0769-85505670 85512065
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