Chengdu Museum (Old Hall)
Chengdu Museum (Old Hall)
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MargieGary
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
This museum is a must see in Chengdu. The artifacts exposed are dated back to the 4-5000 years BC. The museum has the largest collection of ancient artifacts in China. The entrance is free. You will spend there at least 4-5 hours.
There is also a large exposition of puppets. Puppet theaters were and still remain very popular in China. And in this museum you will see all possible kinds of puppets ever used in theaters. I think kids will mostly enjoy this section.
There is a some nice cafe on the 4th floor where you can have rest and drink a cup of coffee.
Btw the museum is organizing different exhibitions from time to time. When we visited the museum, there was an exposition of European artists of the 17-20th cc. So we were really lucky. The ticket's price was 80rmb. Among the works exposed we could see a couple of works of Matisse, Van Gogh, Modigliani and Dali. Yay
Written 27 January 2023
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Wazcher
Perth, Australia20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
I have visited this museum 3 times now and find new things each visit. The Chengdu Government also put on a new international exhibition each month. World class!
Written 25 April 2019
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Mark B
Kihei, HI27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Great stop in Chengdu. Easy walking distance from the center of town. You could spend a lot of time here, but we did about 3 hours. Some of the signage is bi-lingual....most not. But a good historical perspective on Chengdu and Sichuan. Lost to see, many old artifacts. Worth a look....admission is free.
Written 25 March 2019
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Robert C
Toronto387 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
This is not on the usual tour stops. But it is a very good museum with lots of cultural icons and historical information. Housed in a beautiful new, large building, it is worth a visit if you have a free day while in Chengdu. Note: they do not ake credit cards in their many shops - cash only or Alipay.
Written 5 November 2018
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wengloktoh
Calgary, Canada272 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018
To me this is one of the best one in town with lots of history and and old memories of the ancient times
Written 10 October 2018
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Catie89
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg75 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
This is a very well thought-out museum, with each floor presenting a different major period of Chinese history and crafts and artifacts from those periods. It is highly interactive, with videos, audio and plenty of models to show what Chengdu would have looked like during different dynasties. We spent a good 3-4 hours in the museum, including the time we spent sitting and resting in the very good coffee shop with its view over Tianfu Square.

However, whilst a general overview of each floor and section is given in English, most of the information on the exhibits has no English translation, so visitors without very good Chinese will be somewhat in the dark about the details. This is a shame when certain very visual exhibits (miniature scenes, displays, video demonstrations, etc.) catch your eye and you can't find out exactly what they represent. It is a very new museum, though, so perhaps more translations (or an English-language audio guide) will be available in future.
Written 4 September 2018
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Victoria O
Shanghai, China211 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
Full of interesting artifacts and statues, this museum helps you understand China's history well. The main time periods are described in English as well as Chinese the museum is laid out clearly to show you treasures from each one. They have some very cool artifacts and its is free entry so perfect for a rainy day excursion as they are accessible directly from the Tianfu Square metro stop (except on Mondays when they are closed!). They have an easy-to-use locker room opposite the main entrance.
Written 12 August 2018
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PietroDallavia
Cumbria, UK266 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Caters well to foreigners, which is not always a granted thing in central China, it is spaciously laid out, well curated and has some very interesting exhibits, especially the stone age age and bronze age items. You must see the stone rhino !!
Written 25 July 2018
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KaterinaR-B
Camberley, UK97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
One of the best museums I have visited. Each floor covers a period in history for Chengdu, it does not overwhelm you with too many artefacts or info. Enough English to understand what is what, with short films, displays, maps, models of villages and life in those times. It covers the modern times too. They also have special exhibitions on - I saw some beautiful art as a result of a 10yr exchange with Arab and Chinese artists (July-August ‘18).
Entrance is free, you need a ticket from the desk opposite the museum entrance; I was not asked for ID. Nearest metro stop is Tianfu Square, with its underground shopping area.
If you want to learn more about the history of Chengdu without too many details, this is the place.
Written 21 July 2018
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Norwichfoodie
Norwich, UK227 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Solo
Free admission (take your passport) and not crowded at all.

There wasn’t a queue when I went either. Great to spend a few hours here.

You can learn a lot about Chengdu’s history as there is enough English explanation around. The museum is pretty large with 6 floors so take your time to wander through!

It’s also on the same road as the art museum and science museum, as well as many restaurants around the plaza outside.

Great relaxing day out following the more demanding sights such as mount qingcheng and Dujiangyan!
Written 19 June 2018
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