Address: 8 Nongye Road, Jinshui district, Zhengzhou, Henan province
Websites: english.chnmus.net (En)
Hours: 9:00 - 17:30 ( entry until 16:30, last ticket: 15:30)
9:00 - 17:00 (winter, entry until 16:00, last ticket: 15:00)
Closed days Closed Mondays (except for national holidays)
General admission: Free (passport required for entry, a max of 5,000 admitted daily with 3,000 in the morning and 2,000 in the afternoon)
The current Henan Museum, located in Zhengzhou, opened to the public on May 1, 1998 and covers an area of more than 100,000 square meters. As the provincial museum of the cradle of Chinese civilization it provides a basic understanding of the country’s culture and history.
Founded in Kaifeng City in 1927, the museum was then named Henan Provincial Museum. It moved to Jinshui Road in the provincial city of Zhenzhou in 1961.
In 1991, it moved again – to Nongye Road of Zhenzhou - and after merging with the Stone-Carving Art Museum in 1997 was renamed Henan Museum.Henan
Museum boasts a collection of artifacts discovered across the province, including a particularly good collection of Shang Dynasty (16th century BC-11th century BC) relics. The Museum also houses Buddhist statues, jade carvings and ceramics.
There are seven permanent exhibitions here. Of particular interest are the Bronze Ware Hall and the Jade Ware Hall. An Audio Tour Guide is available in Chinese, Japanese and English and interactive video shows and computer consultancy services are also available. The Museum also organizes regular exchange programs with foreign and domestic museums.