Located in Yancheng Traditional Business Street Culture Street, it is a two-story building facing the East, imitating the characteristics of Han Dynasty, with a magnificent architectural style. Let’s first look at the pair of bronze lions in front of the gate. They are replicas of bronze lion in front of the Qianqing Gate of the Forbidden City in Beijing. The original bronze lion in front of the Qianqing Gate of the Forbidden City was cast during the reign of Yongzheng, and only two pairs were copied after the founding of the People’s Republic of China. One of them is a copy of the pair in front of Yancheng Museum. The other pair of copies is not in China, but kept in the hall of the Chinese Embassy in Germany.
More than 3,000 articles are collected in Yancheng Museum, including 7 first-class products, 41 second-class products and 545 third-class products. The museum is featured by collections like Liangzhu culture jade articles and primitive celadon articles from the Spring and Autumn period, textiles from Ming Dynasty, and works of famous calligraphers and painters in modern times. Jade Cong with 11 animal face patterns, large jade wall with a diameter of 32 cm, and jade belt hook from the Liangzhu Culture period, canoes and primitive celadon tripods from the Spring and Autumn period, and exquisite works of the museum’s collection including embroidered overlapping flower textile with netted patterns from the Ming Dynasty, gold woven textile with Dancing Phoenix Folded Brocade, and the Painting of Two Eagles completed by Liu Haisu, Huang Zhou, Chen Dayu, and Xia Yiqiao together.