Henan Museum was founded in 1927, one of the earliest museum in China. On May 1, 1998, the newly-built museum was inaugurated. This state-of-the-art national-level museum is now the largest artifact collection, protection, research and exhibition center in central China.
The Museum has a collection of 170,000 pieces (sets) and is particularly famous for prehistoric artifacts, bronzes from Shang and Zhou dynasty, ceramics and jade wares in its collection. Central plain area is a major cradle for Chinese civilization to thriving, and the precious and exquisite cultural relics excavated here witnessed the development trace of Chinese civilization and also demonstrate the historical development of China.