The Into China Gallery represents a story that spans several thousand years. Visitors will experience some of the finest handcrafted masterpieces that mirror the country’s enormous scale and capture the essence of all that culturally embodies China, past and present. This permanent exhibition is open year round and included with general admission to the Museum.
The Emperor's Throne
At the heart of the Forbidden City, the Taihedian (Hall of Supreme Harmony) used to be the place where emperors exercised their rule over the nation. In the center of the hall is the Dragon Throne, the Grand Chair of the State. The gold-lacquered throne, with carvings of dragons symbolizing the supreme imperial power, sits on a seven-floor base. The throne is so high that the emperor’s feet were 11 meters (36 feet) above the heads of officials when they knelt in the courtyard. Such a design intensifies the imposing dignity of the ruler.
Our 'Into China' exhibit offers visitors a unique opportunity to delve into the rich history of the terracotta warriors, showcasing intricate replicas cast from the original priceless specimens located in China. The terracotta warriors are widely regarded as one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the 20th century, offering a glimpse into the grandeur and power of the ancient Chinese empire. By visiting our exhibit, visitors will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of this iconic historical artifact and its place in the annals of human civilization.
The Forbidden City
The Forbidden City, located in the heart of Beijing, is a magnificent complex of 980 structures spread across 720,000 square meters, featuring a diverse array of ancient buildings, porcelain and jade artifacts, picturesque gardens, grand plazas, and historic sites, including 9,999 rooms. Our 'Into China' exhibit provides visitors with a unique opportunity to explore the intricate details and rich history of this iconic landmark, through a meticulously crafted scale model of the Forbidden City. Visitors will gain a deeper appreciation of the architectural and cultural significance of the Forbidden City and its place in the history of China.
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The Blackhawk Museum offers guided tours for groups of 10 or more by appointment only. Two tours per group, per day, are available. Group admission pricing is extended if tickets are paid in advance or with one group ticket purchased at the Reception Desk at the time of the tour. Book a tour by clicking the link below or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.