Where to go? Guide to various museums on Xiamen Island

Updated: 25 Jul 2017
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You won't be starved for choice of museums in Xiamen. There are many museums in town.  Quality varies, but there's something for everyone if you look carefully!

Here are some for your reference:
Xiamen Museum

Xiamen historical illustrations (Regular exhibitions include the following: "Exhibition on Xiamen History," "Ancient Stone Sculpture of Fujian and Taiwan," "Folk Exhibition of Fujian and Taiwan," "Masterpieces of the Museum," and more.)
Valuable antiques

Address: No. 95, Tiyu Road, near the Xiamen Culture and Art Center/厦门市体育路95号文化艺术中心
Operating hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed Mondays)
Free admission
Overseas Chinese Museum

More than 1,200 pictures and documents of all sorts,
About 2,000 rare cultural relics
More than 1,000 specimens of various rare birds, beasts, and aquatic products

Address: No. 493, Siming Nan Road, Siming District, Xiamen/厦门市思明南路493号
Operating hours: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Closed Mondays)
Free admission
Museum of Anthropology

Fascinating collection of anthropological artifacts 
The evolution of mankind and culture; the exhibitions at the acclaimed Museum of Anthropology span from pre-history to the present day.

Address: Siming Nan Road, Xiamen, inside Xiamen University/厦门大学内
Tel: 0592-2182474
Operating hours: 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Closed on weekends and public holidays)
Free admission
Whale and Dolphin Hall

Over 200 oceanic specimens

Address: No. 178, Daxue Road, Siming District, Xiamen (福建省思明区大学路178号)
Operating hours: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Wednesday and Saturday
Limited number of visitors: Up to 200 each day
Advance reservation required!
Individuals: Make reservations at least one day in advance.
Group visitors: Make reservations at least three days in advance.
Tel: 0592-2195337
Xiamen Science and Technology Museum

Mysteries of the ocean, robots, digital science,
A 4D Theatre

Address: No. 95, Tiyu Road, near Xiamen Culture and Art Center/厦门市体育路95号文化艺术中心
Ticket: RMB 30/adult; RMB 30/student
Operating hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed Mondays)
Tel: 0592-5148555
Xiamen Olympic Museum

Olympic culture and souvenirs

Address: No. 2017, Lvling Road, Xiamen/吕岭路2017号(吕岭路与环岛路交叉路口)
Tickets: RMB 45/adult; RMB 30/student
Reservation hotline: 0592-2956066
Museum of Bridges

Bridge-related science, technology, history, culture, and knowledge

Address: Beneath the east bank of the Haicang Bridge, Xiamen /厦门海沧大桥东岸锚碇
Opening Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Closed Mondays)
Admission: RMB 20 per person. Students (ID required) RMB 15 per person
Kulangsu Gallery of Foreign Artifacts
From the Palace Museum Collection
219 foreign artifacts

Address: 80 Guxin Road, near Sanqiutian Wharf/三丘田码头(Location for Hope Hospital on Gulangyu Island)/救世医院及护士学校旧址(现鼓新路80号)
Visitor capacity: Up to 2,800 visitors daily
Ticket: RMB 50/visitor
Half price for students, and the elderly who are 60 years old or above. (Valid ID documents required)
Opening hours:
9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Tuesdays to Sundays)
The museum is closed on Mondays
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Penny_XM Commented on 26 Oct 2017
Thanks for your sharing!
Penny_XM Commented on 26 Oct 2017
Thanks for your sharing!
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