Henan Provincial Museum situates in the northern part of Henan. It is a modern historic museum. It opened to the public on May 1st, 1998. Henan Museum has an area of more than 100,000 square meters, with a total floor space of 78,000 square meters.
From the architectural style of the museum to the treasures there stored, the history presented here will amaze you. The idea for the design of the museum comes from the aspect of the Astronomical Observatory, which looks mysterious and pyramid-like. Cultural relics housed in the museum are definitely precious. There are ancient stone carvings, bronze wares and jade articles of Chu (897 - 951) and workmanship of Ming (1368 - 1644) and Qing (1644 - 1911) dynasties. One item not to be missed is a rare sculpture of an ivory cabbage on which insects are vividly carved.
At present the museum has a collection of more than 130,000 pieces of cultural relic treasures. Inside the museum, there are basic exhibition halls, specialized exhibition halls and provisional exhibition halls. For the first batch of exhibitions, two basic displays and six specialized displays are offered. They are rich in contents, presenting a spectacular sight to visitors.
Provisions such as an audio tour, magnified video-tape playing, computer consultation, and interactive facilities are provided for visitors. Henan Museum is equipped with advanced security system, automatic building management system, audio-visual education system, service information computer network system, cultural relic’s preservation, protection and research system and other high technology equipment.
Opening hours: 9:00-17:00 from Tuesday to Sunday. No admittance after 16:00.
Recommended visiting time: 3-4 hours
Location: No.8, Agriculture Road, Jinshui District, Zhengzhou City, Henan Province, China
Transportation: You can take subway Line 2 and get off at Guanhutun Station