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- The style of the architecture is a non-typical Hubei(Chu state) style. The architectural design enlightens the hubei's culture. A must go.Written 15 January 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- So many exhibits including a large area devoted to dinosaurs and China's pre-historic period. Probably need two days to see everything comfortably.Written 4 September 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Not many galleries, but the exhibits are of quality. The museum’s focus is on modern Chinese art (i.e. after 1900), and offers a refreshing glimpse into trends and styles. It’s hard to generalise because the artists all have individual styles, but it is fascinating how their works are modern, yet remain clearly Chinese in sensibility. Many works have social commentary embedded in them too.
Like all art museums, the exhibits are likely to change frequently, so another day you may find very different, or even disappointing works. But that's the joy of discovery in art museums.
I spent nearly 2 hours there.
To get to the Hubei Museum of Art, take the metro line 4 (light green line) to Dongting station. Go up to street level using Exit A or B, both of which delivers you to Huangli Road. Walk southeast along Huangli Road for about 1 km, and you will come to a major expressway. The museum is on the opposite side of the expressway. To cross over, use the underground passageway that is on your left, directly facing the museum.
Entry to the museum is free. It closes at 5pm.Written 22 December 2017This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Not too far a walk from the park that surrounds the Yellow Crane Tower, this museum sits alone in a huge esplanade that appears to be designed as a fountain, but alas, when I visited, the water was off. The museum itself is quite stunning. I wonder if the architect designed it as Ayres Rock. It certainly looks like it. It looms large over the vast open plaza. You have to get a ticket to enter from the booths on the plaza, before descending down the steep steps to the museum doors. They'll send you back if you don't have one, even though the ticket is free. You will need a pjhoto ID to get the ticket.
Once inside, the modern design of the exhibits really is stunning over four floors. It looks like the set of a James Bond villain's lair in many spots. There are also creepy life like effigies of those involved with the revolution.
It's well worth seeing just for the architecture and as it's free and well air conditioned, it's a great spot to visit in the Wuhan summer.Written 17 August 2016
- Okay, if you are a foreign visitor and you have never seen any Madame Tussaud's Museums, then it's probably a fun visit. Otherwise, you are paying a lot of money for a few wax figures. Save your money and go to Paris or London!Written 24 April 2016
- Well, this is not a very exiting place for the visiting tourists. But, if you are staying in Wuhan for few days, and if you have kids, then they are definitely going to love it. Not even close to the one in Shanghai, but big enough for the kids to enjoy. It is a three stories large building. Each floor has 2 sections. Closes at 4:30 PM. So, you are suggested to enter by 2pm. There is a moderate que for the tickets, but you don't need to pay for the tickets (but need to show your passport).Written 10 July 2016
- Located right on the University grounds, this little gem of a museum has a collection of dinosaur skeletons and amazing geologic specimens. We spent an hour here and enjoyed the exhibits. It's small and would be very good for people with younger children who want to get up close. Accross the road is the petrified forest recreated for kids and adults.Written 4 April 2012
- Museum might be too grand a word to describe the place but we were entertained for an hour. Also this is one of the few places in China where you can see this side of Chinese culture so it was worth visiting. Went here in March 2019 and this review is mainly to say this place is still open and to help with some extra directions.
To get there: take line 2 to Fanhu station and head South down Qingnian lu, the museum's on the righthand side. The museum was a bit difficult to find. One of the other reviewers posted a photo of the building which was helpful, but there were no signs anywhere outside the building. The entrance is through the Little Swan hotel (小天鹅宾馆). Go through the lobby and go left through some doors, continue straight on and go up the stairs to the left, it's on the first floor. At the top of the stairs go right and you'll find what looks like an office, but is actually the entrance to the museum.Written 7 May 2019
- With this being the 70th anniversary of the founding of present-day China, I came here for my history lesson. Nice choice...Written 18 September 2019
- Built on the site of Hanyang's old iron- and steel-works, this museum commemorates reforming Viceroy Zhang Zhidong at the end of the imperial period. In the late 19th century Zhang reformed industry, trade and education and was open to incorporating Western ideas.
This museum makes few concessions to non-Chinese speakers, so I was fortunate to have a translator. I still didn't understand everything, especially the long documentary film. It was a complex time in Chinese history, particularly the aftermath of the first Sino-Japanese war. But the modern museum (opened 2018) is spectacular and there are many interesting photos of Wuhan's industrial past. Much of the early machinery was imported from Europe, and Wuhan was an important point of contact with the West at the end of the 19th century.
To be honest, I don't know exactly where the museum is as we came by taxi, but I believe it is on the south bank of the Hanshui River.
Well worth a visit!Written 18 September 2019
- Visit Wuhan a lot and always visit this riverside park. Relaxing with great views of the river. Great place for kite flying or just relaxing in the shade of this nicely landscaped park. Many restaurants and bars close by to cool off during the hot summer. There are carts that can also take you on a ride down the park. Highly recommend this attraction. You will not be disappointed.Written 16 June 2017
- Electric bus route 910 from Wuchang Railway station takes 43 bus stops and we'll over 75 rather uncomfortable minutes to reach the Warship Memorial Area: It is well worth it!
The Warship is housed in a specially designed building allowing views from different levels and then there are the galleries exhibiting many of the smaller relics unearthed during the recovery.
The lake and park surrounding have been well thought out and contain other items appertaining to the Japanese war and a large symbolic memorial adorns the nearby hilltop.
The only criticism is that the recovery and restoration are not shown by visual method nor is there any DVD for purchase- instead a rather esoteric and irrelevant collection of knick knack are available for purchase.
For those without transport Uber will serve the site....and there is always the 910 bus to returnWritten 11 November 2017
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