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Great museum of a Qing Dynasty financial institution

In the period of the Republic of China, Zhang Zuolin and Zhang Xueliang held the former site of the... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2017
Yekaterinburg, Russia
An interesting look at banking in Shenyang

This museum has an interesting look at China's banking history. It also houses an interesting... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
George N
Shenyang, China
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No.8 Shaoshuaifu Alley, Chaoyang Street , Shenhe District, Shenyang 110011, China
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

In the period of the Republic of China, Zhang Zuolin and Zhang Xueliang held the former site of the Frontier Bank. A German designer designed the interior to appear as it did during the Qing Dynasty, and construction was completed in 1930. In 1996, it...More

1  Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed 14 October 2017

This museum has an interesting look at China's banking history. It also houses an interesting collection of currency from around the world.

Thank George N
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Don't get caught taking pictures of the coins or notes. The staff doesn't speak english and they don't like it. Also the english translations are a bit bumpy. However you get a good idea what everything is all about. And looking at how the coins...More

1  Thank Asset B
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

If you like money ,this is the place to be in Shenyang .This was the headquarter of the defunct Frontier Bank during the 1900s.It was the private bank of northern warlords .The next door neighbour is the House of Zhang. The Finance Museum exhibits various...More

Thank ManfreddNg
Reviewed 7 October 2016

To really see everything in this museum would take at least 3 days. There is so much information from beginning of time till today's advanced financial instruments. It is a great place to visit and it shows clearly how worthless fiat money can be. There...More

Thank AndrewYew
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

The financial museum incorporates a few different exhibitions in a number of rooms and floors. There's the small exhibition of the history of the building itself as the Frontier back established in 1960's (and Zhang Xuenliang's personal bank) . Then there's the history of currency...More

Thank Pengilld
Reviewed 14 December 2015

I was sure this would be a Museum with just a few small exhibits and outdated. Boy, was I wrong. Their large collections of world coins and currency shocked me. They had a lot of really nice exhibits and nothing was boring. I generally go...More

2  Thank howardxp1
Reviewed 9 July 2015

This museum is very thorough and detailed, you can walk through the vaults and they even have the old bank preserved with wax people on display to give you a great visual of banking life many years ago. The only thing i didn't like about...More

1  Thank IndianaNurseAngie
Reviewed 24 January 2015

As you walk into this museum, you are immediately hit with a bank filled with life size wax figures portraying the normal banking day during the 1930's. This is a very impressive display and from afar, looks look real people inside a bank in historical...More

Thank chanyu1
Reviewed 15 January 2015

The lobby is full of fairly realistic looking wax people who are dressed in old fashioned clothing. The museum was more extensive than my interest in the topic but I liked the two sided glass panes that you can see almost all of the currencies...More

Thank Charlotte B
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