Gallery Trail: Chinese Connections

Photo of a statue of a monk
  • Grades 2 - 12
  • Ages 6-7, 8-10, 11-14, 14+

Welcome to the Chinese Galleries. The objects in these galleries encompass over 10,000 years of Chinese history. By looking at the objects used by common people, nobility, and royalty, we can start to understand what has changed and what has stayed the same throughout China's vast history.



Work in small groups to explore the galleries and discover what a collection of objects can tell you about the lives of the people who connected them.


Museum Guidelines

  • Walk. Do not run.
  • Use indoor voices.
  • Stay with your adult.
  • Make way for ROM educators if they need a space for a lesson.
  • Don't touch objects. Only touch objects that are clearly marked as safe to touch.
  • Don’t rush. Focus your time on the objects that capture your interest and complete what you can within the time you have.
  • Ask questions and have fun!

Fast Facts

Some of the objects on display in these galleries are so unique to the ROM, there are none other of their kind on display in the world, not even in China.

Please Note

In these galleries, you may touch objects on the special displays accompanied by Braille text, but please do not touch objects like the camel statues or the Ming tomb, as the oils in your skin may damage them over time.

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