Tianjin Natural History Museum is an integrated museum, which included animal, plants, ores as well as paleontology and paleoanthropology. Up to now its specimens collection of verity is the largest in the nation, numbering over 38 million, among which more than 1000 are of the national gradeⅠandⅡ. Most of them are the collector's item—model specimen. Tianjin Natural History is welcoming the friends from all circles with its new image and good service.
Tianjin Natural History Museum began in 1914 with its original name “Musee Hoang-Ho Pai-Ho”. She enjoys great prestige both at home and abroad for its age-old history, rich collection and distinguished excellence in scientific researches and discoveries. Specimens kept by the museum that include living beings and geology fossil, forms 3 major characteristics. They are characterized by its rich sources in culture, collection are rich and distinguished scientific research discoveries. All the specimens have been gathered together within this museum for the use in research, exhibition and international exchange.
In the interest of this legacy, the Municipal People’s Government rebuilds this museum in1997. The new museum occupies a title of 20,000 m2, with the main building taking up 12,000m2. On the 1st of October 1998, it has opened to public. The new museum was praised by the leaders of central Government and Municipal Government, craft brothers from home and abroad as well as people from all circles. The setting of the new museum was also get the praise from experts and was rewarded by the National Cultural Relic Bureau with "National Top 10 Exhibition Pith”.