Name: Shandong Museum 山东博物馆
Address: No 11899, Jingshi Road, Jinan, Shandong province
Website: http://www.sdmuseum.com/english/ (English)
Hours: 9:00 - 17:00 (Tuesday - Sunday, entry until 16:00)
Closed days: Closed on Mondays (except on national holidays)
Admission fee: Admission is free. Visitors should bring valid documents to receive tickets, such as an id card, senior person certificate, driving license, student card, or passport.
Image from the official website of Shandong Museum (http://www.sdmuseum.com/).
Shandong Museum, founded in 1954, was the first provincially comprehensive topography museum in China.
The newly-founded main building in the museum is 74 meters high and occupies some 82,900 square meters. It boasts a larger space, better exhibition environment, an automated management system and advanced protection hardware.
The museum is a collection and exhibition center of Shandong province. Its collections cover the categories of history, nature and art and feature ceramics, bronzes, oracles, bamboo slips, inscriptions on pottery, clay and imperial seals, Han pictorial stones, paintings and calligraphy, and rare books.
The museum houses a collection of more than 210,000 historical artifacts. Highlights of the historical collection include relics from the Neolithic Dawenkou and Longshan cultures, bronze artifacts from the Shang (c.16th century-11th century BC) and Zhou (c. 11th century-256 BC) dynasties, stone carvings from the Han Dynasty (206 BC to AD 220), and paintings from the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. The natural history section features fossils from Shanwang and a fossil skeleton of Shantungosaurus.