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Hunan Museum

 

After arduous efforts for five years, the newly-built Hunan Museum was finally open to the public since November 29, 2017. 
 
A few notices visitors should know before visit. 
The museum is free to the public. 
Kids under the age of 12 need be accompanied by their parents or join the school group. 
 
Opening Hours:

From Tuesday to Sunday, 9:00—17:00 (last entry at 16:00) 
Closed on Mondays (except statutory holidays) and on Chinese New Year's Eve. 
 
The following two permanent exhibitions are free of charge: 
The Mawangdui Han Dynasty Tombs in Changsha 
Hunanese-Exhibition of Hunan History and Culture 
 
How to visit:

Please take your passport or other valid identity documents to the Ticket Office first to get a ticket. The security check is needed before entering into the galleries.

 

You can also book tickets at the official website of Hunan Musuem http://www.hnmuseum.com/, or via the Hunan Museum APP and its WeChat Account.

 

Getting Here

 

1.Location of the Hunan Museum: 

 

No. 50, Dongfeng Road, Kaifu District, Changsha City, Hunan, China 

 

Postal Code: 410005 

 

The Map showing the location of the museum 

 

2.Buses:No. 131, No.112, No.146, No.150, No.358, No.113, No.901, No.136, No.203 

 

3.Metro: 

 

Metro Line 1: get off at Peiyuanqiao Station Exit No. 2, and then take the buses No.112 or No. 222, or No. 901 to reach the museum. 

 

Metro Line 2: get off at Yingbin Road Station Exit No. 5, and then take buses No. 131, or No. 113, or No. 146 to reach the museum. 

 

4.From the Airport: 

 

Option A: Take the airport shuttle bus at Changsha Huanghua International Airport to the Civil Aviation Hotel and then transfer the Bus No. 136 to the Hunan Museum. Walk to the north for about 300 meters, and then you can arrive at the gate of the museum. 

 

Option B: take the maglev train from Changsha Huanghua International Airport and arrive at Changsha South Railway Station. Then transfer Metro Line Two and get off at Yingbin Road Station. Take buses No. 131 or No. 113 to get off at the Hunan Museum bus stop. Walk to the north for about 300 meters, and then you can arrive at the gate of the museum. 

 

Introduction to the Museum

 

As the largest history and art museum in Hunan province, the Hunan Museum covers an area of 49,000㎡, with the building area reaching 91,000㎡. It is one of the first batch of national first-level museums and one of the first eight national museums co-funded by central and local governments. 
 
For several decades, the museum as a cultural landmark in Changsha city, has attracted millions of visitors. It not only presents the Chinese civilization along the middle reaches of the Yangtze River but also serves as a unique window for people to understand the development of the civilization in Hunan province as well as to appreciate the mysteries of Hunan culture. 
 
With a history over half a century, the Hunan Museum has made remarkable achievements in exhibitions, social education, public services, development and innovation of cultural and creative products, operations and management. It has become one of the most influential museums in China and one of the most advanced museums in the international arena. 
 
Collections and Exhibitions

 
Boasting abundant collections, the museum houses over 180,000 artifacts, which feature the cultural relics excavated from the world-famous Mawangdui Tombs of Han Dynasty, the bronze wares of the Shang and Zhou Dynasties, cultural relics of Chu State, pottery and porcelain works from various dynasties, calligraphy works and paintings, religious objects, handicrafts and cultural relics of modern times.
 
In order to fully display these cultural treasures in the museum, the Museum conducts in-depth research on the cultural relics and stages two permanent exhibitions and four themed exhibitions by utilizing modern display technology. The two permanent exhibitions are The Mawangdui Han Dynasty Tombs in Changsha, Hunanese-Exhibition of Hunan History and Culture. The four themed exhibitions cover the themes of bronze wares, ceramics, calligraphies and paintings, and crafts respectively. 
 
In addition, the museum will introduce and launch various special exhibitions from abroad with rich content. It showcases civilizations and splendid cultures around the world as well as displays and spreads the culture of Hunan province. It has already established itself as an institution with high professionalism specialized in display and communication among the general public and maintained close ties with them. 
 
Source: hnmuseum.com/en
 
Updated on July 20, 2018