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Breakup museum tells stories of lost love

Updated : 2019-05-08

By ( chinadaily.com.cn )

The Museum of Broken Relationships in Harbin has attracted more than 15,000 visitors since its opening in April 25.

The museum was founded by Liu Yan, a post-95 woman, who invested 200,000 yuan ($29,535) into the project. Liu said she opened the museum to offer solace to those who have been hurt emotionally and to find a home for love-related items.

Liu has collected about 100 items from 50 people after listening to their stories. Items include a large doll, couple rings, a half-knitted scarf, an unusable mobile phone, and a new wedding dress. All the items and stories have special meaning to the donors and are meant to inspire visitors in a variety of ways.

"People can store love-related items here for free. If people want to retrieve the item later, I am very willing to return it to the original owner,” said Liu in an interview.

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A visitor poses for a photo in the Museum of Broken Relationships in Harbin on May 6. [Photo/chinanews.com]

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Visitors leave notes on a wall in the Museum of Broken Relationships in Harbin on May 6. [Photo/chinanews.com]

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Visitors write out their own love stories at the Museum of Broken Relationships in Harbin on May 6. [Photo/chinanews.com]

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