Liangzhu Museum, located in Beautiful Island Park, Hangzhou city, specializes in collecting and displaying Liangzhu relics and in studies of the Neolithic Liangzhu culture, thus providing strong evidence that Chinese civilization is more than 5,000 years old.
The museum, designed by British architect David Chipperfield, is comprised of four long buildings honored as “a treasure box”. Wandering about the museum, visitors learn about the stories of jade, the life of Liangzhu people and the structure of the ancient city.
Thanks to advanced technologies, the three major exhibition halls fully demonstrate the elegant and interesting Liangzhu culture. Various kinds of jade articles from the Liangzhu era are exhibited to showcase the origins of the people’s worship for jade culture.
Since it was opened to the public in 1994, the museum has played an important role in promoting Liangzhu culture. Students from primary and middle schools come to the museum to learn about the life and culture of Liangzhu people. It has also set up lessons on social education featuring Liangzhu culture.
Address: Meilizhou Road No 1, Yuhang District, Hangzhou City