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Address: Humen Town, Guancheng District, Dongguan 523932, China
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08:30 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 08:30 - 17:00

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A comprehensive guide of Opium Wars history

It is so good that there is such thing in China as free meseums. You'll have to take a ticket anyway, otherwise a security wouldn't let you in, no idea why :) Outside it's a nice... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Faina N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is so good that there is such thing in China as free meseums. You'll have to take a ticket anyway, otherwise a security wouldn't let you in, no idea why :) Outside it's a nice picturesque area with monuments and a tiny temple dedicated to Lin Zexu (the opium trade oppositioner). The museum itself is quite big, 3 floors... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing free museum, which changed my view on China and it's history. Must visit if ever visiting Dongguan!!!

1 Thank spaceolympics
Barrie, Canada
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107 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

This is a great museum that is really well set up. The only problem is that its really hard to get to. really enjoyed the free english narrative audio that you need to take. Great history session.

1 Thank Dan99191
Sudbury, Canada
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

When I heard about this area I wanted to go. Being a Canadian I knew very little of what happened outside the textbooks from history class. Seeing it with my own eyes, was another thing. A wonderful time out. Learned a lot. Worth a visit. Well kept and well maintained.

1 Thank TheTravelingTerry
Paris, France
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125 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

to visit and spend unhurried, repeat unhurried, time whilst browsing through the multifloor exhibits. The Chinese viewpoint is well presented despite a clear heavyhandedness and mild exaggeration on some aspects, but I ramble. Do see THIS museum above all others in the region.

1 Thank requedieu
Fountain Valley, California
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2015

Didn't get to go inside, but was amazed by the view from the outside. Will definitely go inside on a future visit

1 Thank Cory D
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2015

Worth a visit to understand how Hong Kong became part of the British Empire. Well maintained museum with interesting artefacts.

Thank Hydrogels
Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Great history lesson! Free to enter museum but the staff mending there are reaaaallly reallly moody. Opium war relics bring to life the struggles of the Chinese during turbulent times

2 Thank Ferdy T
Zipaquira, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

History of the Guangdong region and context of the "foreign influences" on 4 floors of the museum. Also small outdoor historical exhibits of agriculture implements, and a poster/photo display of the modern day anti-narcotics enforcement. Entrance is free.

1 Thank soenghei
Western Australia, Australia
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We really enjoyed the Opium Museum. At first we thought it was so-so by looking from outside but do yourself a favour and venture inside and then into each of the buildings. In the main museum hall get the audio headset which just needs to be secured with a refundable deposit. It is in English and takes you through the... More 

2 Thank Fiona S

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