The Kaifeng Museum, nestled on the southern bank of breathtaking Baogong Lake, is a renowned culture treasure-house and tourist resort in China. The museum was completed in March 1962 and was expanded in 1986. Kaifeng Museum covers 4 acres (more than 16,000 square meters). The main building of the museum covers over 75,000 square feet (7,000 square meters), and is covered by yellow glazed tile. Kaifeng Museum hosts 13 exhibition halls, where 50,000-plus cultural relics and an equal number of academic books are collected, making it one of the largest museums in Henan province.
Over the years, tens of thousands of cultural relics have been preserved in the museum, including ceramics, porcelain, bronze wares, paintings, sculptures, stone-carvings, money, jade ware, costume and so on. Kaifeng Museum holds numerous influential exhibitions, including Song dynasty history exhibition, culture relic exhibition, and Buddha statue art exhibitions, which is a vivid showcase of the culture treasures of Kaifeng dating from the Song dynasty.
On the first floor of the hall are four exhibitions. The Song dynasty history exhibition, one of the oldest dynastic historical exhibitions in China, vividly brings to life the average person’s life during the Song Dynasty. The stone carving exhibition showcases 180-plus carvings from different dynasties, such as stone-carved statues, stone inscription and the like.
The Kaifeng Revolutionary exhibition reflects the great investment made by Kaifeng in modern revolutions. The Jewish history and culture exhibition shows the history of Jewish people in Kaifeng who settled in Kaifeng several centuries ago.
Address: 12 Baogonghu Middle Road, Kaifeng
How to get to: Take Kaifeng Bus 1, 4, 7, 9, or 12 to go there
Open Time: Tuesday – Sunday: 9am–12pm, summer: 2:30–5:30pm; winter: 2–5pm