The Coal Museum of China

Admission:

RMB 30 per hall

Hours:

8am-6pm daily; last tickets sold at 5pm

How to get there:

Located at 2 West Yingze Main Street (Yíngzé Xī Dàjiē, 迎泽西大街2号). Buses 1, 38, 52, 308, 611, 618, 809, 813, 822, 855, 848, 859, 863, 865, 868, 903, and 905 all stop by the museum.

Website:

www.coalmus.org.cn/ (In Chinese)

Phone:

(86 351) 618 0108

Taiyuan has long been a coal town (at least as far back as the 10th century). The Coal Museum of China (Zhōng​guó​ Méi​tàn​ Bó​wù​guǎn, 中国煤炭博物馆) explores the development of coal mining from its ancient history into modern times. Historical relics, interactive exhibits, paintings and a life-size recreation of a coal mine tell the story of what still remains an important industry in Shanxi Province.

 

 

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