With an area of 4,000 square meters (43,056 square feet), this exhibition displays over 1,500 items, including relics, pictures, oil paintings, sculptures, and models. Using multi-media and reproductions, it presents the history of the province. The Liede Dragon Boat, Ivory Carving Tiered Food Carrier, and many other precious items can be seen in this exhibition.
Guangdong History and Culture
It is divided into four sections according to a time line. The first section demonstrates the origin of the local people, the ethnic fusion process, and covers three main ethnic groups: Cantonese, Hakka, and Chaoshan People. Many rare items are displayed, such as a Maba Man Skull (the ancestors of local people), a Nanyue King Oil Painting, and Chaozhou Clay Sculptures. Tourists will be transported in the second section to the Maritime Silk Road to experience the wonderful course of this region's opening up to foreign countries with various exhibits, such as ceramics, Cantonese faience, Cantonese sculptures, and trade paintings. The third section reviews the contributions local people made in many important historical events in China's Modern History (1840 – 1949), while the fourth part presents their bravery during the Sino-Japanese War (1937 – 1945) through a large number of black-and-white photos.
Chaozhou Gilded Woodcarvings
This exhibition covers an area of 4,000 square meters (43,056 square feet). Using simulation landscapes, pictures, samples, and other multi-media, it gives visitors a comprehensive understanding of the natural resources of the province from seven aspects: geologic landforms, minerals, gems, herbal medicines, terrestrial wildlife, sea creatures, and ancient animals.
Hailed as the Nation of Ceramics, there are plenty of kilns distributed throughout many parts of China. Through a half-century of collecting, Guangdong Museum has gathered a large selection of exquisite ceramics, including various Jingdezhen Ceramics, local Shek Wan Pottery, and Cantonese faience. This exhibition presents the history of Chinese ceramics from the Neolithic times to the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1911) with 300 fine exhibits.
Duan inkstones are native to Duanzhou (now Zhaoqing, Guangdong), ranking as the first of the Four Great Inkstones of China. Among the traditional local craftworks, Duan inkstone has the longest history. There are 1,000 Duan inkstones in the museum with the oldest ones dating from the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907). This exhibition of Guangdong Museum introduces their history, quality, and workmanship in the 6,458-square-feet (600-square-meter) exhibit area with 200 inkstones on display.
How to get to Guangdong Museum
1. Take bus 18, 293, or 886, and get off at Xicun Lunan Station. Enter from the north gate or the east gate.
2. Take bus 44, 138, or 499 to Linjiang Dadao Zhong, and then walk northwest for 10mins to Guangdong Museum.
1. Take metro APM Line to Guangzhou Opera House and you will see Guangdong Museum.
2. Take metro line 3 or line 5, and get off at Zhujiang New Town (Zhujiang Xincheng) Station. Get out from Exit B1, and go straight to Guangzhou Opera House. Then walk 200 m (219 yards) east along Linjiang Avenue to the museum.
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|Admission Fee:||1. The museum issues 5,000 free tickets a day. |
2. Children under 1.4m (4.6ft) can enter without a ticket.
3. Individuals can get tickets at the ticket office with passport.
|Opening Hours:||9:00 – 17:00 (Ticketing Time: 8:50 – 16:00) |
*Closed on Monday (Except the public holidays in China).
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