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Ningbo Museum, Ningbo

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The Ningbo Museum, also known as the Yinzhou Museum or the Ningbo Historic Museum, is a museum in the city of Ningbo in Zhejiang Province, China. It is located in Yinzhou District and was opened on December 5, 2008. The museum focuses on Ningbo area history and traditional customs.ArchitectureNingbo Museum is designed by Wang Shu, the first Chinese citizen to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2012. The design is a conceptual combination of mountains, water and oceans, as the East China Sea has played an important role in the history of Ningbo. Features of Jiangnan residences are integrated into the museum design by decorations made from old tiles and bamboo.The first floor of the museum is constructed as a whole part, while the building starts to tilt on the second floor, giving the whole building a mountain and also a boat shape. This design alludes the geographical feature in Ningbo as well as the importance of over-sea commerce in its history, thus making the museum a symbol of Ningbo history and culture.The outer wall decoration of Ningbo Museum is made in two ways. Some walls are decorated by millions of tiles collected in local areas. This sort of decoration itself was a common way of building an economical house in old days in Ningbo when cements are not introduced. Other walls are decorated with cement-covered bamboos. It is reported that Ningbo Museum was the first museum built with large number of used materials. Ningbo Tengtou Pavilion in Shanghai World Expo also employed the similar decoration.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Nice place to visit when in Ningbo. Multiple floors from art to history, all very well presented. Parking is available underground or if a light day you can park anywhere around the Museum. Guards are...  more »
  • Most recent Chinese architectures are designed by Western architects using shinning and sleek material. This museum is build by discarded tiles, bricks, and enameled pieces designed by native Chinese ...  more »
  • 闲来无事,逛逛博物馆,入场免费,展品还是很多的,许多提现了宁波当地的文化特色,蜡像也栩栩如生。博物馆外部的建筑还是很有风格的,在博物馆对面就是鄞州公园。 
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  • Ningbo Museum was designed by Pritzker prize winning architect, Wang Shu. The building is amazing and well worth visiting. The surrounding parklands are lovely in Spring.
  • 很有力量的建築!
  • Wonderful museum. Well worth a visit....or 3.
  • Museum full of artifacts and well organized, with friendly and helpful staff.
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  • 非常喜欢,建筑很漂亮,位置就在鄞州公园旁边,消遣不错的地方。内部环境也很好,去过好几次了,展览的主题也时常换。