Overview

Tsinghua University Science Museum (in development) is the first comprehensive university museum devoted to scientific collections in China. It presents scientific objects and high-tech interactive exhibitions to reproduce the great scientific discoveries and technological inventions in the history of science and technology, as well as the brilliant science and engineering achievements of Tsinghua University in modern China. The museum will become a new part of the Tsinghua landscape for promoting science communication and stimulating scientific and technological innovation.

There will be three permanent exhibition halls: The Occident Hall (showing the evolution of science and technology of the West); China Hall (showing ancient Chinese technologies and inventions); Tsinghua Hall (showing the development of science and technology of Tsinghua University). The temporary exhibition hall will house different thematic exhibitions by collecting valuable scientific and technological objects in China and abroad.

The permanent building is located at the open space between the Tsinghua University Art Museum and the Academy of Arts & Design building, which has a construction area of 15,000 square meters, including exhibition hall of 7,000 square meters. Before construction is completed, the Science Museum houses the exhibitions temperately on the B2 floor of Mong Man-wai Humanities Building.

Tsinghua University Science Museum

Timeline

On April 24, 2018, the 31st Standing Committee of the 14th Party Committee of Tsinghua University announced to establish the Tsinghua University Science Museum (in development). On the same day, Professor Wu Guosheng was appointed as the curator of the museum.

From April 24 to April 3, 2019, the preparatory exhibition of “Century Instruments- The Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments of Tsinghua University” was held in the multifunctional hall on the first floor of Building A, the Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University.

In December 2019, ” Century Instruments – The Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments of Tsinghua University” was re-exhibited on the B2 floor of the Mong Man -wai Humanities Building.

In September 2020, “Maneuvering Numbers: The Calculating Device in the Past and Present” was launched in B204-205 of Mong Man-wai Humanities Building.

In May 2021, “Traces of Lightning: Handwritting of Pioneers in Information Science and Technology ” was lanuched in B204 of Mong Man-wai Humanities Building.

In May 2021, “Visualizing Herbalism: Images of Medicinal Plants in the East and West” was lanuched in B204 of Mong Man-wai Humanities Building.

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