Jilin Provincial Museum

The Jilin Provincial Museum located in Changchun City, Jilin Province, covers an area of 2,000 square meters (about 21,528 square feet). The museum is built on the original palace site of the Emperor Pu Yi, last emperor of the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911) who later became a puppet emperor of Manchukuo during the Anti-Japanese war (1931 - 1945). The museum has many sections with exhibits from the Paleolithic Age (from 3,000,000 B.C.) and Neolithic Age (about 10,000 years ago) through the Yuan Dynasty (1271 - 1368) to the Qing Dynasty.

Among more than 2,000 exhibits, historic and cultural relics excavated in Jinlin Province predominate. Generally speaking, its range from Wangfutun Man in Prehistoric Times (one million years before) to the Opium War (1839 - 1842) reflects the historical development of Jinlin Province. Included is a collection of calligraphic masterpieces and paintings by famous Chinese poets and painters in ancient times. Works by painters such as Zhang Daqian and Qi Baishi, are also displayed. The Jilin Provincial Museum also searches for and gathers paintings handed down from ancient times but not collected by the Qing Dynasty government. Additionally, tourists can see jade, porcelain, bronze articles and lacquers. These items were excavated in Jilin Province: iron armor, a bronze board ornament, a pair of white jade earrings and a bronze harness of the Gaojuli People (a frontier ethnic people in northeast China), a bronze mirror with inscriptions of the Khitan People in the Liao Dynasty (916 - 1125), a purple glazed bowl of the Jing Dynasty (1115 - 1234) and a fresco facsimile from a princess's tomb. These relics conjure up images of the rich cultural development of Jinlin Province.

Jilin Provincial Museum exhibits glorious stories of Chinese heroes during the Anti-Japanese War (1937 - 1945). The heroes struggled courageously against Japanese aggressors in northeast China and sacrificed their lives for the liberation of their motherland. These stories reflect an unyielding and sublime spirit.

Jilin Provincial Museum holds special displays of different themes. With its variety of relics, the museum attracts a constant flow of visitors from both home and abroad.

How to get to Jilin Provincial Museum

Take Bus 334 to Wutongjie and you will see the museum.

Entrance Fee Free
Opening Hours 9:00 - 16:30;
Closed on Mondays except holidays.
- Last updated on Aug. 29, 2023 -
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