Sichuan Museum - honoring famous female poet from the Tang Dynasty – Xue Tao
Last Update: 7th October 2020
What is Sichuan Museum?
Located at No. 251, Huanhua South Road, Chengdu, Sichuan Museum is situated from Du Fu Cottage, Qingyang Temple, Wuhouci Temple, Kuanzhai Ancient Street and Jinsha Archaeological Site. The Sichuan Museum offers a great chance to get a little acquainted with the history and culture of Ba Kingdom and Shu Kingdom in Sichuan and Chengdu’s history and culture.
Sichuan Museum Fast Facts
- Chinese Name: Sichuan Bowuyuan (四川博物院)
- Area: 1.2 x hectares
- Things to do there: Photography, History and Culture of Ba Kingdom and Shu Kingdom, Calligraphy, Paintings, Ceramics
- Who visits: Photographers, Ancient Chinese Culture Lovers
- Time required: 2 – 3 x hours
What to expect at Sichuan Museum
Originally built in 1941, Sichuan Musuem has a collection of more than 320,000 pieces, including 50,000 pieces of precious cultural relics. Up to date, Sichuan Museum now offers 14 exhibition halls, including 10 permanent exhibitions of paintings and calligraphy, ceramics, bronze wares, ethnic relics, arts and crafts, Tibetan Buddhism, stone sculptures of the Ten Thousand Buddhas Temple of Deyang(德阳万佛寺), paintings and calligraphy works by Zhang Daqian(张大千), and pottery and stonewares in the Han Dynasty (202 BC – 220 AD) and 4 halls for temporary exhibitions.
Through portrait bricks in the Han Dynasty, portrait stones, portraits on stone sarcophagus and pottery figurines, tombs, inscriptions, and so on, visitors can see the old scenes of life in Chengdu thousands of years ago. Visitors will be amazed at the works by Zhang Daqian. There are various bronze wares in the Period of Warring States (475 – 221 BC) to be explored in the museum. These precious cultural relics reflect the exquisite skills of the people in the Han Dynasty.
Best time to visit Sichuan Museum
The best months to visit Sichuan Museum is from March to May and from September to November as these months are not so cold or so hot.
How to get to Sichuan Museum
Sichuan Museum is located in downtown Chengdu. Therefore, there are a few options.
- Rent a vehicle to the museum. This is the quickest and most direct option.
- Take Bus 19, Bus 35, Bus 47, Bus 82, Bus 88, Bus 407, Bus 309A and Bus 901 to the Stop of Songxian Bridge(送仙桥站). Then, walk to the museum.
- Take Metro Line 4 to the Stop of North Cottage Road(草堂北路站). Then, walk to the museum.
- Take Metro Line 4 to the Stop of Chengdu University of TCM & Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital(中医大省医院站). Then, walk to the museum.
Additional Sichuan Museum Travel Advice
- Opening hours: summer: 09:00 – 21:00, from Tuesday to Sunday (tickets are not issued from 20:30); Winter: 09:00 – 20:00 , from Tuesday to Sunday(tickets are not issued from 19:30); it is closed on Mondays except Mondays during the public holidays.
- Sichuan Museum issues 4000 free tickets every day, including 200 ones booked on the Internet.
- Please show your passports or ID card when getting the free ticket.
- The museum offers charged audio-guide with 6 languages, including English, French, Japanese, Italian, German and Chinese.
- Disheveled persons are not allowed to visit the museum;
- Pets are not allowed to enter the museum;
- Children under 1.2m shall be accompanied by adults to visit the museum;
- The elder with mobility problems shall be accompanied by relatives to visit the museum;
- The museum offers free luggage storage service;
- Food and drink is not allowed to take into the exhibition room;
- Smoking is prohibited in the museum;
- Keep the environment clean and do not litter;
- Keep quiet during the visit.