Located near the East Lake in Wuhan city of Hubei Province, the Hubei Provincial Museum is the only one provincial comprehensive museum in Hubei Province which is responsible for the collection, protection, exhibitions and the research work of the cultural relics in the whole Hubei province. It covers an floor space area of 81,909 square meters, structure area of 49,611 square meters and exhibition hall area of 13,427 square meters. There are more than 200,000 cultural relics in the museum, among which there are nearly 1,000 are belong to the first level relics and there is the biggest exhibition hall of ancient instrument in China.
Characterized by the strong Chu culture, the Hubei Provincial Museum is composed of three parts: the Chimes Hall, the Chu Culture Hall and the Comprehensive Exhibition Hall. Though it is unknown to some foreigners, it is a fantastic place where you can see a 2000 year old coffin in good condition and most of the items displayed there are unearthed from one king’s tomb for more than 2000 years ago during the Spring and Autumn Periods, among which the bronze bells that once were used as musical instruments are also in display here. Traveling in the Hubei Provincial Museum, you will learn about some Chinese history especially the Chu culture which features strong music performance as the Chu Kingdom was famous for the quality of the music. Just prepare a good mood to enjoy the bell of the Chimes Hall and the music of the Chu culture, you will have a enjoyable trip there!
Travel tips: 1) Opening time: 9:00 a.m. to 17:00 p.m. but Monday is closed. 2) Ticket price: free. 3) Best time to visit: spring and autumn especially March, April, September and October. 4) Ways to get there: City public buses No. 14, 810, 701, 402, 411, 552, 578 and 709 to the Hubei Museum stop and the No. 605, 709 and 712 to the Huangli stop.