CY Tung Maritime Museum

CY Tung Maritime Museum information

Shànghǎi , China
Jiāotōng University, 1954 Huashan Rd; 华山路1954号交通大学内
+86 21 6293 2403
Getting there
Metro: Line 11 to Jiaotong University
Opening hours
9am-5pm Tue-Sun
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Named after the Shànghǎi-born shipping magnate, this small but fascinating museum in Jiāotōng University explores Chinese maritime history, with model ships, ancient compasses and early trade-route maps. A large portion of the 1st floor is devoted to Zheng He, the 15th-century admiral and explorer who was born a Hui Muslim in Yúnnán; was later captured and made a eunuch at the Ming court; and eventually went on to command vast Chinese fleets on journeys to east Africa, India and the Persian Gulf.