At present the museum has a collection of more than 130,000 pieces of cultural relics treasures, of which more than 5,000 pieces are treasures of the first and second grades. Among them, the prehistoric cultural relics, bronze vessels of the Shang and Zhou Dynasties, and pottery and porcelain wares of the various dynasties in Chinese history possess most distinguishing features.
Inside the museum, there are basic exhibition halls, specialized exhibition halls and provisional exhibition halls. For the first batch of exhibitions, two basic displays and six specialized displays are offered. They are rich in contents, presenting a spectacular sight to visitors.
The Henan Museum is one of China's oldest museums. It is a 'key' museum, it modern displays and exhibitions, modernized equipment, and a unique architecture.
In 1961, along with the move of the provincial capital to Zhengzhou, it moved to its current location.
In 1991 that museum was remodeled and in 1999 the official reopening was held, when the name was officially declared the Henan Museum.
Henan is situated in the middle reaches of the Yellow River.
Its ancient name is Zhongzhou, or central region.
It is one of the important areas for the rise of the Chinese people's early civilization.
Because of this, exhibitions in this museum are mostly related to the ancient history and culture of the Henan region, including objects, historical traces, ancient architecture, archaeological discoveries and arts and crafts.
This enables ambient environmental conditions to be monitored and adjusted, to protect the collections and exhibited objects and to control the required levels of temperature and humidity.