Attraction Jingchun Road Haidian, Beijing China Published on: 08-08-2016
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Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology is good for
- Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
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Why Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology is special ?
This excellent museum of art and archaeologyis situated in the beautiful West Campus of Peking University. It is the first of its kind established in China’s institutions of higher learning. If you have any interest in Chinese history and ceramics, and would like to enjoy a calm and intellectual atmosphere, then this is a must-see destination.
The museum was co-founded by Peking University, boasting one of China’s best collegiate archaeological departments, and Mr. Arthur M. Sackler, a medical doctor, famous collector and philanthropist. Mr. Sackler has great passion for Chinese culture and has made great contribution to the cause of protecting Chinese cultural relics.
What to explore at Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology?
The museum houses over 10,000 objects and spans a period of 280,000 years, from Paleolithic remains to present-era treasure. The collection has been acquired during the past 70 years from diverse sources
Collections: The museum houses a great collection of archaeological finds in China and also from other countries. Art on display include bronzes, jades, pottery, and other artifacts dating back to each of China's dynasties and presented in chronological order.
- Great museum in an interesting location
- A great collection of archaeological finds in China
- China’s best collegiate archaeological departments
- Bronzes, jades, pottery, and other artifacts
- Acalm and intellectual atmosphere
Jingchun Road Haidian, Beijing China
Tips for you
This little museum is quite unknown but worth a visit. I had organised a tour there and we were offered a guide who explained some of the artifacts. The University campus is justly famous and I recommend a stroll around. There are some eateries just opposite the gate and there are also some parking-places should you drive there.
The Sackler in Beijing has a fine collection of early bronzes and pottery, the captions in english are very good and descriptive. Furthermore, it´s location is very nice in the Peking University campus: you can either walk about 10 minutes from the subway station at the west gate through the on-campus nice park, or you go to the east gate (closer) and walk a few minutes. Another option is to go to the Yuanmingyuan subway stop, which is about a 15 minute walk northeast from the east gate. It´s really worth an hour or two, absolutely so, if you are in the area of the summer palaces, whether new or old, both are rather close. Ít hơn