Qingdao Beer Museum (Tsingtao Brewery)

Qingdao Beer Museum, which lies on the old site of the Tsingtao Brewery Company, which is a world-famous manufacturing enterprise special in brewing. German Beer Company Qingdao Branch established in 1903, China’s first brewing factory that built with European technology was the predecessor of the Tsingtao Brewery Company. At present, the Qingdao Beer Museum owns 55 brewing factories and malt factories in 18 cities and provinces in China. The one-hundred-year old Tsingtao Beer has created its own history and culture.

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Situated at No.56, Dengzhou Road, Qingdao Beer Museum is the first one of its kind in China, the construction of the museum provides a spectacular showcase for the local beer to oversea visitors, and has become the pride of the local people.

Summing up the many merits of the same kind museums in many developed countries, the museum was designed by an outstanding architect and designer utilizing both Chinese and western culture. The project started in 2002 and completed in 2003, and was presented as a gift to the local Brewery Factory upon its 100th anniversary. Utilizing the century-old German architecture and equipment, it integrates the history, development and modern techniques of Tsingtao beer, making it a world-class one.

Qingdao Beer Museum is an Occidental two-storey red building constructed in 1903 by Germans and is one of a few typical Gothic constructions within the city. In the museum, one can see historic sepia and black & white photographs; appreciate the cultural relics from both home and abroad and see samples of Qingdao beer kept from different eras. The four huge copper brewing vessels are kept in Qingdao Beer Museum and were manufactured in Germany and were in use until their decommissioning in 1995. Historical artifacts donated by the descendants of both German and Japanese staff are especially precious and absorbing. Here, you will have the opportunity to get close to the mysterious origins; the long history of brewing and instruments used.

In the manufacturing and technology area, the historic buildings, facilities and the original workshops and scenes of production brings Qingdao Beer Museum to life. Brewing ingredients like barley, brown malt and hops are also on display. Sculptures of staff in the workplace vividly represent the making process. The first floor of this multi-functional space can comfortably accommodate more than 100 visitors, providing both wine-tasting and shopping opportunities. Visitors can also sample the various freshly brewed beers and buy a great variety of souvenirs.

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Since its opening, Qingdao Beer Museum has received countless domestic and foreign tourists, including both national and international statesmen. The superb environment, high quality of service and distinctive charm has made it a leading light of domestic industrial tourism.

How to get to Qingdao Beer Museum

Take Bus 205, 217, 221, 604, or Sightseeing Bus 12 to Qingdao Pijiu Bowuguan (Qingdao Beer Museum).
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Entrance Fee Jul. - Sep.: CNY 60
Oct. - Jun.: CNY 50
Free for children under 1.4m (4.6 feet).
Opening Hours Jul. - Sep.: 8:00 - 18:00
Oct. - Jun.: 8:30 - 17:30

- Last updated on Jan. 11, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Qingdao Beer Museum (Tsingtao Brewery)
Asked by Hannah Burckhardt from GERMANY | Jan. 11, 2023 06:14Reply
E-mail adress to contact because of copyright for pictures
Dear Qingdao Beer Museum,
I am an intern at the city museum Tübingen, Germany. We would like to use two pictures on which you have the copyright in a digital map of our city. We want to make an exhbition about colonialism and China's und Germany's history. Can you (or someone else reading this) give me an e-mail adress of the museum, so I can contact them?
Hannah Burckhardt
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Answered by Rosie | Jan. 11, 2023 17:16

I don't know their official email address. Maybe you can contact them through phone. Here is their phone #: 86-532-85711119. Hope it will be helpful.
Asked by Mar from AUSTRALIA | Apr. 11, 2022 16:18Reply
Tsingtao Brewery Tour
Hi, how often do they run the Tsingtao Brewery Tour? Is there a daily schedule, like every hour? How long is the tour including the beer tasting? Thank you
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Answered by Rose | Apr. 22, 2022 00:42

Hi there, what fo you mean by brewery tour? The museum is open most of the year and you will have a chance to taste some of the best beer during the visit.
Asked by Michael from MALAYSIA | May. 08, 2019 09:32Reply
Hi, i'm staying one night in Qingdao. I will be arriving in there on the 26th May.
And will be leaving on the 27th May morning to airport. I wanted to visit the Tsingtao Brewery Museum, but not too sure what hotel to stay as i afraid it might be to far away from the city because I also wanted to check out QD famous location on that day/night since this is my first time to QD. Can you recommend me which hotel is suitable for me based on the above requirement, and lastly how much is the entrance fee to the brewery per person?
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Answered by Ryan from USA | May. 09, 2019 01:56

It is suggested to stay near Zhanqiao, which is the must-see attraction in the city. The Oceanwide Elite Hotel located at No. 29, Taiping Road, Shinan District is recommended. You can visit other attractions from the hotel easily and only 30mins is needed to the museum by Bus Line 307/225/25.
Asked by Mana from SINGAPORE | Mar. 23, 2019 19:04Reply
How to get to Qingdao beer museum from Liuting Airport?
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Answered by Stella from DENMARK | Mar. 28, 2019 00:33

You can take shuttle bus no.702 from airport to Huayang Road Bus Stop. Walk south around 1km to find the museum.
Asked by Sasidhar Reddy Punugoti from INDIA | Oct. 11, 2018 00:21Reply
what is the best to vist in Qingdao ?
I am traveling there from 5 Nov to 11th Nov 2018, In this period i will get free time only on 6tth and 10th , suggest me best place to visit and i want buy something Chinese Traditional things which i want keep at my home for ever.
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Answered by Rena from USA | Oct. 15, 2018 01:04

Lao Mountain, Trestle bridge, Golden Beach, May Fourth Square, Sea park, The Beaches... are top places to visit. You can buy some shell carving pictures kept at home.
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