The Folk Museum of Hancheng City is located in the northeast area of Hancheng Ancient City, Shaanxi province. It covers an area of 2,000 square meters with the building area more than 1,300 square meters. The museum is divided into four major areas according to different themes, namely the "Ancestral Hall Theater Courtyard", "Folk Custom Exhibition Courtyard", "Restored Private Home Courtyard" and "Intangible Cultural Heritage and Education Courtyard". The museum mainly features buildings from the Ming and Qing Dynasties, fully demonstrating the local folk culture.
The Theater Tower
Miniature statues by "Zhang the Clay-Figurine Master"
The ancestral theater courtyard mainly exhibits the local ancestral temple culture, while the east and west wings present the Shehuo and temple fair culture respectively.
The Ancestral Hall
Within this courtyard, the main room well reflects the culture of ancestral hall, and the inner setting of ancestral hall in local norm further introduces the authentic culture of the Hancheng City.
Steamed flower buns
The Folk Custom Exhibition Courtyard consists of seven exhibition halls, respectively themed on the wedding custom culture, festival street scene, food culture, birthday culture, costume culture, living utensils, and integrity culture.
The Restored Residence Courtyard
Equipped with two entries and a century-old ancient well, the Restored Residence Courtyard comes up with the picture of a traditional family. With the daily-use products of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in each room, a strong flavor of life brings out the most authentic daily life of folks in Hancheng City.
Mid hall of the Restored Residence Courtyard
Guarding Tower, the tallest building in the museum, plays a role of guarding the area and securing the family, and it also presents the distinct ancient village culture of Hancheng City. Most of the existing ancient village castles were built in the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
Old-style private school
Hancheng City has valued culture and education since ancient times, and the atmosphere of local education can be well captured from the old-style private schools in the exhibition hall.