Brief information on Yichang Museum
Located in Yiling Avenue in Yichang City, Hubei Province, the Yichang Museum covers an area of 9700 square meters. Its main building is a three-story building built to an ancient style. The museum was built in 1980, whilst the new museum building was finished and opened to the public in 1993.
There are three main exhibition halls in the museum with a total area of 920 square meters displaying altogether 617 pieces of relics, 230 photos and drawings and 100 pieces of text. First, in terms of display content, local relics were highlighted, including Changyang people’s fossils which existed in primitive times; Chengbeixi Culture, one of the earliest primitive cultures in the era of middle reaches of the Yangtze River; Daxi Culture which had a parallel development with the Yangshao Culture along Yellow River etc.
Secondly, the color design is full of expression. With the warm colors used throughout the halls and corridors, the audience will feel a warm and welcoming atmosphere here. Walking into the first exhibition, you will have the feeling of returning back to nature due to the green lighting of the whole exhibition hall. The second exhibition hall on the other hand is full of red, in recognition of the Chu People’ favorite color. The third hall is mostly dark yellow, symbolizing the unity of the nation.
The Yichang Museum has a collection of more than 30,000 pieces of cultural relics, among which 17,035 pieces were found by archaeologists in Yichang region and 95 pieces listed as first-class relics in China. The exquisite collections have been displayed in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Paris and other places.
Hours: 08:30-11; 30；14:30-16:30
Address: No. 61 Yiling Avenue
Transportation: Buses: 25,1,103
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