Jiangxi Museum

Jiangxi Museum, Nanchang: Hours, Address, Jiangxi Museum Reviews: 3.5/5

Jiangxi Museum
3.5
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8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
What people are saying
Mitch
By Mitch
Phenomenal Museum!
Aug 2022
First off, there seems to be some confusion surrounding this entry on trip advisor. There is a newer version of this museum at a different location (No.398, Ganjiang North Avenue, Honggutan New District). I’m not sure if the old one is still open, but locals say this new one is the one worth going to, and I agree. This museum was absolutely phenomenal. Extremely clean and spacious, great layout, plenty of exhibits and they have an audio guide device you can rent which is extremely modern, looks something like a handheld gaming device, you just need some wired headphones (which they also sell). Device is 200rmb with a 200rmb deposit and headphones are 10rmb. It has Chinese and English and the English is extremely clear and thorough. As you walk through exhibits, you punch in the number on the wall into the device and listen to the associated clip. This made the whole experience infinitely more interesting, as though there is English writing on most of the artifacts and exhibits, it’s nowhere near as thorough. The exhibits we saw focused on the history of Jiangxi province through the ages, showing some interesting developments from the bronze and copper age, the plethora of scholars originating there, amongst other economic achievements. There was also a pretty good exhibit on the revolutionary beginnings of the CCP and the PLA, beginning with the railroad revolution and the Nanchang uprising and moving through the years. The temporary exhibit focused on the artist Feng ZiKai. Really engaging and thorough collection of his comic drawings and paintings. You could spend a whole day there, if you have the time and an interest in ceramics and gold carvings and other things of the sort, as well as some exhibit of famous personalities. Would definitely check those out next time. As it was, we spent 3 hours there and had to move on to the next thing. Other details: free entry, need to use an app to sign in beforehand or have your passport ready, plus a recent Covid test result through the local health code.

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Dave S
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Business
Went with the school and while the young lacked the value of this visit, the senior school saw the value. Interesting history for the new and somewhat "ignorant" visitor. Helped if you had a staff member who grew up here and gave a more in-depth translation of what was represented.
Overall, interesting.
Written February 18, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

SOH KIEN PENG
Singapore, Singapore6,369 contributions
Solo
The museum is free. It is located in the vicinity of Tengwang Pavilion and across the street from the Nanchang Library. There is no directional street signboard visibly clear for visitors to locate it easily. The building seem humbly hid herself at a corner with no signboard conspicuous enough to publicize her existence. It gives me an impression that the museum does not want publicity and does not welcome too many visitors.

There are six exhibition halls in separate buildings ranging from ancient excavation and history to natural habitat of the Poyang Lake, geological rock formation, dinosaur gallery and modern revolutionary history of Jiangxi. Each time you enter one of the buildings, you need to undergo a baggage screening.

I particulary like two of the exhibition halls that gave me an impressive insights into the ancient civilization of Jiangxi. One is the exhibition of a myriad of relics excavated from the tomb of a Han Dynasty royal family member. The other is the exhibition of historic pottery, porcelain and various archeological artifacts in Jiangxi relating to the ancient civilization.

I tailed behind a visiting tour group and found the narration by the trained museum guide was clear and captivating. The attention of the visitors seem to be drawn to those gold ingots and relics excavated from the Han Dynasty tomb. Surprisingly, gold was much valued as far back as the Han Dynasty and the Han dynasty Chinese strongly believed in life after death and for the ultra rich, in burying these treasures with the deceased in their tombs for their use in the underworld.

This museum focuses herself more on the ancient period of Jiangxi while the Bayi museum further down the street talks more on the 1st August Nanchang Uprising and the revolutionary modern history of Communist China. The artifacts excavated were impressive and reminded me of the terracotta museum in Xian.

The dinosaur exhibition hall seem more to amuse the children, nothing significant for the adult learners. As for the geological display of the various types of rocks found in Jiangxi, I found it interestingly spectacular but there was no guide around to explain on the exhibits so it was just a browsing walk.

The museum is not very big. It is free and if you are visiting Tengwang Pavilion, it would be convenient to drop by and have a look and get a better understanding of the ancient history of Jiangxi.
Written September 1, 2018
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DrFWM
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia44 contributions
Friends
My friend and I read about a remarkable archaeological find in Nanchang that had been exhibited last year. Although the official website did not indicate that the tomb findings would be on display, we were scheduled to be in Jianxi in June and decided to take a chance that something of the dig might be shown.

What a treasure! "Splendid Finds: The Archaeological Excavations at the Royal Cemetery of Haihunhou Kingdom in Han Dynasty" (sic) was a remarkable display of relics, including their extensive gold, bronze and ceramic objects. Significantly, the presentation of information which was written in both Chinese and English, helped to facilitate understanding of this fascinating period of Chinese history. Maps, diagrams and sociological information made this a thoroughly enlightening experience. Although I understand from other experts that the personal history of this unusual emperor of 27 days has been somewhat contested privately, there is no doubt that in terms of display, lighting and informative panels sets a new standard for Chinese archaeological displays.

I am not sure how long this exhibition will be held. However, if the chance to Nanchang comes up, this is a worthwhile exhibition to see.
Written June 29, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mitch
Hohhot, China78 contributions
Couples
First off, there seems to be some confusion surrounding this entry on trip advisor. There is a newer version of this museum at a different location (No.398, Ganjiang North Avenue, Honggutan New District). I’m not sure if the old one is still open, but locals say this new one is the one worth going to, and I agree.

This museum was absolutely phenomenal. Extremely clean and spacious, great layout, plenty of exhibits and they have an audio guide device you can rent which is extremely modern, looks something like a handheld gaming device, you just need some wired headphones (which they also sell). Device is 200rmb with a 200rmb deposit and headphones are 10rmb. It has Chinese and English and the English is extremely clear and thorough. As you walk through exhibits, you punch in the number on the wall into the device and listen to the associated clip. This made the whole experience infinitely more interesting, as though there is English writing on most of the artifacts and exhibits, it’s nowhere near as thorough.

The exhibits we saw focused on the history of Jiangxi province through the ages, showing some interesting developments from the bronze and copper age, the plethora of scholars originating there, amongst other economic achievements.
There was also a pretty good exhibit on the revolutionary beginnings of the CCP and the PLA, beginning with the railroad revolution and the Nanchang uprising and moving through the years.

The temporary exhibit focused on the artist Feng ZiKai. Really engaging and thorough collection of his comic drawings and paintings.

You could spend a whole day there, if you have the time and an interest in ceramics and gold carvings and other things of the sort, as well as some exhibit of famous personalities. Would definitely check those out next time. As it was, we spent 3 hours there and had to move on to the next thing.

Other details: free entry, need to use an app to sign in beforehand or have your passport ready, plus a recent Covid test result through the local health code.
Written August 10, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

AnotherSwede
Sweden178 contributions
Friends
The provincial museum of Jiangxi of course has a lot of good ceramics, since very much was produced here throughout history. The displays are not the best however, poorly lit and described. Biggest disappointment however, is the bronzes, the museum holds many nice ones, are not shown at all. We couldn't get an answer whether this was permanent, or temporarily so. Seems to be another case of nice fancy museum structure, not enough money for up-keeping and displaying, unfortunately.
Written July 3, 2014
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Mexdude
48 contributions
Friends
Only three exhibition halls with few things in display. It's free to attend but not worth the time. You miss nothing if you don't go.
Written February 23, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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  • Sun - Sat 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM