Beijing Red Mansion Culture and Art Museum
Located in Xuanwu District southwest of Beijing, the museum( also called Daguanyuan (Grand View Garden) is a replica of the magnificent garden of an imperial family described in the well-known Chinese novel "A Dream of Red Mansions" by Cao Xueqin (17l5-l763).
The Grand View Garden covers 13 hectares with a construction area of 10,000 ㎡. The architectures are in the style of Qing Dynasty. The environment there is very beautiful. Currently, there are 12 exhibition rooms in the garden. The garden boasts a collection of nearly 10,000 pieces of cultural relics and replicas such as craftworks, furniture, bronze wares, potteries etc. The large-scale permanent exhibition entitled Cultural and Artistic Exhibition on Red Mansion include homecoming by an imperial concubine, Red Mansions' precious cultural relics, Red Mansion culture and art, red mansion research, life of Cao Xueqin and the past and the current Grand View Garden. Many practicalities and data give a systemic and vivid introduction to the profound culture of Red Mansions.
When the festivals or holidays come, many interesting activities are held there. The famous ancient costume show called Homecoming by an Imperial Concubine is particularly attractive.
Address: Nancaiyuan Street, Xuanwu District, Beijing
Bus Route: Bus No. 3(special), 19, 56, 59, 61, 122, 423, 819
Opening Hours: 8: 30-16: 30
Admission Fee: RMB 15 Yuan；8 Yuan for students
Tel: 010-63544994, 010-63542299-534