The China Customs Museum

The China Customs Museum is a national-level specialized museum directly under the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China. It is located at No. 6 Jianguomen Inner Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing.


The museum has seven departments, including the office, the collection management department, and display department etc. The aim is to protect customs cultural relics,display customs culture, research customs history. In April 2002, the General Administration of China Customs made a major decision to prepare for the construction of the China Customs Museum. On March 28, 2010, it officially started construction in Beijing. On September 29, 2013, it was opened to the customs inner system. On March 30, 2014, it officially faced the society.


The main exhibition area of the museum covers an area of about 8,000 square meters. The basic exhibition is located on the first and second floors of the main exhibition area, including Qianqiu Ancient Pass, Modern Customs and Modern Customs. The special exhibition hall and temporary exhibition hall are located on the basement level. There is also a special exhibition hall for the “Customs 902” ship.


The China Customs Museum has more than 32,000 pieces of collections, including more than 13,000 pieces of objects and more than 5,000 photographs, covering important customs artifacts from the Warring States Period to contemporary historical periods. Among them are the "Guan" word Wadang, the Guangdong Customs Twelve Silver Ingots, the 1894 "China Lighthouse Map", the Dalong Stamp, Li Hongzhang inscribed "JINHAIXINGUAN" wooden plaques and other customs Historical relics, there also have the first appointment book of the General Administration of Customs of China, the "Customs 902" ship and other contemporary customs artifacts, as well as smuggled items such as snow leopard specimens and northeast tiger skins seized by the customs.