Hunan Museum is the largest historical art museum in the Province. It covers an area of 49,000 square meters and has a total construction area of 91,000 square meters. It is the first batch of national first-class museums and one of eight national key museums.
Hunan Museum has more than 180,000 pieces of cultural relics, especially the cultural relics excavated from the world-famous Mawangdui Tombs of Han Dynasty, the bronze wares of Shang and Zhou Dynasties, cultural relics of Chu Dynasty, pottery and porcelain works from various dynasties, calligraphy works and paintings, and modern cultural relics.
Hunan Museum has two basic exhibitions, the "Mawangdui Han Dynasty Tombs in Changsha " and "Hunanese-Exhibition of Hunan History and Culture ", and four special exhibition halls of bronze, ceramics, painting and calligraphy, and crafts. It can show the outstanding cultural heritage of mankind.
With a focus on the protection of cultural heritage, the museum committed to spreading splendid traditional cultures and modern art. It is an important window for displaying and inheriting the history and culture of Hunan Province. After arduous efforts for five years, the newly-built Hunan Museum finally opened to the public on November 29, 2017.
The museum is free to the public.
Kids under the age of 12 need be accompanied by their parents or join the school group.
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 website, the Hunan Museum APP and WeChat Account.
Source: hnmuseum.com; enghunan.gov.cn