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Opium War Museum

Open Now: 08:30 - 17:00
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Opium Museum

My husband and I found this to be very interesting. Worth a trip. Nice for visiting family and... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Dongguan, China
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Well worth a visit

Nicely done and very comprehensive, though a little sobering for British visitors confronting a... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having heard about the Opium wars and not thought about them too much. It was a real eye-opener. Although the information boards were partisan the extent and volume of information were damning. Another black mark for `The British Empire`

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank crazee2015
Reviewed 28 September 2018

There I was casually glancing at the map of NanSha when I noticed this museum across the Pearl River not too far the enormous HuMen Bridge. Up to now SWMBO and I have been to many museums in GuangZhou where there are exhibits from the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank douglasm62
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

My husband and I found this to be very interesting. Worth a trip. Nice for visiting family and friends The grounds are very pretty.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank mitzigilreath
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Being from Australia, I did not know much about the Opium War, I found it informative and interesting. An eye opener about the British invasion of the world! Most of my students found it interesting, but mainly enjoyed the ponds where the opium was destroyed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank kylieau
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

A great place to learn about the colonization efforts of foreign powers and the struggles with opium. One can understand the forces which shaped China and Hong Kon!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Arnold C
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Nicely done and very comprehensive, though a little sobering for British visitors confronting a colonial past. Very well maintained and well worth a visit to learn more about this pivotal episode in recent Chinese history.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank RoadWarrier99999
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

I wasn't expecting much when I first looked the museum up. However it's a really interesting place that for free is good value. It's also quite interesting seeing the Chinese version of events during the opium wars (I'm english)

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Robert G
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Good piece of defining history and coupled with a local museum- tranquil atmosphere a good trip. Painful to get there from GZ though. Best to get a yellow taxi or took took from the train station/bus station-little or non existent signs in English make it...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Anthony W
Reviewed 19 January 2018

This place shows the lake in which tons of opium was destroyed, a memorial to the hero who did it, and a museum, all in one place - and its free! You have to bring an ID or passport though. Although the outside things are...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank margitmargalit
Reviewed 6 January 2018

It is an informative museum on the opium trade, prohibition, Chinese public opposition to opium, exhibit of opium smoking tools and pipes, and history of the opium wars. It has an exhibition area of approximately 5,000 square metres and houses more than 1,500 cultural relics,...More

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank KodoDrummer
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