Address: 10 Lanling Road, Lanshan district, Linyi city, Shandong province
Opening hours: 9:00 am -5:00 pm (entry until 4:00 pm)
Closed Mondays (except for national holidays)
General admission: Free
Covering 20,806 square meters and opened to the public in 2012, the Linyi Museum in East China’s Shandong province looks like four piled books, which symbolizes the profound history and culture of Linyi. Housing a collection of more than 30,000 cultural relics, including 2,132 precious ones, the museum is most celebrated for its unearthed cultural relics from the Neolithic Age and the Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220) as well as Han Dynasty pictorial bricks with local characteristics and research value. Additionally, a large number of various and well-preserved knife coins that circulated in the ancient State of Qi are collected by the museum.
Covering an exhibition area of 10,000 square meters, Linyi Museum has nine permanent exhibitions. The exhibition of local relics mainly highlights the city’s historical and cultural development.
The Epics on the Stone: Han Dynasty Stone Relief displays more than 100 Han Dynasty pictorial bricks with local characteristics to vividly depict people’s daily life and folk customs, reflecting the high level of material and spiritual civilization of the Han Dynasty. The exhibition Statues and Other Stone Inscription Artworks showcases a great number of statues and monuments, stone pillars inscribed with the Buddha's name or Buddhist scriptures, and steles of the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911), most of which have important historical and research value. Art of Mud and Fire: Prehistoric Pottery introduces the development of prehistoric pottery, the firing and decoration techniques involved, and the pottery’s structure and painted colors. The exhibition also displays an array of unearthed pottery from the Dawenkou Culture period ( about 6,300 to 4,500 years ago) and the Longshan Culture period ( 2500 BC-2000 BC), as well as eggshell pottery.
What’s more, the exhibition Appreciation of Chinese Arts: Calligraphy & Painting focuses on the richness and elegant artistic charms of traditional Chinese culture through precious calligraphy and paintings by ancient and contemporary masters. The exhibition Ancient Currency: The Primary Coin showcases the money of ancient China, and helps visitors understand the history and prosperity of Linyi in bygone days.
The exhibition of ancient bronze mirrors, with 100 examples, describes the historical development of the craft in ancient China, reflecting the transformation of social and cultural life at that time.
The exhibition themed on the Yimeng Red Culture presents China's revolutionary undertakings during the first half of the 20th century through the display of historical items, pictures, and literary works.