Tianjin Post Museum


Updated: 2019-05-27


Tianjin is the birthplace of China's modern postal service. On top of that it was once the center of China's modern postal management and organization. 

In 1878, the British German, Gustav von Detring, General Officer of the Tianjin Customs and Taxation Department, founded the "Tianjin Customs Correspondence Hall” in the official building of the Jinhai new customs (now No. 2 Yingkou Road) and began to receive and send Chinese and foreign public mails. It was the earliest postal organization in China. 

In July of the same year, it issued China's first set of stamps - the Great Dragon Stamps for whole country. On October 9, 2010, the Tianjin Post Museum was officially inaugurated and opened. This European-style building was once the location of the Customs Post Office and the "Tientsin Post Office" where the Qing Customs tried to pilot postal services. It is a precious architectural relic in the history of modern Chinese postal services and a historical witness to the establishment and development of modern Chinese postal services. 


The exhibition area of the Tianjin Post Museum is about 1500 square meters and is divided into four exhibition halls: Preface Hall, Posthouse and O ther Communication Organizations Hall, Postal Hall and Philatelic Hall. The contents of the exhibition are divided into five stages in the time span, namely, the ancient post period, the modern post creation period, the Qing post period, the Chunghwa post period and the people's post period. 

The exhibition hall introduces the historical changes of Tianjin Post over a hundred years through texts, objects, photographs and statues. The collection of cultural relics includes China's first set of stamps - the Great Dragon Stamps, and other precious historical relics in China's postal history including Feral manuscripts, which came to light only a century later in 1991 (it is said that Feral was the designer of the Great Dragon Stamps).

Address: No. 109 Jiefang North Road, Heping District 

Telephone: (+86)022-23310386

Opening times: 9:00-16:00 from Tuesday to Sunday (Closed on Monday)

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