Sichuan Museum

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Sichuan Museum is a comprehensive museum that houses 260,000 historical relics.
The Sichuan Museum, a comprehensive museum, was founded in the early 1940 and a history of more than 70 years. There are more than 260,000 relics in the museum, including over 50,000 that are classed as 'national valuable historical relics', which make the museum one of largest ones in China.
A group of new buildings for Sichuan Museum were designed and constructed next to the Huanhuaxi Park and Du Fu's Thatched Cottage Museum. This project was completed in 2009, and now people can learn the history, art, and the cultural background of China, especially of Sichuan in a total new and attractive environment.
Also, Sichuan Museum has a large collection of paintings by Zhang Daqian, himself a Sichuan native and one of the best-known and prodigious Chinese artists of the twentieth century.
The three-floor museum hosts galleries, and each gallery accommodates an abundance of items on display.
1F Exhibits of Pottery of Han Dynasty (202 BC - 220 AD);
Multifunctional Reception Hall
2F Bronze Wares of Ba and Shu States(original name of Sichuan);
Paintings and Calligraphy Hall; Fine Ceramics Hall;
Chang Dai-Chien Art Center
3F Tibetan Buddhist Relics; Wanfo Temple Stone Sculpture Center;
Cultural Relics of Sichuan Ethnic; Folk Art and Crafts
Add: 251 South Huanhua Road, Qingyang District
Opening: 9:00-17:00 (Tuesday to Sunday)
Admission: Free
Recommended Visiting Time: 1-3 hours
Note: paid audio guide service available, plus multimedia audio guides (available in Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Korean, Italian, German).
By Metro: Take Metro Line 2 or Line 4 to get to Chengdu University of TCM & Provincial People's Hospital Station, Exit A. Then walk southwest around one kilometer to find the museum.
By Bus: Take bus line 119, 35, 47, 82, 88, 407, 309A or 901 and get off at the Songxianqiao stop.

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