Hunan Provincial Museum

Hunan Provincial Museum, Changsha: Hours, Address, Hunan Provincial Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Hunan Provincial Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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Jennifer E
Bentota, Sri Lanka27 contributions
Reserve at least 7 days in advance
Jun 2021 • Family
You need to reserve at least a week in advance. This is listed no where on their website that we could find. We found this out after 3 checkpoints for temperature and health kit.
Written July 6, 2021
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Gorgan
Florence, Italy110 contributions
Very interesting museum
Jun 2021
This museum is really worth a visit. Prior to entering inside I was a bit skeptical. Actually the only reason why I was into visiting, was because it was too hot outside. I was searching for a cool place. Rather than going to a shopping mall I have preferred visiting this museum. My visit went beyond my expectations. I thought the most beautiful museums in China are in Beijing and Xi'an only but I was wrong. This is really very nice. The main attraction is Xin Zhui's cadaver that has been exceptionally preserved.
Bear in mind two things though. The museum is closed on Monday. Secondly you need to book your ticket well in advance as this museum attracts thousands of visitors every day. When I arrived at the entrance I was refrained from entering. I tried to persuade the customer service to let me in. I justified myself by saying I didn't know anything about the number of visitors allowed to enter. In the end they kindly turned a blind eye and let me in.
Written June 22, 2021
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Mitch
Hohhot, China74 contributions
Hunan Culture and A Tomb!
Mar 2021 • Couples
This museum was a great jaunt, offering a variety of things to see from photography, to ceramics and pottery, to paintings and scrolls, to the excavated treasures from a famous local tomb.
The museum is supposed to be free but we were forced to pay 50RMB for the featured exhibition which happened to be a focused history of education and religion in Hunan and China (a point of pride in Changsha due to the famous Yuelu Academy). The exhibit ended up being well worth seeing with lots of paintings of famous philosophers and deities.
The photography exhibit about the landscapes and minority cultures in Hunan were a welcome delight.
The highlight was definitely the mummified remains of Lady Dai, the wife of a local dignitary from centuries ago. The corpse is incredibly well preserved and is on full display through many panels of glass. All of the items that she and her family were buried with are on display as well, as is the actual tomb structure, which has been moved to the museum and offers a unique presentation for the whole exhibit.
You will want to leave at least 3 hours if you plan on seeing everything in the museum and reading the descriptors (about half of which are in English).
Written May 2, 2021
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,030 contributions
Large museum with over 180,000 artifacts
Nov 2020
Amazingly large, beautiful collections, and many include precious artifacts. My favourite collections are those of national treasures of the ancient peoples of China. Much of the information is in English. To translate Chinese writing, I read them by using a free Google point and translate (Google Translate) function of my phone.
Written December 1, 2020
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Anabela00
7 contributions
LADY DAI
Aug 2019
Foreigners to remember to take their passports with. The museum is impeccable. Maybe eat something before you start as there is a lot to see. Security is everywhere and especially watch the foreigners near the more valuable and rare objects, and also near the tomb of Lady Dai as no photography is to be taken there. They watch the foreigners very carefully and so we did not attempt to take pics there. All else we could photograph. The history of Changsha and Hunan province in general are well documented and the beautiful detail of all the artifacts buried with Lady Dai's was equisite and very well preserved. Give yourself a number of hours if you wish to see all the rooms in detail.
Written January 2, 2020
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drtorstenb
Osnabrück, Germany650 contributions
Womderful
Dec 2019 • Solo
The newly built Hunan Museum is good for an awsome visit. It already starts with an outstanding architecture. Furthermore, the visit is free of charge. Even for the parking garage, we did not have to pay. Where else is this possible?
I spent four hours in the exhibition, one should not plan with much less time, if one wants to see all rooms, including the thousands of outstanding items escavated from three graves of the Han Dinasty.

Also the included arts exhibition is worth a visit.

From my perspective, this museum is absolutely worth a visit!
Written December 14, 2019
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Samuel A
Scottsdale, AZ449 contributions
Very impressive and historical!
Nov 2019
I highly recommend visiting the Hunan Provincial Museum. Admission is free; however, foreigners must ensure that they bring their passports for entry. The museum is easy to navigate and has excellent exhibits showcasing the beautiful Province. You don't want to miss this attraction when visiting Changsha!
Written November 28, 2019
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MeuterMedia
Seal Beach, CA2,293 contributions
large building
Sep 2019 • Business
excellent large museum, recommended to purchase tickets online to avoid possible long lines. opens 9 am, come early! special exihibition small extra fee. recommended meutermedia
Written September 11, 2019
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2857620849
Guangzhou, China62 contributions
Experience the beauty and history of Hunan
May 2019
The new, beautiful Hunan Provincial Museum is evocative of the treasures discovered inside, the 2000 year old Mawangdui Han Tomb of the Duke Xin Zhui . From the very beginning we are slowly drawn into the life of everyday ancient Han China,experiencing their food, clothing, games, objects used in daily life.

Deeper into the exhibit we see about the burial customs, objects d’arts, religious artifacts, and some of the dukes personal treasures, though local edicts of the time limited these. The final highlight is the dramatic recreation of the tomb itself and incredibly preserved mummified body of the Duke Xin Zhui.

It is one of the best exhibits of its kind. It alone is worth the visit to the museum but there are many other wonderful relics to see. Plan to spend at least half a day, more if you can, you won’t be disappointed.
Written June 29, 2019
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Nissaaa
Shanghai, China41 contributions
Impressive museum
May 2019 • Solo
This is a huge museum with 3 floor. In third floor is 马王堆汉墓 which discovered about 20 or 30 years ago. A lot of treasures was found in that tomb and preservation of the body was really impressive. Worth of visit.
Written June 27, 2019
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