Enclosed by a lot of lofty old trees in the region of Wushan Hill of the Hangzhou city, the Museum is situated in No.18 Liangdaoshan close to the City God temple and Antique Street of Hefangjie. Hangzhou History Museum has a total area of 1.3 million square meters and building area of closely 7,000 square meters. Officially opened in the year of 2001, October 8th, this museum is an echo of the history of Hangzhou city with around 20 million travelers and tourists visiting the museum from all over the world each year.
This exclusive museum in Hangzhou defines largely the native past of the city. Divided into two partitions, the chief building and the subsidiary building, the museum comprises of total ten exhibition halls, of which eight of them are for official shows and the rest of the two are for temporary exhibitions. In harmony with the vestiges content, they are distributed into the theme hall and the basic exhibition hall. The basic exhibition hall shows large quantities of culture vestiges extending from the New Stone Age to Qing Dynasty and the Ming Dynasty. Display in this hall offers importance to the primary eras of Wuyue and South Song in past of Hangzhou. Assortments on show comprises of 2 national treasures and over 200 pieces of second state-grade vestiges.
The theme halls:
The theme hall contains a calligraphy and painting hall, temporary hall and a stamps hall. Calligraphy and painting hall lays out masterworks of well-known calligraphists and painters from Zhejiang, particularly Hangzhou in Qing Reign and the primary era of Republic of China. Stamps hall displays almost 3,000 stamps from 139 nations and districts. The temporary hall occasionally holds amusing and numerous kinds of theme shows. Also, this museum makes decent use of the modern light, sound and electrical tools in Vision imaging structure of Song Dynasty hall, wireless mouse digital orientation system of stamps hall and dynamic site models of canal hall. Amid them, the equipment used on the structure of stamps hall is a forerunner in China.
Great symphonic environment of Hangzhou:
In furtherance, the temporary display hall frequently with the help of form, themes, and content, demonstrates some very colorful and rich exhibition to transmit varied cultural info. Hangzhou History Museum is the knowledgeable and vivid opening of the city’s olden times for inhabitants as well as tourists. As Zhejiang loyalty education base, it is the center of middle and primary school students to gain rich ancient and traditional knowledge, and carry out the education of second classroom. While visiting the Hangzhou History Museum, you will adore the historical culture, feel the great symphonic environment of Hangzhou city and fall in love with the city eventually.
How to reach?
To reach the Hangzhou History Museum, you can take the city bus No. 8, 25, 34, 35, 38, 40, 59, 210, 850 and Y8 and be board at the bus station of Wushan Square. The museum is opened all week except on Monday and the opening times are from 9:30 am to 16:30 pm.