Constructed just before the centenary birthday of Zhou Enlai on February 28th, 1998, the Memorial to Zhou Enlai and Deng Yingchao is located at a beautiful landscape of the Water Park well-known for its enchanting scene and natural environment. The Memorial has a rich collection of rare and valuable cultural relics housed in a floor space of 13,000 square metres in an area of 70,000 square metres. Its main exhibitions are divided into three exhibition areas: the Exhibition Hall; the Special Exhibition Hall in the reproduction of Xihua Hall, Zhongnanhai, Beijing; and the Exhibition Hall of Special Plane. The Exhibition Hall houses the exhibition of Zhou Enlai’s life: “People’s Premier Zhou Enlai” and the special exhibition of Deng Yingchao: “Deng Yingchao, the Pioneer of Chinese Women’s Movement in the 20th Century”. Xihua Hall is a reproduction of original furnishings and there is a theme exhibition of cultural relics: “The Great Mind” there. The Exhibition Hall of Special Plane displays Premier Zhou Enlai’s special plane, No. 678, IL-14, presented by the Soviet Union government, now a second class national historical relic. The Memorial lively illustrates glorious lives of two great figures, Zhou Enlai and Deng Yingchao, highlighting their outstanding characters and noble minds of devoting their whole lives to people and motherland by well organized exhibitions and local characteristics in Tianjin.
The Memorial to Zhou Enlai and Deng Yingchao is the model national education base of patriotism, the national education base of anticorruption and the first class national museum.