West Lake Museum

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Coordinates: 30°14′31.0″N 120°09′28.5″E / 30.241944°N 120.157917°E / 30.241944; 120.157917 The West Lake Museum (Chinese: 西湖博物馆) is a museum in Hangzhou, China concerning aspects of the West Lake.[1] There are four main exhibition areas in the hall introducing the amongst others the landscape, humanity and historical influence of the West Lake.

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The museum covers an area of 20144 square meters with its principal part[clarification needed] being 7920 square meters. Three-fourths of the structure is underground and the structure area above ground is only 1980 square meters. A large area of the museum uses the steel frame glass structure which is good to gather light.

In the museum, the exhibition hall covers an area of 2875 square meters and the exhibition length is up to 310 meters. There are altogether 516 pictures and 389 items on display.

The West Lake Museum was open to the public in October, 2005. Now, it is free for everyone to visit it.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Hangzhou to Build West Lake Museum". China.org.cn. Retrieved 30 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "杭州西湖博物馆". Book-hotel.cn. 2010-01-20. Retrieved 2011-10-08. 
  3. ^ Ignacio Villarreal (2011-09-19). "Sotheby's in Hong Kong announces 20th century Chinese art autumn auction". Artdaily.org. Retrieved 2011-10-08. 

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