Yangzhou Museum Guide

-Travel to Yangzhou Museum

Yangzhou Museum is the only museum of local chronicles. The exhibition area of the museum is about 11602.3 square meters and the display area is about 2163 square meters. It has several themed display halls such as Guangling Spring and Autumn—An Overview of Yangzhou History and Culture, Calligraphy and Painting Hall, Marco Polo Memorial Hall, and Coffins of Han and Five Dynasties Hall and so on. Five hundred cultural relics are displayed in the meantime and this reflects the historic and culture scenes of Yangzhou. It is also involved in archaeological excavation, collection of relics, protection of relics, scientific research and publicity and education.

There are 15,000 cultural relics, including The David's deer (Elaphurus davidianus) fossil, which is the best-preserved of its kind in China, with a history of more than 10,000 years. The main exhibits are displayed in the second main hall, and show the history of Yangzhou from the Neolithic Age (20,000BP) right through to the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), most impressively the history of the three "golden" ages: the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD), the Sui (581-618) and Tang (618-907) dynasties, and the Qing Dynasty.

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