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Steel Structure Museum

Steel structure has occupied an important market in the construction industry and is an important part of modern industrial civilization. Various skyscrapers, tallest buildings, and characteristic buildings built with steel structures have become landmark buildings in various regions. From the Eiffel Tower to the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bird’s Nest, the Sydney Opera House, and the Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge… These well-known buildings are all showing the great charm of steel structure buildings. The history of steel structure buildings is not long, but it has brought great changes to modern architecture. To understand steel structure, experience steel knots, and contact steel structure, start from the Steel Structure Museum. China’s first and the world’s first museum with the theme of building steel structure and bridge steel structure opened to the public in November 2018.

China Steel Structure Museum is located in the central area of Houhai, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, covering an area of 4,468 square meters. The exhibition area is about 2,000 square meters, and it collects more than 620 pieces/sets of various collections. The key exhibits include the iron cables of Luding Bridge in Sichuan, steel components of the World Trade Center in New York, USA, rivets and cables of the Golden Gate Bridge in the United States, rivets of the Waibaidu Bridge in Shanghai, and 3D printed nodes. The exterior is based on the style of the Louvre in Paris, with a hemispherical entrance in the sunken square. The permanent exhibition is divided into five parts: Approaching Steel Structure, History of Steel Structure, Steel Structure Technology, Experiencing Steel Structure and Future of Steel Structure, which comprehensively display the development path of steel structure in the world and China, steel structure technology knowledge and future prospects of steel structure development.

What are the differences you can experience when you come to the Steel Structure Museum?

  1. Understand what steel structure buildings are, and experience steel structure through the historical stories of those famous steel structure buildings.

Steel structure is not a cold building, but a vivid story. China Steel Structure Museum incorporates touching stories such as the construction of Brooklyn Bridge by the Roebling family, the criticism of the Eiffel Tower before its completion, and the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge with a span of more than one kilometer into the museum, allowing visitors to be immersed in and empathize.


  1. Amazing cutting-edge technology.

The museum combines cutting-edge technology and uses virtual reality technology to let you feel the extraordinary feeling of standing on the top of Shenzhen Ping An Financial Center (600 meters). There are also 3D-printed steel structure components, which not only allow you to see them with your own eyes, but also to get in close contact with them. The transparent screen plays videos and exhibits together with the real exhibits, giving you a refreshing feeling.

  1. Various ancient and modern steel structure exhibits allow you to have a deep understanding of the history of steel structure.

Here, history and technology are equally important. A total of more than 500 pieces/sets of collections have been collected, which are displayed through various means such as real objects, models, pictures, texts, and multimedia. There is also an interactive experience that makes people linger. The museum relies on multimedia interactive equipment and props to let the audience “play” steel structure designers and builders, and complete the design, manufacturing and installation process of steel structure buildings by themselves. The system will also evaluate your work.

If you want to know more about steel structure or have a connection with steel structure, you can go to the Steel Structure Museum to learn more about it.