Hangzhou Museum

Hangzhou Museum is a museum reflecting the historical changes of Hangzhou City. It is to the east of West Lake of Hangzhou City in Zhejiang Province, adjacent to Wushan Square and Qinghefang Ancient Street, covering an area of 24,000 square meters (28,703 square yards), a building area of 13,000 square meters (15,548 square yards). It has a collection of more than 10,000 pieces, covering ceramics, calligraphies and paintings, jade, seals, coins, stamps and other cultural relics. The Hangzhou Museum has six regular exhibitions with different themes.
 

General History Exhibition

It is located in the South Hall of Hangzhou Museum. With the theme of “the most memorable is Hangzhou”, it systematically shows the historical development of Hangzhou in five parts: Prehistory to Six Dynasties (222 – 589), Sui and Tang Dynasties (581 – 907), Song Dynasty (960 – 1279), Yuan (1271 – 1368), Ming (1368 – 1644) and Qing Dynasties (1644 – 1911), and the Republic of China.
 
The General History Exhibition is mainly to capture the highlights of Hangzhou's history and culture, showing 8,000 years civilization and 5,000 years construction of the city.

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Paintings and Calligraphies

It is located on the second floor of the North Hall of Hangzhou Museum. As we all know, the beauty of Hangzhou lies in the West Lake. This exhibition mainly displays the works of famous calligraphers and painters in Hangzhou from the Ming (1368 – 1644) and Qing (1644 – 1911) Dynasties to the early Republic of China. These works all express the author's praise and appreciation for the beautiful scenery of the West Lake. And the hall also displays the beautiful scenery of the West Lake with large LED screen. Visitors can enjoy the West Lake by enjoying historical works and watching the West Lake scenery displayed on the electronic screen.
 

Ancient Study Supplies

It is situated on the third floor of the North Hall of the museum. This exhibition mainly displays the ancient Chinese stationery, which is the embodiment of Chinese traditional culture. There are mainly study supplies, stationery treasures, gold and stone seals, masters' letters, Ming and Qing furniture. Visitors can learn about the details of ancient Chinese life through the visit.
 

Immovable Cultural Relics

It is seated on the second floor of the North Hall. The immovable cultural relics exhibition mainly constitutes the parts from ancient buildings, ancient tombs, former residences of celebrities, modern representative buildings and stone sculptures, cliff inscriptions, etc.
 

Unearthed Cultural Relics

 It is lied on the first floor of the North Hall of Hangzhou Museum, mainly displaying the archaeological collections of Hangzhou in recent years. There are the collections such as Geometric Flat Ridge Copper Sword, Celadon Animal Seat of Western Jin Dynasty, Avalokitesvara of Yuan Dynasty, Copper Coin, Jiande Human Teeth, which was the first fossil of “new age” found in Zhejiang Province, Warring States Crystal Cup and Celadon Bottle Stove.
 

Stamps

It is located on the third floor of the North Hall. A large number of rare stamps issued by various countries in the world, as well as Hangzhou theme stamps issued by China Post over the years are displayed here.
 

How to Get to Hangzhou Museum

Take city bus D1 and get off at Wushan Flower and Fish Market, then you can see the Museum.
 
Take city bus 117 and get off at Wushan Square East, then walk east for 50 meters (55 yards) and turn right into Huaguang Road, and you can see the Museum.
 
Take city bus 108, 187, 212, 25, 327, 35, 52, or 52H and get off at Wushan Bus Station, walk east for 50 meters (55 yards) and turn right into Huaguang Road, and you can see the Museum.
 
 
Entrance Fee Free
Operation Time 09:00-16:30
Closed on Mondays except during holidays
Recommended Time for a Visit 1-3 hours
- Last modified on Nov. 20, 2019 -
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