Museums in Shenzhen

Writer: Liu Yangyang  |  Editor: Nan Nan  |  From: EyeShenzhen 

(This article was updated on Sept. 1, 2021)

Although Shenzhen is a young city, it has a long history and rich culture. This fact, however, is often overshadowed by the city’s technological fame and modern glamour.

Here, EyeShenzhen editors list out some of the most interesting museums in Shenzhen.

1.Shenzhen Museum

Shenzhen Museum is a comprehensive museum, and it has become an important cultural landmark of the city. It shows more than 6,000 years’ history of human activities and marine development. The migration history of Cantonese and Hakka people is also displayed here.

Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (closed on Mondays)

Admission: Free

Venue: Shenzhen Museum, Block A, Civic Center, Futian District (福田区市民中心A区深圳博物馆新馆)

Metro: Metro line 2 or 4, Civic Center Station (市民中心站), Exit B

2.Zhizheng Art Museum

Zhizheng is one of the largest private museums in China. It collects more than 10,000 pieces of relics worth totaling 30 billion yuan. Collections include ancient and contemporary paintings, chinaware, bronzeware, ancient furniture, sculpture, etc.

Hours: 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Admission: Free

Location: 5/F, Block A, KK100, Luohu District (罗湖区京基100大厦A座5楼)

Tel: 2228-4032

Metro: Metro Line 1, Grand Theatre Station (大剧院站), Exit B


3.Nantou Ancient City Museum

More than 300 pieces of cultural relics displayed in Nantou Ancient City Museum shows the history of Shenzhen since East Jin Dynasty (317-420).

Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Admission: Free

Venue: No. 2, Nantou Jiaochang, Nanshan District (南山区南头较场 2 号)

Bus: Take bus 105, 201, 367, 310, 301 to Nanxin Footbridge

4. China Merchants Group Museum

The China Merchants Group Museum shows the history of an important enterprise. Thanks to its large amounts of documents, it has become a very popular tourist site.

Hours: 9 a.m. – 12 a.m., 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Venue: No. 21, Yanshan Road, Shekou, Nanshan District (南山区蛇口沿山路 21 号)

Bus: Take bus 70 to Lanxigu Stop (兰溪谷站) or Bus 113 or 331 to Technology Building Stop.

5.Huanggang Museum

What are displayed in Huanggang Museum record the history of Huanggang Village. Also, visitors can see the present development and the future plan of the village here.

Hours: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Admission: Free

Venue: Culture Square, Huanggang Community, Futian District (福田区皇岗社区文化广场)

Bus: Take bus 28, 103, 202 to Huanggang Community

6.Xiasha Museum

Xiasha Museum presents Xiasha’s 800-year-long history. There are precious documentaries about famous people in Xiasha,as well as paintings by famous artists on display.

Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Tickets: Free

Venue: 1/F, Xiasha Multi-function Culture Building, Futian District (福田区下沙多功能文化楼 1 楼)

Bus: Take bus 337, 26, 369, m433 to Shangsha stop (上沙站), then take a 700-meter walk

7. Dapeng Geological Park Museum

Favored by kids, the museum provides not only gorgeous scenery, but also an amazing exhibition hall. It features a 3D theater screening popular science films. Replicas of dinosaurs are on the mountains behind it, giving its visitors sensational experience as in the Jurassic Park.

Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday, closed on Mondays (special occasions excepted)

Venue: Dapeng Peninsula National Geological Park, Shenzhen

Buses: Take E11, 833 to Nan’ao Station, and then take M274 to Xin Da Cun Wei stop

8.Chung Ying Street Museum

If you go to Chung Ying Street, you can’t miss its museum which documents the 100-year history of the place. As the merging place of eastern and western culture, it has a vibrant and complicated history worthy of knowing by everyone in Shenzhen.

Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Closed on the first three days of Chinese lunar new year)

Venue: No.9 , Huancheng Lukou, Shatoujiao town, Yantian District

9.Migrant Workers Museum

As Shenzhen’s population consists of non-locals mostly, The Labor Workers Museum aims at memorizing the contribution of migrant workers in the construction of Shenzhen.

Hours: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Venue: 6 Yonghe Rd., Shangwu Community, Shiyan Subdistrict, Bao’an District (宝安区石岩街道上屋社区永和路 6号)

Bus: Take bus K533, M206/795 to Shiyan bus stop

10.Zhenxiqi Museum

The Zhenxiqi Museum exhibits ancient bronze ware, pottery, 18th century silver ware, and paintings.

Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Venue: No. 29, Wanjing Building, Shajing Center road, Bao’an District (深圳市宝安区沙井中心路万景楼内 29 号楼)

Buses: Take bus 650/656/780/781, b637, b6774, m237, m254, m292 or m333 to Shajing Civil Square stop (沙井市民广场站) 

11.Dongjiang Troop Memorial

The memorial was built to commemorate the valiancy and sacrifices of Dongjiang Troup, which made great contribution during the 8-year-long War of Resistance Against Japan.

Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Venue: Dongzong Road, Pingshan Street, Pingshan New District

Bus: Take bus 356 or 360 to Tuxiang stop

12.Hakkas Folk Customs Museum

Also called “Hehu New Residence”, the Hakkas Folk Customs Museum shows how the Hakka people developed the east part of Shenzhen, displaying valuable relics on culture, folk customs and architecture.

Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Venue: Hehu Xinju, Luoruihe North Street, Longgang Street, Longgang District

Bus: Take bus 358,B751, M278, M307 or M308 to Longyuan Lukou, and walk to the museum. 

13.The Museum of Engraving Arts of China

As the first professional Engraving Arts Museum of China and the biggest one of its kind around the globe, this museum shows its visitors a most beautiful collection of this special art form.

Location: Guanlan Engraving Arts Village(深圳观澜版画村)

14.Shenzhen Paleontological Museum

Like a giant rock castle in appearance, this specially designed museum is always ready to show its visitors a great collection of paleontological fossils systematically and lively.

Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed on Mondays)

Venue: Xianhu Botanical Garden, Luohu District

Bus: Take bus 382, 218, 220, 214 or 64 to Xianhu Park stop

15.Dapeng Ancient Town Museum

The museum is actually the Dapeng Ancient Town itself. As a unique museum, it incorporates multiple functions to provide its visitors an unforgettable journey.

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Venue: Pengcheng Community, Dapeng Street, Dapeng New District

Bus: E11, 364 or 818 to Dapeng Street stop, and then take a bus to Dapeng Ancient Town

16.Xibaolou Celadon Ware Museum

As the first private museum in Shenzhen, Xibaolou is the only museum in the world which specializes in the collection of caladon ware. It exhibits more than a thousand pieces of caladon ware throughout the history of China.

Hours: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Admission: Free

Venue: No. 2095, Bao’an Road south, Luohu District (罗湖区宝安南路 2095 号)

Metro: Line 1 or 2, Grand Theatre Station (大剧院站), Exit D

17.Nantou Tianhou Palace Museum

The Tianhou Palace offers gorgeous view of Chiwan and interesting exhibits.

Hours: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Venue No.9, 6th Chiwan Road, Chiwan Community, Nanshan District

Bus: Take bus 226 or 355 to Tianhou Palace stop

These are only some of the museums in Shenzhen. To know more, keep exploring the city!