You will discover another Hunan at New Hunan Museum

Editor:Sharon Lee
Updated:2017-11-29 11:20:38



The picture shows the bright lights of the new Hunan Museum at the night of November 28th, the staff are debugging equipment for the debut of the next day.


After five years of reconstruction and expansion, the new Museum of Hunan Museum opens at 9:00 am on November 29 and officially opens at 13:00.


The design of the new building originated from the idea of "Prosperous Dongting" for showing the greatness of Hunan culture, Chinese traditional culture combined with modern Chinese culture.


  The new museum has established a complete cultural exhibition areas including two basic exhibitions, three special exhibitions and two special exhibition. Besides heritage conservation warehouses and laboratories, the museum also serves visitors with shops for cultural and creative products, cultural centers, service centers and restaurants.


The new Hunan Museum has been upgraded in terms of exhibition space and the number of exhibits on display. The exhibition area has expanded from more than 6,000 square meters to more than 27,000 square meters.The two basic exhibitions to be held are themed ones with many exhibits shown for the first time in public. More than 40% of the cultural relics will be on display for the first time at Changsha Mawangdui Han Dynasty Tombs Exhibition which are thousands ones. The Exhibition of Hunan History and Culture shows more than 4,000 pieces of cultural relics, and it will show the audiences the local customs,culture of Hunan ,the individuality and spirit of Hunan people from all aspects.


  Hunan Museum officially opens to the public at 1 pm,November 29 , trial run will be last for 3 months, everyone may visit by free admission to the museum with his or her ID. During the trial run, the museum may have 1.5 million visitors per day. In order to ensure a smooth visit, you may book your visit by mobile phone App and the official Wechat of Hunan Museum in advance.

  Link: 湖南省博物馆全新亮相

Opening announcement of the Hunan Museum

The Hunan Museum is a national museum mainly representing the Hunan Civilization. With a focus on the protection of cultural heritage, the museum committed to spreading splendid traditional cultures and modern art, is an important window for displaying and inheriting the history and culture of Hunan Province.

After arduous efforts for five years, the newly-built Hunan Museum will be finally open to the public at 1:00PM, November 29, 2017. The museum will be in trial operation during the first three months after its opening.
There are a few notices we hope you to know before your visit.

The museum is free to the public.
Kids under the age of 12 need be accompanied by their parents or join the school group.

Opening Hours:
From Tuesday to Sunday, 9:00—17:00 (last entry at 16:00)
Closed on Mondays (except statutory holidays) and on Chinese New Year's Eve.

The following two permanent exhibitions are free of charge:
The Mawangdui Han Dynasty Tombs in Changsha
Hunanese-Exhibition of Hunan History and Culture

How to visit:

Please take your passport or other valid identity documents to the Ticket Office first to get a ticket. The security check is needed before entering into the galleries.
You can also book tickets at our website, the Hunan Museum APP and our WeChat Account.

Other tips:
In order to guarantee the quality and order of your visit, please choose the less-visited periods and avoid large crowds at peak times.
During the trial operation, the maximum number of visitors per day is 15,000.
Public Transportation is highly recommended due to limited parking spaces in the museum.

Hunan Museum's website: