A former capital of China, Nanjing in the Jiangsu province offers much to discover at its Nanjing Museum and here’s a quick look at what awaits.
Planning a Visit
The museum is open free to the public though if there are pandemic-related restrictions, you may have to book tickets head (http://www.njmuseum.com/en). It’s within easy reach of properties like Somerset Youth Olympic Nanjing and is accessible by subway (Minggugong Station) and bus including #5, 36 and 59 to Zhongshanmen. Foreign tourists should bring their passports too.
What to Expect
The museum boasts an impressive collection of over 430,000 artefacts and artworks from ancient to modern times. Those based at serviced apartments Nanjing has to offer in the Hexi CBD can easily visit and give themselves time to take in the many exhibits; these include jade, lacquerware, folk art, paintings, copperware, calligraphy, ceramics, pottery and more.
History & Heritage
The Nanjing Museum has six galleries including the History Gallery with cultural relics and artefacts from the Palaeolithic period to ancient dynasties. At the Intangible Cultural Heritage Gallery, visitors can learn about aspects such as traditional handicrafts and Kun Opera, while the Republic of China Gallery offers a peek into life during the days of the republic.
At the Arts Gallery, you will find fascinating exhibits showcasing exquisite Chinese paintings, calligraphy and sculptures of various dynasties. An interactive experience awaits at the Digital Gallery that features virtual and online platforms, while at the Special Exhibitions Gallery, one can view various themed exhibitions held throughout the year.