Navy Museum opens for CPC’s centennial, showcases historical achievements
Published: Jun 27, 2021 02:00 PM
Photo: Xinhua

Photo: Xinhua

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Communist Party of China (CPC), the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy opened its new museum in Qingdao, East China’s Shandong Province, on Saturday, showcasing the historical achievements of the PLA Navy has made under the leadership of the CPC.

The museum has more than 4,000 pieces of cultural relics, over 1,200 pictures, and nearly 100 artworks such as sculptures and paintings, museum curator Zhang Libo said at the opening ceremony, the Xinhua News Agency reported.

The exhibitions throw light on the major battles, significant events, development of armament and role models in the PLA Navy's history, Zhang said.

Song Zhongping, a military expert and TV commentator, told the Global Times that the museum as a patriotic education and defense education base is able to foster public understanding of the PLA Navy’s great achievements under the leadership of the CPC.

The museum contains three major exhibition areas: indoor exhibition area, land equipment exhibition area and maritime ship exhibition area. The vessel exhibition area on the sea displays the replica of the warship Changjiang produced on a scale of 1:1, as well as China’s first Type 051 homemade destroyer Jinan, and Type 09I nuclear submarine the Changzheng 1, according to Xinhua.

The PLA Navy Museum was rebuilt from a previous Naval Museum, covering an area of more than 10,000 square meters.