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  • Nov.1st to Mar 30th. From8: 00 30-17: 00
  • Apr.1st to Oct 30th. From8: 00: 30-17: 30
  • Address: Guangdong Dongguan Humen
  • town Jiefang Rd No.88
  • Telephone number: 0769-85512065
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Museum Introduction

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The Museum, named Opium War museum、the Lin Zexu Memorial in Humen、 Sea Battle Museum, is located in Hemen town,Dongguan city,Guangdong province. It is a museum of historical sites and special subject. The Site of the Pits where Lin Zexu had opium destroyed and The Ruin Site of Humen batteries, under its administration are important historical relic units under state protection, with 800 thousands square meters. They are the witness of the history.
The Opium War Museum was built in 1957 and was first named “Lin Zuxu Memorial”. It was renamed “Anti-British Memorial for Humen People in Opium War” in 1972 and was later denominated as “Lin Zexu Memorial in Humen” in 1985. Finally we named it “the Opium War Museum”, for the management of the ruins. We founded the Shajiao Batteries administrative office in Jul. 1987 and Weiyuan Batteries administrative office and Jan. 1988, which respectively administer the The Ruin Sites of Shajiao and Weiyuan Batteries. The Sea Battle Museum was opened for public in Dec. 1999.
The responsibilities of the Museum are to collect, research and display the historical materials of the event that Lin Zexu had opium destroyed and Opium War, and protect the related cultural relics of the Pits Ruin Site where Lin Zexu had opium destroyed and The Ruin Site of Humen batteries, which were used to hold activities about patriotism education for people.
The basic exhibitions of the museum are “Display of the opium prohibition and history of Opium War”, “The exhibition on Sea Battle during the Opium War” and “Half view painting of Sea Battle at Humen”.
Lin Zexu Memorial in Humen lies in the Zhenkou community of Humen town ,within which the Pits Ruin Site where Lin Zexu had opium destroyed is the historical relic of opium destroyed in 1839.It includes gateway、exhibition building、group statues of anti-British、Lin Zexu’s bronze、Humen monument for opium destroyed、Anti-British cannon and so on ,which builds the strong historic atmosphere.
The Sea Battle Museum inscribed by Jiang Zeming lies in the south of Humen town, which are comprised of Exhibition building 、Oath square 、the long embankment for enjoying the sight of the sea and so on .The basic Exhibition of “Sea Battle during the opium war” was awarded “the best design award in the ten competitive works in 2001.” By means of the modern display way with the combination of art 、sound and light , Half view painting of” Sea Battle at Humen” has strong expression and infection. “Display of National wide education for drug prohibition” is the important place for callan. The Sea Battle Museum is regard as one of the national drug bases of prohibiting drugs.
The ruin site of Shajiao batteries lies in Shajiao community, Humen town, the ruins well preserved are opened to the public such as Shajiao gateway、Binghai fort、Lingao fort、Buyu fort、the tomb for the devoted soldiers、Lin Zexu monument、Contribution cannon、Ke Fubo cannon and so on .Shajiao batterie is the important strategic place for guarding Zhujiang, which is near by sea and has beautiful scene.
The ruin site of Weiyuan batteries lies in the south of island community, Humen town Weiyuan, including Weiyuan、Zhenyuan、Jingyuan、Nanshan Ding、Shetou Wan、E’yi and so on, which constitute the three-dimensional coastal defense system and was regarded as “the great wall on sea in south china”.
For years, with the correct leadership and strong sustain of superior director dept., Opium War museum insists on carrying out the policy of “Protection crucial、saving first, rational using、strengthen management “ ,working hard for cultural relic protection and making the best of material to hold patriotism education .It welcomes about 1 million person-time inside and outside country audience. President Hu Jintao and 70 leaders of laws have visited the museum. In 1996, six central committees including State Educational Committee, Civil administration department, Cultural department, State Administration of Cultural Heritage, the Communist Youth League, Military General Political Department, publicized opium war museum “the basis of national wide patriotism education”. And so did the Central Propaganda department in 1997. In Jan. 2004, it owned the “State AAAA level scenic spot” by National Tourism Administration. In Jul. 2004, the Central Propaganda department, civil administration department, Ministry of personnel and Cultural department appraised it “the excellent unit for the basis of National wide patriotism education”.