Xuannan Cultural Museum
Xuannan Cultural Museum

The Xuannan Cultural Museum lies inside Changchun Temple in the southern part of the city of Beijing. Focusing on the display of the folk culture of Xuan Nan in Beijing, the museum vividly exhibits the long history and rich cultural heritage of Xuan Nan.

Opening Hours:
Peak Season: 8:30-16:30
Ticket Price:
Free
Tel:
86-010-63015415
Address:
No. 9 West Street, Beijing City
Details

The Xuannan Cultural Museum lies inside Changchun Temple in the southern part of the city of Beijing. Focusing on the display of the folk culture of Xuan Nan in Beijing, the museum vividly exhibits the long history and rich cultural heritage of Xuan Nan. Xuan Nan is a smaller version of what the old Beijing used to look like. In the eight exhibition halls of the museum, tourists can view the mini-windmill, the jade antiques and the many precious instruments that are there, as well as discover the renowned cultural history of the famous Beijing Opera. Artists such as Meilanfang, Tanxinpei and Malianliang have been among the few that have had their work on display. Among them, Meilanfang is regarded as one of the greatest artists of modern Chinese history for introducing Beijing Opera to the United States of America, Japan and Russia in 1935.

Features: The museum houses eight exhibition halls, including "The Long History of Xuan Nan", "Footprints of Heroes", "A Century’s Commerial Prosperity", "Flourishing Peking Opera", and "Paradise of Southern Beijing". Visitors will witness the rich and colorful folk culture as well as the modern facets of the southern Xuannan District in Beijing. The museum, departing from the traditional division of artifacts, photographs and texts, presents an innovative arrangement in the exhibits. At one point in history, Xuan Nan used to be a community of Chinese minorities. At the museum exhibition, tourists can experience the culture and customs of minority groups such as the Hui, Meng, Wei and Man, and learn a greater understanding of how these people have lived for hundreds of years.

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