Thinking of traveling to Tianjin in Northern China? Then consider beelining for the acclaimed Tianjin Natural History Museum for one wonderful display of history & science in one colossal edifice.
Come the year 1914, the present site of the Tianjin Natural History Museum was utilized solely for the purpose of storing stuffed birds and dinosaur bones and was overseen by the French missionary, Paul Emile Licent who was passionately fond of natural history. As 1957 dawned, the Museum which was initially referred to as Musee HongHo PaiHo was renamed the Tianjin Natural History Museum.
Location and opening hours
The Museum is found on the western end of Machang Road with its address reading as 206, Machang Road, Tianjin, China, 300074. For those wanting to enter Tianjin Natural History Museum which is one of the finest Tianjin attractions around, then it would be wise to make a note of the opening times which are from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm, Tuesday through Sunday.
Within its four walls, a staggering 380,000 geological and biological specimens are housed and further, divided into 6 halls that make for one astounding sight. Be it animal ecology, aquatic creatures, insects to marine shellfish; this popular tourist stopover should not be missed out on under any circumstance. Notably, the impressive dinosaur exhibit at the Paleontology Hall would make you pause and ponder as to how life once was on planet Earth.
The Museum plays host to a number of hassle-free facilities including a rest area and audio-visual center whose services might be availed of. Also, should you be a foreign national staying at Pan Pacific Tianjin, then you can choose from 3 audio tours including one in English to act as your constant companion and aid as you traverse through the well-laid-out halls of Tianjin Natural History Museum.