Heilongjiang Provincial Museum
The largest museum in Heilongjiang Province, the Heilongjiang Provincial Museum is home to relics from early Chinese dynasties as well as the Sino-Japanese War and World War II. The museum contains three floors of exhibits, but some of the most interesting and unique are those on the first floor, which contain a wide variety of relics from Heilongjiang Province. Relics range from coins and silk from early dynasties to 20th century Japanese and Russian relics. Fossils of local animals as well as dinosaurs and extinct plants and animals are on display on the second and third floors.
The museum is housed in one of Harbin’s best preserved historical buildings, the former Moscow Department Store, which features Russian-style red domed architecture.
The Heilongjiang Provincial Museum is the best place to learn about the history of the province, particularly it’s unique history as a center of trade with Russia and the location of Japanese occupying forces during the Sino-Japanese War.
Address: 哈尔滨市南岗区红军街50号 (50 Hungjun Street, Nangang District, Harbin)
Hours: 9:00 am-4:00 pm Tuesday-Sunday (Closed Mondays)
Want to visit the Heilongjiang Provincial Museum? Join us for our Museum and Markets Tour and we’ll help you navigate the museum’s exhibits while explaining Heilongjiang’s history and answering your questions about the displays. Afterwards we’ll visit a Russian import market where you can shop for Russian food, vodka, dolls, clothes and more. We’ll stop for snacks at a local food market and visit Harbin’s historic Churin Foods Company, famous for its baked goods, sausages and wine, all local specialties. Finally we’ll enjoy a meal at an upscale food court where you can sample high quality foods from across China.