Hebei Museum

Hebei Museum
河北博物院
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Established1953
LocationShijiazhuang, Hebei
Coordinates38°02′27″N 114°31′23″E / 38.040949°N 114.523183°E / 38.040949; 114.523183
DirectorWang Jian
Websitewww.hebeimuseum.org
Hebei Museum building, Zhongshan Road front.

The Hebei Museum (Chinese: 河北博物院; pinyin: Héběi Bówùyuàn) is located in Shijiazhuang, the capital city of Hebei Province, China. It first opened in April 1953 in Baoding. After moving twice in the 1980s, it reopened in October 1987 at its present location on South Zhongshan Street. As the only provincial-level museum in Hebei, its primary function is the collection and exhibition of ancient cultural relics.[1]

Artifacts[edit]

Jade burial suit of Liu Sheng, Han Dynasty
Changxin Palace lantern

The museum's exhibition area has an area of approximately 20,000 square metres (220,000 sq ft) and showcases nearly 150,000 cultural relics. Artifacts in their collection include jade burial suits sewn with gold thread, unearthed from the Mancheng Lingshan Tombs of the Han dynasty; a lantern from Changxin Palace;[1] and a 2300-year-old bronze lamp, found in the tomb of King Cuo of Zhongshan.[2]

Visitor information[edit]

Hebei Museum is open Tuesday until Sunday, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Entrance is free with valid proof of identification.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hebei Provincial Museum - China culture". Cultural China. Shanghai News and Press Bureau. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
  2. ^ Shen, Ting. "Chinese Ingenuity Evident in Cultural Relics". China Radio International. Retrieved 7 January 2015.