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Hunan Provincial Museum


No.50 Dongfeng Road, Changsha, Hunan Province.

Reasons to visit

The most comprehensive history and art museum in Hunan Province.

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Opening Hours

  • Tuesday~Sunday: 9:00a.m.~5:00p.m.;
  • Monday and Chinese New Year will be closed.

Hunan Provincial Museum is the largest comprehensive historical and art museum in Hunan Province. It is situated in Kaifu District, Changsha. A large number of ancient and modern cultural relics are on display in the museum, such as the cultural relics excavated from the Mawangdui Han Tombs, bronze wares of the Shang and Zhou dynasties, pottery and porcelain wares, paintings and calligraphic works of past dynasties, and many modern and contemporary cultural relics, thereby being listed as the largest historical and artistic museum in Hunan Province, as well as one of the first eight National Foremost Museums eligible to be co-constructed by central and local governments.

Surrounded by green trees, Hunan Provincial Museum has a fine environment .Its new exhibition building which was completed at the end of the 20th century is simple in form, but is marked for its magnificent grandeur. With its unique style, it presents the rich undertones of Hunan culture and serves as one of the landmarks of Changsha, which is a city with a long history. 

Permanent Exhibition

• Exhibition of collections in Mawangdui Han Tombs
On view here are 284 cultural relics that are the soul of the Han tombs at Mawangdui, which will lead you through history to taste the mystery and magnificence of Chinese.

• Exhibition of collections in Shang and Zhou dynasties
Bronzes of the Shang and Zhou Dynasties found in Hunan hold an important position in China' bronze culture. This exhibition of Shang and Zhou Bronzes Found in Hunan displays 72 carefully selected bronzes and 11 jade objects unearthed together with the bronzes. 

• Exhibition of Ceramics from Famous Kilns
The ceramics industry in Hunan has a long history and has obtained a unique position in its own right. The ten thousand year old pottery shards unearthed at Yuchanyan in Dao County are among the earliest of their kind ever discovered in China. Hunan began producing celadon porcelain around the mid-Eastern Han Dynasty.

• Exhibition of Paintings in Ming and Qing Dynasty
There is a large collection of paintings of the Ming and the Qing Dynasties in our museum. Among them, there are works of painters that have never been shown anywhere else in the country. Although these paintings, we exhibit here, are only a small part of all the paintings of the two Dynasties, they show the basic development thread of the painting art and the artistic style of painting of the Ming and the Qing Dynasties.

• Exhibition of Ten New Major Archaeological Discoveries
This exhibition shows rich and various aspects of artifacts, including quantity, variety, form, cultural meaning, historical and scientific value and so on.

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