Liaoning Provincial Museum
|Liaoning Provincial Museum|
363 Shifu Rd, Shenghe District, Shenyang (museum entrance on Huigong St)
|Type||History and Art museum|
Shenyang was taken by the communist troops on November 2, 1948. Upon the approval of the Northeast People's Government, the Northeast Museum was created and was opened on July 7, 1949. In 1959 it was renamed as the Liaoning Province Museum. In July 2003, the museum was moved to a new, specially designed building on the east side of Government square (also called Shifu square (Chinese: 市府广场)).
The permanent collections include archaeological exhibits related to the Hongshan and Xinle cultures in the Dawn of Chinese Culture Gallery, bronze tools and weapons in the Northern Shang and Zhou Period Gallery, inscribed stone tablets in the Bei Shan Tang Tablet Gallery, ancient money in the Ancient Chinese Currency and Coins Gallery, historic porcelain and art in the Art Work Exhibition of Ming and Qing Dynasty Gallery, and tomb relics in the Chinese Post Unification Period Gallery.
The museum is opened Tuesday through Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm. The museum is closed at Spring Festival (Chinese New Year). Entry to the museum is free.