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Huqing Yutang Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Updated: 2015-01-01 12:56:41

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The Huqing Yutang Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine is a specialized museum in China. Founded in October 1989, the museum is located at the original site of the Huqing Yutang Chinese Medicine Mill & Shop built in 1874 of the Qing Dynasty (1364-1911). Huqing Yutang is the name of a famous pharmacy selling traditional Chinese medicine founded in the 19th century.

The house is typical of the garden architectural style in southern China. The museum is contained within the pharmacy and has a wide collection of valuable literature on traditional Chinese medicine as well as other varieties of traditional medicines.

Basic displays in the museum include the History of Traditional Chinese Medicines, the History of the Huqing Yutang and Samples of Chinese Herbal Medicines and Patent Medicines. Among the collections, the most precious are medicinal materials unearthed from the Mawangdui Han (206BC-220AD) Tomb in Hunan Province, Hemudu Site of Zhejiang Province, the Liangchu Culture of Zhejiang, and a Song (960-1279) sunken ship in Quanzhou of Fujian Province, and some hundred-year-old medicinal production tools. Besides, there is a simulated workshop of traditional Chinese medicines.

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