China Maritime Museum is the only national maritime museum approved by the State Council of the People’s Republic of China and jointly built by the Ministry of Transport of China and Shanghai Municipal Peoples’ Government. Located by the Dishui Lake in Lingang New Town, Pudong New Area and occupying a land area of 24,830 square metres, it has a total floor space of 46,434 square meters, including an indoor display area of 21,000 square meters and an outdoor display area of 6,000 square meters.

Boasting the largest and highest-class of its kind in the country, China Maritime Museum functions for cultural relics collection, academic research, social education, exhibition and science popularization. With “navigation” as the theme and “historical items” as the basis, it is composed of six exhibition halls, two special exhibition zones, two science movie theatres and a children’s amusement centre.

By contrasting the past, present and future of China’s maritime industry, the Museum aims to foster the brilliant civilization and fine traditions of the Chinese nation, carry forward the spirit of “Patriotism, Good-neighborliness, Friendship and Scientific Navigation” and create a unique cultural atmosphere of Shanghai international shipping centre.