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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.
Ningbo 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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  • The museum is huge and most important, the entrance is free of charge. Perfect for children to learn about history and culture of Ningbo  more »
  • great museum to visit to understand ningbo city. It has a rich history story and also easy to access. A great park also!  more »
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  • Nice place specially the terrace and the translator machine provided by museum authority for free which describe about each and every things shown there.
  • The museum has an impressive architecture. The facade of the building is made from the bricks of the old city walls. There's a beautiful park around the museum. It is definitely one of the places to visit when you are in Ningbo.

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