The China Imperial Examination Museum in Nanjing was opened officially on the first day of the Lunar New Year on Jan 28.
The museum is built based on the site of Jiangnan Examination Hall, the largest examination institution of ancient time. The construction process spanned a period of four years.
More than 700 pieces of cultural relics present a panoramic view of China's imperial examination system and its ups and downs. The unique design ensures that the museum buildings are located underground. Mingyuan building, which has a history of over 400 years, has restored to the initial shape and style. The imperial examination museum is so far China's largest museum of a special theme.
There are five exhibition halls in the museum, introducing the development of the imperial examination system, the examination process of ancient students, the relationship between Jiangnan Examination Hall and Nanjing urban culture, and the influence of the imperial examination system on modern examinations.
The museum consists of the main museum, Nanyuan of Jiangnan Examination Hall and Mingyuan Building site. The ticket package is 40 yuan （$5.82）.
The museum opens from 9 am to 9 pm every day.
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