Huangshi City Museum, the first museum in Huangshi, was built and opened on October 1, 1979. It has always been based on the archaeological findings of the ancient mining and metallurgy site in Tonglushan. It fully shows the ancient superb mining and smelting technology, reflects the profound historical and cultural heritage and unique local cultural characteristics.
Since the mid-1990s, due to the limitations of planning and geographical location at that time, Huangshi Museum has been difficult to play its role of collection, display and research. Until 1999, Huangshi Municipal government officially established a new Huangshi Museum, which is located on the east side of the people's square of Tuanchengshan in Huangshi City. It officially started construction on December 28, 2004, and opened to the public free of charge on December 29, 2008.
December 29, 2008 the new Museum covers a total area of 20.58 mu, with a total construction area of 6141.27 square meters. It has a three story frame structure and is a museum with the theme of bronze culture. The square, diamond and round exterior structure perfectly combines and stands out from all angles. The mountain is embedded in the back, which is integrated into the environment without too large volume, giving the museum a strong sense of sculpture. It not only adapts to the terrain skillfully, but also endows the main body "Chinese seal" with the spirit of softness. The glass box in the center of the museum is the lighting well of the central hall, which has a clear orientation. Every time the audience has seen an exhibition hall, they will go through this open and bright transition space, which is not easy to get lost and will reduce fatigue. All the corridors are viewed from the interior through grooves and lighting belts to form a view. The surrounding beautiful landscape has been carefully "cut" into beautiful paintings. Some of them are part of the museum's exhibits. The museum itself is one of the best works of art. The rich mineral resources and long history and culture of mining and metallurgy in Huangshi area have made outstanding contributions to the emergence of Chinese bronze culture and the development of metallurgy. With the theme of "mining and metallurgy", Huangshi Museum has grasped the most essential characteristics in the process of Huangshi history, which is an exhibition with distinctive personality and local characteristics. Huangshi museum is one of the national key cultural relics protection units and one of the top ten provincial patriotic education demonstration bases.
Huangshi's rich mineral resources have made outstanding contributions to the emergence of Chinese bronze culture and the development of metallurgy. With the theme of "mining and metallurgy", the exhibition captures the most essential characteristics of Huangshi's historical process, and is an exhibition with distinctive personality and local characteristics.
Bronze tools series are mining tools in the spring and Autumn period. There are different sizes and weights of copper axes, copper axes, copper chisels and so on, which represent the development level of social productivity at that time. Many of them are state-level cultural relics.
Iron tools series are iron tools such as iron axe, iron drill, iron hammer, concave iron hoe and iron rake. They are mining tools from the Warring States period to the Han Dynasty, and are the products of the transition from the Bronze Age to the iron age.
Wooden axle, unearthed from the ancient mining site of Tonglushan, is a tool used for mine hoisting in the Warring States period. It is the earliest wooden axle discovered in China and a treasure for studying ancient mining hoisting technology.
The heavy sand measuring wooden bucket series are boat shaped, Yuanbao shaped, rectangular and other wooden buckets, which are used to detect the ore grade in ancient times. It is used to guide the heading direction of mine roadway.
According to the structure of the ancient mines in the Warring States period, the ratio of 1:1 is used to restore the ancient mines with sound and light effects. The audience can enter the mines and experience the production activities of the ancient mining craftsmen.
The mine hoist replicates the ancient mine hoist, which can be used by the audience to understand the structure, function and scientific principle of the winch, so as to improve the interest of the exhibition.
Address: Guanghui Road, Tuanchengshan Development Zone, Huangshi City, Hubei Province
Transportation route: take bus No.5, 8, 11, 12, 13, 18 to people's Square
Opening hours: 9:00-17:00
Ticket price: Free
Closing days: Monday and Lunar New Year's Eve
Postal Code: 435000
Address: 12 Guanghui Road
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