Why the Hainan Museum is a must visit this week

Visiting the Hainan Museum will actually make you feel good. Seriously, it will. A recent study conducted by Harris Interactive found that people are happier when they spend money on experiences rather than material purchases, (even though the museum is free).

Haikou Life Hainan Museum
Haikou village life, Hainan Museum
Dan people in Hainan Museum
The Dan people of Hainan seldom worked in agriculture or bought property, they have a tradition of living on boats and fishing

It goes without saying that the primary role of any museum is to engage and educate visitors and the community, and there’s no doubt that it would be virtually impossible to exit the Hainan Museum without having gained significant information or insight into Hainan’s history and culture during your visit.

Life in a village in ancient times in Hainan Hainan Museum
Life in a village in ancient times in Hainan
Working in a plantation in ancient times

Hainan Museum is a modern, interactive and visually stimulating microcosm of a Hainan’s past, and a wonderful repository of historical artifacts and achievements in art.

Artwork by Chinese masters currently on display at the Hainan Museum
Artwork by Chinese masters currently on display at the Hainan Museum
Artwork by Chinese masters currently on display at the Hainan Museum
Artwork by Chinese masters currently on display at the Hainan Museum

Ceramic China is an exhibition running until February 15th 2020

Ceramic China exhibition Hainan Museum
Ceramic China exhibition Hainan Museum
Ceramic China exhibition Hainan Museum
Ceramic China exhibition Hainan Museum
Ceramic China exhibition Hainan Museum
Ceramic China exhibition Hainan Museum
Ceramic China exhibition Hainan Museum
Ceramic China exhibition Hainan Museum

With three floors and numerous exhibition halls, the Hainan Museum brings you back to the dawn of time and the formation of the island, through the Neolithic age and the first people to inhabit Hainan, explores the island through the range of dynasties and brings you up to present day mapping out Hainan’s changes and development providing access to current research and new ideas.

Neolithic era, double shoulder stone axe
Neolithic era, double shoulder stone axe
Neolithic stone spinners
Neolithic stone spinners
Silver seal inscribed with "Zhulu Zhikui" Western Han Dynasty, 46 BCE
Silver seal inscribed with “Zhulu Zhikui” Western Han Dynasty, 46 BCE

The Hainan Museum offers a great way to spend time with family in a positive way. A day at the museum translates to a day spent with loved ones in an environment that provides a shared learning experience for everyone.

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