Sichuan Museum
Sichuan Museum
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Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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InnaYYZ
Toronto, Canada1,496 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I mostly went to see the exhibits and artifacts of Ancient China. many of the ancient artifacts were likely excavated over the years, and maybe partially restored. Most of the information displayed beside the artifacts was only in Chinese. Thus, if you come, it would be helpful to have a guide or friend who can read Chinese and provide information on what you are viewing.
Written August 17, 2019
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Alex W
Singapore, Singapore1,426 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Solo
My overall score is four stars: Definitely interesting, well worth time and effort.

I’d rate this a very good museum. It has an interesting collection of ceramics, bronzes, stone sculpture, stretching over two millennia dug up from around Sichuan province. Many pieces are very beautiful, and captions were in Chinese and English.

There is a large gallery about Tibetan Buddhism, with a huge collection of bronze Buddhas and saints – in fascinatingly different styles. There was also an exhibition of Gupta Buddhist sculpture from India (300 – 500CE), and the curation tried (not too successfully, I thought) to demonstrate the influences of the Gupta style on Chinese sculpture in the following centuries. I’m not sure however which were permanent exhibits and which were temporary exhibitions.

I spent three hours there.

I got here by local bus #82, which I caught from outside a middle school on Binjiang Lu (BInjiang Road). This road is a short walk southeast from Jinjiang Hotel metro station. #82 is a useful route since it passes four major attractions: Wuhouci, Sichuan Museum, Dufu Thatched Cottage, and furthest out, the Jinsha Site Museum.

To go to any of the four attractions, take the #82 bus from Binjiang Road heading in the west direction. Fare: 2 yuan.

If you're catching the #82 bus from outside Wuhouci, take the bus on the same side of the street as Wuhouci's main gate, with the bus going in the west-southwest direction.

There is an announcement in the bus of each stop coming up, together with a text display of the stop’s name – both in Chinese. It makes a huge difference if you understand enough Chinese to catch/read the announcements. Don’t expect the driver or fellow passengers to know any English.

From Binjiang Road, the bus goes past the Wuhou Temple (stop’s name: Wuhouci); then 10 – 15 minutes later, the Sichuan Museum (stop: Songxianqiao). After this, the bus continues past Dufu Thatched Cottage Park (stop: Dufu Caotang); then runs through a residential district called Funan Xinqu (2 or 3 stops). The first stop after the Funan Xinqu district, or six stops after Dufu, is Jinsha Museum. It’s just after the bus makes a right turn.

Bus #82 seems to be rather frequent (every 5 – 10 minutes), so I managed to do 3 sites (Jinsha Site Museum, Dufu and Sichuan Museum) in one day, by getting on and off the bus.
Written December 17, 2017
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Justin K
Shanghai, China284 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
The museum is about a 15 minute walk from Dufu’s thatched cottage so you can combine the two easily enough. I spent a bit over an hour at the museum and was very pleased. Actually you could spend longer but I got a late start that day.

The museum has a variety of porcelain, bronze, and art displays. To the untrained eye much of it is not too different than other exhibits you would find in museums around China. I did particularly enjoy the exhibits on Sichuan and chengdu cultural activities which seemed more unique to me. Many but not all the exhibits have pretty good English explanations which is very much appreciated.

All in all this museum is worth a visit if it fits into your schedule and plans but I would not describe it as a must see.
Written July 14, 2019
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Andy Y
Fountain Valley22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
The year old modern building of Sichuan Museum provides free entry with a lot excellent exhibits. I will rate this is number one attraction at Chengdu for me.
Written October 30, 2017
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Haley R
Belfast, ME58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
The museum is free if you show a photo ID (my passport was fine). Tickets must be obtained in a small building far in front of the museum. If you continue towards the steps at the front, you will enter on the 2nd floor (there are 3 total). Each floor has exhibits including ceramics, bronze ware, painting, calligraphy, and folk arts. I particularly enjoyed seeing both ancient and modern examples of tools and clothing used by ethnic minorities in Sichuan Province.

There is plenty of English to explain the items on display, but not all of it is an effective translation. I would have gotten more out of the visit had I gotten a tour guide (not sure about their availability of English-speaking guides). Nevertheless, it's a very professional museum. I recommend a visit if you're interested in the history of the region.
Written December 21, 2016
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ProfessorMUSTAFA
Los Angeles, CA1,994 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Couples
You have to bring your passport for the free entry . NOT bad for a Chinese museum , 3 floors to cover , Some nice exhibitions .Great oil paintings .A great lesson I the history of Sichuan .
Written January 15, 2015
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Andydexterous
Adelaide, Australia44 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Solo
It's closed Mondays! Keep this is mind so you're not left disappointed. The parks surrounding it are stunning though.
Written September 16, 2013
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Bethany M
Chengdu, China9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Solo
Bring your ID and stop at the small hut for your free pass before going up the stairs. Then you are set for a wonderful experience. There are many organized, themed rooms to enjoy. Breath-taking artifacts. Most have English translation. I've taken friends and family. No one can believe it's free. Best deal in town. Just expect to be constantly followed by security if you are a foreigner.
Written August 25, 2013
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CHM_LifeIsGood
Singapore76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
If you have been to museums in other parts of China, the Sichuan Museum, e.g. as compared to Beijing, is much smaller scale in terms of collections. Nevertheless, the museum showcase a wide range of artefacts and collection found in the Sichuan province, including bronze, ceramics and paintings.

There is a special exhibition on master Zhang Daqian early works up till the period he visited Dunhuang. If you like Chinese ink painting, it is worth to spend sometime to appreciate the change in master Zhang's art journey.
Written November 24, 2019
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cc12342015
123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
nice collection. if you speak chinese and it’s a saturday definitely get one of the kid guides (free). a fourth grade girl took us through an exhibit about objects excavated from han graves and we learned so much! we were so impressed! :)
Written November 6, 2018
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