Nanjing Folk Museum (Nanjing Intangible Cultural Heritage Museum)

The Nanjing Folk Museum (Nanjing Intangible Cultural Heritage Museum), a branch of the Nanjing Museum Administration, is a professional museum for studying, displaying, and protecting Nanjing’s folk culture and intangible cultural heritage. Meanwhile, to comprehensively display Nanjing’s intangible cultural heritage and protect the city’s intangible cultural resources, Nanjing Intangible Cultural Heritage Museum was set up based on the Nanjing Folk Museum , making Nanjing Intangible Cultural Heritage Museum China’s first museum for both folk and intangible cultural heritage.

The Former Residence of Gan Xi, where the museum is located, is a Major Historical and Cultural Site Protected at the National Level. The residence, or “Ninety Nine and a Half Rooms”, “The Grand Courtyard of the Gan Family” as it is called by common folks, includes No.15, 17, and 19 Nanbu Ting and No.42, 46 Daban Lane in Qinhuai District of Nanjing. This multi-row, hallway-style ancient house is the former residence of Gan Xi, a famous man of letters and a scholar in local chronicles in the Qing dynasty. It was first built during the reign of Qing Emperor Jiaqing about 200 years ago. Covering an area of nearly 10,000 square meters, it is home to Qing residential buildings which are larger and better preserved than those in other large- and medium-sized cities in China.

Permanent exhibitions: “Influential Family in Jiangnan: Jinling Gan Family History Exhibition”, “Loving Forever with Many Children: Nanjing Child Rearing and Marriage Customs Exhibition”, “Immortal Cultural Heritage: Demonstration of Nanjing Intangible Cultural Heritage Representative Inheritors”,and “Exquisite Craftsmanship: Nanjing Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition”.


Opening Hours:9:00-17:30(Closed Mondays)

Ticket Price:¥20

Address:No.15 Nanbu Ting, Qinhuai District, Nanjing


  • Influential Family in Jiangnan
  • Loving Forever with Many Children
  • Immortal Cultural Heritage
  • Exquisite Craftsmanship