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Chengdu Museum
成都博物馆(成都中国皮影博物馆)

Address: 1 Xiaohe Street, Qingyang district, Chengdu city, Sichuan province
Opening hours:
9:00 am-5:00 pm (Tuesday to Thursday, and Sunday) (Entry until 4:30 pm)
9:00 am -8:30 pm (Friday and Saturday) (Entry until 8:00 pm)
Closed Mondays (Except for national holidays)
General admission: Free
Tel: (+86-28) 6291 5593

Chengdu Museum at night [Photo/IC]

First created in 1958, Chengdu Museum's modern iteration was opened to the public in 2016 after going through several development phrases.

Covering a construction of nearly 65,000 square meters, it has two main buildings. The southern building accommodates academic research and offices while the northern one houses exhibition galleries displaying natural and human history in chronicle order. Since the museum is also known to the public as Chengdu's National Shadow Puppetry Museum, an entire floor of the northern building is dedicated to an exhibition on Chinese shadow puppet art and shadow plays.

Chengdu Museum is home to a rich collection of nearly 200,000 cultural relics and works of art dating from the Neolithic Age to the first half of the 20th century, including bronzes, gold and silver ware, pictorial bricks, stone carvings, porcelains, calligraphy, paintings, furniture, shadow puppets and wood carvings, which have been formed in a considerable scale and system.

Besides the abundant permanent exhibitions, the museum has launched a number of themed and temporary displays that offer retrospectives of colorful cultural and artistic achievements from home and abroad. The museum supplies high quality public cultural services and provides a boost to the local economy.

A white-glazed porcelain pillow in the shape of an infant, Ding ware. [Photo/cdmuseum.com]

 

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