China Railway Museum - Zhan Tianyou Memorial Hall
: 中国铁道博物馆 - 詹天佑纪念馆
Badaling Special Region, Beijing
: Northwest to Tiananmen Square
: 69.9 km away from the city center Tiananmen
Bus at Badaling Station
China Railway Museum is a professional science and technology museum of China railway system. It now has three branch exhibition sites: Zhengyangmen Museum, Dongjiao Museum and Zhan Tianyou Memorial Hall. Each museum has its own characteristics. And all these three museums are all playing their functions as protecting our railway historical heritage, popularizing railway technology literacy knowledge, advocating railway construction achievements.
-Zhan Tianyou Memorial Hall is located at the foot of the famous Badaling Great Wall. It was selected and built by one of the founding fathers of People's Republic of China, the old minister of Chinese railway ministry Lv Zhengcao in 1987. The building covers about 2,800 square meters with the exhibition area 1,850 square meters and 2,000 pieces of collections. The exhibitions represent the whole life of Zhan Tianyou and the development and results of modern Chinese railway through objects, pictures, charts, sand table model, recovery of the sites, multimedia video, touch-screen and other forms and means. The memorial hall is the miniature of Chinese hundred years' railway.
Why got its this name
Zhan Tianyou (1861-1919) was born in Nanhai County of Guangdong Province. He hosted the construction of the earliest railways like Beijing-Zhangjiakou, Sichuan-Hankou, Guangzhou-Wuchang. He is the technology pioneer in modern Chinese history and the distinguished patriotism engineer.
Function or value in the past
The predecessor of China Railway Museum is the Science and Technology Museum of China railway system, which was established in 1978. It was held by Ministry of Railway of People's Republic of China. The main task at the beginning of the establishment of the museum is to carry out the plan of cultural film and television, exhibitions, making models and other work.
Contemporary themed exhibitions
In September 2003, Science and Technology Museum of China Railway System changed the name into China Railway Museum. After several years' development, the function of China Railway Museum has been turned from single exhibition into collection, preservation, research, exhibition, broadcast and other professional projects. It takes charge in protecting the railway cultural heritage, broadcasting railway scientific and technological knowledge, advocating railway development results, collecting railway historical heritage, collecting, preserving, exhibiting, editing on the research results.
08:30 - 16:30
Stop ticketing at 16:15
Closed on Mondays from November to April
No video and no photos for heritage
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Views from Travelers
It's in south of Badaling railway station and it mainly exhibits the achievements and the situation of Ren railway. I got a lot about the railway and history knowledge.
Before going to Badaling Great Wall, I went to the memorial hall. It's nice.
The first railway designed in China is designed by Zhan Tianyou. It's mainly about the life of Zhan Tianyou.
There is special hotel in Zhan Tianyou Memorial Hall. Dinning, meeting, relax, entertaining facilities are completed. The meeting hall can hold about 30 people.
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