Hainan Museum

Hainan Museum
Established 1984
Location Haikou, Hainan, China
Coordinates 20°00′57″N 110°22′44″E / 20.0157°N 110.3789°E / 20.0157; 110.3789
Type Artifacts
Website www.hainanmuseum.org

The Hainan Museum (Chinese: ; pinyin: Hǎinán Shěng Bówùguǎn) is on Guoxing Avenue, Haikou, the capital city of Hainan Province, China. It was established in 1984, then moved to its permanent location in the Hainan Cultural Park at 68 Guoxing Avenue. There, it was officially reopened on November 15, 2008.[1][2]

The facility is one of three large public works projects constructed around the same time on Guoxing Avenue alongside one another. The others are Hainan Library and Hainan Centre for the Performing Arts.

Since opening, it has received more than 800,000 visitors, including former leader Hu Jintao and Premier Li Keqiang.[3]


The entire museum area covers 40,000 square metres. The first phase contains 18,000 square meters comprising the following:[3]

  • 8,000-metre exhibition area
  • Cultural relics storage
  • Technical rooms
  • Service facilities
  • Small office buildings[1]

The second phase of the project is in planning. It will have an area of 7,000 square meters and will contain the "Huaguangjiao One" shipwreck, where it will be restored and protected. It will house approximately 10,000 pieces of porcelain and other cultural relics and specimens pertaining to the history of the South China Sea, the maritime Silk Road, and items relating to geopolitics. It will also contain marine organisms and examples of mineral resources.[3]


Presently, the museum has over 20,000 items including cultural relics and multimedia.[3]



There are four basic permanent exhibitions:

  • Collected Cultural Relics
  • History of Hainan
  • Minority Nationalities in Hainan
  • Intangible Cultural Heritage in Hainan


The museum has presented approximately 20 thematic exhibitions, including:[3]

  • Two Decades’ Development (exhibition on Hainan’s Achievements in Building the Province and the Special Economic Zone in the Past Two Decades)
  • Charm of Masters in Literature of the 20th Century
  • Exhibition of Masterpieces of Asian Museum of Watercolor Art
  • National Treasure Exhibition
  • Exhibition of High and New Tech of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Tsinghua University

Visitor information

Hainan Museum is open from 09:00 to 17:00. It is closed on Mondays. Entrance is free with a maximum of 3,000 tickets issued daily, until 16:30. Identification is required to obtain a ticket. Professional narrators and self-service audio guides are available in Chinese, English, Japanese, Russian and other languages.

Partner museums

Hainan Museum is partnered with:

See also


  1. 1 2 "海南省博物馆服务指南(图)_中国网". China.com.cn. 2009-05-15. Retrieved 2012-01-13.
  2. Brian (2009-10-22). "Hainan Museum". Bulaien.hainanconnection.com. Archived from the original on 2011-09-11. Retrieved 2012-01-13.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 "海南省博物馆". Hainanmuseum.org. Archived from the original on 2012-09-16. Retrieved 2012-01-13.

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