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Distinctive museums in Shinan

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: May 9, 2022

Museums are the portals through which a city's essence can be felt. 

In Qingdao's Shinan district, there are a variety of interesting museums to visit. Let's take a closer look. 

Zhenlu Maritime Museum

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Zhenlu Maritime Museum, located at No 16 Tuandaosan Road, is a 100-year-old historical building. It houses about 600 cultural relics, the oldest of which dates back to the Song Dynasty (960-1279). The public can see roughly 400 pieces of the collections, which includes chronometers, compasses, lights, and porcelains. [Photo/Shinan culture and tourism bureau]

Jiaoji Railway Qingdao Museum

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Jiaoji Railway Qingdao Museum is located at Qingdao Railway Station – the starting point of Jiaoji (Qingdao-Jinan) Railway. It was renovated from the old railway station's bell town and opened to the public on Dec 31, 2021. The museum has five display halls with over 1,400 exhibits detailing the development of the railway and its impact on China's contemporary history. [Photo/Shinan culture and tourism bureau]

Qingdao Post and Telecommunications Museum

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Qingdao Post and Telecommunications Museum is located at No 5 Anhui Road, which is the former site of a German post office. The building was established in 1901 and is the oldest post office building in Qingdao that still stands today. The museum has a collection of more than 1,000 historical photos and items. [Photo/Shinan culture and tourism bureau]

Museum of the Former German Governor's House in Qingdao

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The Museum of the Former German Governor's House in Qingdao is a key cultural site under State protection. The building, which spans 4,083 square meters, is located at No 26 Longshan Road. Construction of the building started in 1905 and was completed in 1907. [Photo/Shinan culture and tourism bureau]