Marvels of China
This gallery provides an easy to understand and family-friendly introduction to Chinese art and culture.
Laid out thematically, the gallery covers topics such as family and home, scholars, agriculture, festivals and arts and crafts.
A large activity area features dressing-up costumes and activity sheets for younger visitors as well as comfy sofas for parents and carers. Replicas of the famous terracotta warriors guard the gallery, painted to look as they would have done when they were buried.
Gallery highlights include imperial porcelain, finely carved lacquer, intricate silver jewellery and a wonderful Chinese bed - made without nails or screws.
This gallery was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Designation Development Fund.