Luoyang Museum

Luoyang MuseumLuoyang Museum

 The Luoyang Museum is a local historical museum of China. It was first built in Guanlin, the south of Luoyang City in Henan Province, in 1958, and then moved to the north side of Zhongzhou Road in 1973. The new museum was opened on May 1, 1974, covering more than 200,000 square meters. The roof of the main building is covered with glazed tiles.

To illustrate the profound culture of the ancient capital City of Luoyang, the display of the Museum mainly reflects Heluo Culture, together with Yangshao Culture, Longshan Culture, and the culture of the Xia (21st century-17th century BC), Shang (17th century-11th century BC) and Zhou (11th century -256BC) period.

The Museum displays 1,700 cultural relics in five exhibition rooms -- a reflection of five different social development stages such as the Primitive Society, the Slavery Society, and the Feudal Society. Among the relics, the bronze wares of the Shang and Zhou dynasties, the pottery-made tomb figures, and the Tang San Cai (Tri-color Glazed Pottery of Tang) are considered to be of the first grade. Besides the basic displays, the Museum also holds exhibitions of calligraphy and paintings and so on every year.

In March, 2009 a new section of the Museum was built in the North of Sui and Tang Luoyang City National Heritage Park, It becomes one of land mark of Luoyang together with Pearl TV Tower and New District Government Building. The new section covers an area of 20 hectares, which consists of main buildings and affiliated buildings. There are one basic display an seven theme display with a collection of 15,000 pieces relics. The site is open to public in April, 2011.

Luoyang Museum
Location: Nietai Road, Luoyang
Entrance Fee: Free
Transportation: Take Bus No.2.

New section:
Location: No.298 Zhongzhou Road, Luoyang
Entrance Fee: RMB 25
Transportation: Shuttle buses are available at Mudan Square and Xiguan.

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