Introduction

Introduction

Affiliated to the Chinese PLA Navy North Sea Fleet, Chinese Navy Museum (“The Museum”) is located at No. 8, Laiyang Road, Qingdao, covering a land area of 151 mu (about 10 hectares) and a sea area of 223 mu (about 15 hectares). Built in 1988, the Museum was officially opened to the public on Oct. 1, 1989.

  • All Cultural Relics 2300
  • Level-I 17
  • Level-II 3
  • Level-III 2

As one of the three military museums and the only navy-themed museum in China, the Museum is a base for education in patriotism, national defense and ocean conception, a platform to publicize and exhibit naval history and achievements, and a window for foreign contacts of the navy. Currently, there are nearly 4,000 cultural relics in collection, including 17 national Level-I cultural relics, 2 Level-II cultural relics and 3 Level-III cultural relics. The significant exhibits include: the wooden torpedo boat taken by Premier Zhou Enlai when he reviewed the naval fleet of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLA Navy) in August 1957; the Hong Qi limousine and private plane for Xiao Jinguang, the first commander; the warship “Anshan”, the first destroyer of PLA Navy; the warship “Yingtan”, the only self-developed 053K-type air defense frigate of China, which served in the naval battle on Mar. 14, 1988; the warship “Jinan”, the first self-developed missile destroyer of China; the submarine “Changzheng No. 1” (“Nuclear Submarine 401”), the first self-developed nuclear submarine of China; the first-generation seaplane of Chinese Navy; the first-generation supersonic trainer of China, and the first-generation anti-submarine helicopter of China, etc.

In Jun. 2012, the Museum started its reconstruction and expansion. Currently, the main part of the Museum, including the main exhibition hall and the office building, has been basically completed, and the indoor decoration, integrated planning and other works are in progress. Upon completion, the Museum will be officially opened to the public with a brand-new look.