The China Port Museum. /中国港口博物馆。[Photo by Qiu Wenxiong]邱文雄摄
By Jin Lu
Located in Beilun District, Ningbo, the China Port Museum is the largest and most prestigious port-themed museum in China.
With a focus on port culture, the museum integrates exhibitions, education, collections, research, tourism, international exchanges, and other functions. Embodying internationalism, professionalism, and interactivity, the museum has become not only a cultural base for telling the stories about port history, culture, and maritime civilization, but also a cultural anchor of the Maritime Silk Road in the new century.
The architectural design inspiration of the museum was drawn from a conch. Its streamlined modeling is extremely modern. All of these factors combine to boost the novel image of Ningbo as a booming port city, where versatile leisure and education services for the promotion of maritime civilization and port culture are provided.