Top 7 Museums Worth Visiting in Changsha

Most of the museums introduced here are the only ones in the world. They not only inherit traditional culture but also provide great value for future generations to appreciate. It is highly recommended to add them to your travel itinerary and witness their charm.

The largest history museum in Hunan, with rich collections of cultural relics, features the distinctive cultural relics from the Han tombs in Mawangdui. Displaying the Han tombs in Mawangdui is the core exhibition of Hunan Provincial Museum. The most noteworthy exhibit is the preserved body of Lady Xin Zhui.
The only museum in the world dedicated to the collection of ancient documents, showcasing ancient documents from the Western Han, Eastern Han, and the Sun Wu period of the Three Kingdoms. The museum also displays domestic and international documents, the history of writing, and the ancient document production process. If you are a lover of cultural relics, then Changsha Documents Museum is a must-visit place for you.

Changsha Museum

Understanding the development history of Changsha, opening the door to explore civilization. The Changsha Museum exhibits precious local cultural relics such as the Shang Dynasty bronze bells, bronze decorative bells, golden and silver dragon and phoenix pattern copper boxes, and sheathed bronze swords, which have attracted attention from both domestic and foreign visitors. The museum also has a long corridor that displays poetry and couplets, which is grand and impressive.
Own one of the only three toothless hibiscus dragon skeletons in the world. Hunan Geological Museum was founded in 1958 and is located on Shanmu Chong Road, Tianxin District, Changsha City. It has eight main exhibition halls, including "Introduction Hall," "Into the Earth," "Open the Treasure," "Hard Work," "Changes in the World," "Protect the Earth," and "Stone Treasures." The museum is rich in content and innovative in form, making it an excellent classroom for learning earth sciences and understanding nature.

Fireworks Museum

The only one in the country that records the origin of fireworks. The first farmer-funded fireworks museum in China, located in Dao town, Liuyang City, Hunan province, has been completed and opened. In order to promote fireworks culture, the villagers of Ludong Village in Fuzhi Township, starting from land requisition, demolition, construction and exhibition, have used their own funds to build a fireworks museum covering an area of nearly 1,000 square meters in just 100 days since July of this year.

China Hunan Embroidery Museum

The Hunan Xiang Embroidery Museum was founded in 1999. It has a total exhibition area of 1000 square meters and displays over 6000 collections. The museum consists of three themed exhibition halls: "The Historical Origins of Xiang Embroidery," "The Rise of Xiang Embroidery," and "The Excellence of Contemporary Xiang Embroidery." It vividly showcases the evolution of Xiang embroidery craftsmanship and the exquisite works of previous artisans, allowing visitors to gain a deeper understanding of the development process, artistic charm, and unlimited style of Xiang embroidery through the appreciation of contemporary exquisite Xiang embroidery works.

Hunan Lei Feng Memorial Hall

Former Residence of Lei Feng, get close to understanding the spirit of Lei Feng. Upon entering the memorial hall, the first thing you see is the statue on the square, dressed in military uniform, wearing a military cap, carrying a gun, radiant and imposing, shining like the sun on everyone who comes here. In the memorial hall, there is the former residence, as well as exhibition halls showcasing Lei Feng's life, a gallery of inscriptions from famous people, and a square dedicated to ten marshals. The exhibition hall takes the shape of a flag and displays over 500 exhibits, using a large number of cultural relics, photos, etc. to tell the world about an ordinary yet great life.