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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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  • Firstly, I was attracted to visit this museum was because of its outer look, something very unique for me. And it turned out as a great museum with huge collections. They have few floors with differen...  more »
  • The building has been made by recycling the building materials from the housing that was on the site prior to the Museum making it architectural interesting. Inside the exhibits are well maintained, h...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Nice architecture, big and wide museum with rich collection. Drawback is lack of english translation
  • Nice place
  • good looking.
  • 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.
  • Wonderful museum. Well worth a visit....or 3.