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The Tianye Pavilion Museum beside Moon Lake is China's oldest surviving private library (with a fascinating history) and one of the three oldest family libraries in the world.
Once at the complex there are all sorts of treasures such as a mahjong museum and a beautiful golden palanquin hidden in different ancient pavilions amongst the gardens.
Although we had visited tea museums and tea houses before, we found this one particularly attractive.
Had a quick visit due to time constrictions, but managed a lovely tea ceremony and a walk through the museum, staff excellent and spoke excellent English, there is also a beautiful little shop selling all things t...
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Ningbo Museum Ningbo
Stunning building, interesting historical exhibits and some stunning Tang celedon #527 bus that runs down Jiefang South Street past Drum Tower takes you to within 10 minutes' walk of the museum.
The museum shows the history of China from ancients days to the modern history.
It puts many European museums to shame.
here you can find out... Very big and charming museum, many things to see, beautiful garden inside to relax and nice tea shop to relax...
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I've been to more than 20 provincial museums over the years and they all have the stone age to present archeological stuff.
The Wulin Branch is a modern museum complex shared with the Natural History Museum downtown, near the river.
Hangzhou Museum Hangzhou
This museum is well-located next to the Chenghuang tourist site on Wushan.
Also nearby (just cross the canal bridge) is a complex of other museums (fan museum, scissors and sword museum).
Having visited Grand Canal water villages in Suzhou, Shanghai and Wuzhen this museum this has given me a much broader perception of Chinese engineering, ingenuity and the ability to get things done.
Also visit the other museums in the complex and the nearby Grand Canal Museum.
West Lake Museum Hangzhou
We had less than desirable weather so we spent time at the museum versus being out in the cold.