Ming: 50 Years that Changed China

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Antiquities

British Museum

Until Mon Jan 5 2015

  • Cloisonné enamel jar and cover with dragons. Metal with cloisonné enamels, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435), Beijing. © The Trustees of the British Museum

  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.: Purchase--Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and partial gift of Richard G. Pritzlaff, S1991.77

  • Sword and scabbard with inscription. Iron, gold, silver, wood and leather. Yongle era about 1420, Beijing. © Royal Armouries

  • Paper money. Ink on paper. Issued in 1375. British Museum, donated by Emily Georgina Hingley. © The Trustees of the British Museum

  • Handscroll, ink and colours on silk. Xuande period, 1426–1435. Anonymous. © The Palace Museum, Beijing

  • Crown. Leather, woven bamboo, lacquer and semiprecious stones. c. 1380. Image courtesy of Shandong Museum

  • Ming prince’s ‘dragon robe’. Silk, c. 1389. Excavated from the tomb of Zhu Tan (1370-1389), Prince Huang of Lu at Yanzhou, Shandong province. © Shandong Museum

  • Carved red lacquer on wood core, Yongle mark and period 1403-24, South China. Diameter 34.8 cm © The Trustees of the British Museum

  • Porcelain bottle with underglaze cobalt blue decoration. Yongle era, 1403-1424. Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. © The Trustees of the British Museum

  • Head ornament. Gold. About 1400–50. Nanjing or Beijing. © Trustees of the British Museum

  • Anonymous, ‘Tribute giraffe with attendant’. Hanging scroll, ink and colours on silk. Dated 1414. Image courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Cloisonné enamel jar and cover with dragons. Metal with cloisonné enamels, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435), Beijing. © The Trustees of the British Museum

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  • Name:

    British Museum

  • Address:

    44
    British Museum Great Russell St
    London
    WC1B 3DG

  • Venue phone:

    020 7323 8299

  • Venue website:

    www.britishmuseum.org

  • Opening hours:

    Daily 10am-5.30pm; Fri 10am-8.30pm (selected galleries only, ring for details)

  • Transport:

    Tube: Tottenham Court Rd/Holborn/Russell Square

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    Free (permanent collection); admission charge applies for some temporary exhibitions

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Ming: 50 Years that Changed China 2014 - 2015

  • Date Time Price information
  • Mon Dec 22
    10:00
    £16.50; free £13 concs; free under-16s. Plus £1 booking fee
  • Tue Dec 23
    10:00
    £16.50; free £13 concs; free under-16s. Plus £1 booking fee
  • Wed Dec 24
    10:00
    £16.50; free £13 concs; free under-16s. Plus £1 booking fee
  • Thu Dec 25
    10:00
    £16.50; free £13 concs; free under-16s. Plus £1 booking fee
  • Fri Dec 26
    10:00
    £16.50; free £13 concs; free under-16s. Plus £1 booking fee
  • Sat Dec 27
    10:00
    £16.50; free £13 concs; free under-16s. Plus £1 booking fee
  • Sun Dec 28
    10:00
    £16.50; free £13 concs; free under-16s. Plus £1 booking fee
  • Mon Dec 29
    10:00
    £16.50; free £13 concs; free under-16s. Plus £1 booking fee
  • Tue Dec 30
    10:00
    £16.50; free £13 concs; free under-16s. Plus £1 booking fee
  • Wed Dec 31
    10:00
    £16.50; free £13 concs; free under-16s. Plus £1 booking fee
  • Thu Jan 1 2015
    10:00
    £16.50; free £13 concs; free under-16s. Plus £1 booking fee
  • Fri Jan 2 2015
    10:00
    £16.50; free £13 concs; free under-16s. Plus £1 booking fee
  • Sat Jan 3 2015
    10:00
    £16.50; free £13 concs; free under-16s. Plus £1 booking fee
  • Sun Jan 4 2015
    10:00
    £16.50; free £13 concs; free under-16s. Plus £1 booking fee
  • Mon Jan 5 2015
    10:00
    £16.50; free £13 concs; free under-16s. Plus £1 booking fee

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Dave A

I like the British Museum. But I didn't expect to pay such a high price of £16.50 per person to see an exhibit. So I didn't go in. 

Victoria A

I love visiting the British Museum. It is bid and plenty to see. Very educational. I have visited it several times. I enjoyed the guided tour at the Chinese art section. The guide was funny, informative and interesting.