Coal Museum of China
The Coal Museum of China is the only national coal industry museum in China.
The Coal Museum of China is the collection center of historical relics, coal specimens and documents of coal industry. It covers an area of 11 hectares and has a construction area of 90,000 square meters. The Coal Museum of China is divided into east and west yard, consisting of the Exhibition Hall, China Coal Science and Cultural Exchange Center, Lecture Hall, Official Building and Modern Science and Technology Institute.
The general layout of the Coal Museum of China is “seven exhibition halls and one mine”, which are the Coal Formation Hall, Coal and Human Hall, Coal Exploring Technology Hall, Modern China Coal Industry Hall, Coal Art Hall, Coal Documents Hall, Communication on Coal Industry at home and abroad Hall as well as a simulated mine. The Coal Museum of China has a history of more than 20 years. Currently, it becomes a multi-functional museum witch combines the function of promoting protecting coal relics, coal cultures, showing ancient wall pictures of Shanxi province as well as attracting tourists. Due to its unique coal culture and customized service, it ranks on the lists of the most favorable tourist attractions in Shanxi Province. There are some unique exhibitions, such as the “A Tour to the Coal Sea” and the exhibition of ancient wall paintings in Shanxi Province.
“A Tour to the Coal Sea” is kind of science exhibition showing the development of coal exploring and technology. It takes several years for the museum to promote this exhibition. In the exhibition hall, tourists can easily learn the development of Chinese coal industry. The simulated mine and 4D cinema are the highlights there. Attracted by the stereoscopic scenes and special dynamic effects, tourists can get the feeling of going back to the ancient forests. Thunders, fogs and heavy snows are so close to you. Tourists can learn how the coal resources are formed. Besides, the large-scale simulated mine is the only and the largest underground simulated mines in China and throughout the world. The facilities are real. It will vividly show tourists the development history of Chinese coal industry. Moreover, tourists can get the experience of digging coal.
The exhibition of ancient wall painting of Shanxi Province collects all the boutiques in Shanxi Province. By unique “Collocopy”, those boutiques are well copied. Among those boutiques, most of them are of great historical, cultural and art value while some of them can be traced back to 2,000 years ago. It is a good place to research Chinese ancient paintings.
Location: No.2 Yingze West Street Taiyuan City
Open Time: The museum is open for all year from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Ticket: RMB60 Per Person
Take Bus No.1, 38, 611, 809, 813, 822, 855 and 859, getting off at Yingzeqiao West Station. Tourists can get in from the north gate of the museum. Besides, tourists can also take Bus No. 308, 848, 868, 618 and 863 and get off at Yingzeqiao West Station and enter the museum from the East Gate.
I updated this article on December 25, 2012
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