Guizhou Provincial Museum

Guizhou Provincial Museum is opposite the International Conference Center of Guiyang, China. The main exhibition hall, covering an area of 7,800 square meters (9,300 square yards), presents over 200,000 precious fossils, pictures, weapons, handiworks, videos, and models. You can gain a vivid knowledge of prehistoric animals, history of Guizhou Province, as well as the ethnic culture of local nationalities there.

Handiworks of Ethnic Groups

The most typical and important exhibition of Guizhou Provincial Museum is the ethnic relics. Since various kinds of ethnic groups are distributed among Guizhou Province, ethnic culture has become the essence of this land. There are over 1,000 ethnic objects displayed in the museum including embroidery, batik, cross-stitch works, brocade, silver jewelry… Among them, the most precious ones are wooden marriage notes and wine cups of Miao people, headmen's clothes of Yi people, as well as the carved burial stones of Shui nationality. Miao nationality has the largest population and the longest history, so Miao’s dresses and jewelry cover the majority of exhibits there. You can definitely gain a rough knowledge of the local ethnic culture and customs after visiting Guizhou Provincial Museum.

If you want to pick some national-style souvenirs, there is a shop on the 1st floor of Guizhou Provincial Museum, selling artworks and jewelry of the Miao nationality.

Prehistoric Fossils

Prehistoric relics of Guizhou Provincial Museum include fossils of human teeth and skulls during the Paleolithic Period. Various kinds of typical stone implements and bone tools are also presented there. What’s more, specimens of prehistoric animals are another highlight of this museum. You can find fossils of marine reptiles like Keichousaurus, Thalattosaur, and Ichthyosaurs, as well as Crinoid there.

Treasures during the Past 2,500 Years

Historical relics of almost all dynasties of ancient China are displayed in the Guizhou Provincial Museum, including weapons and sacrificial vessels of Yelang State of the Warring States Period (475 - 221 BC), bronze chariots of the Han Dynasty (202 - 220), the clay pot carved with long inscriptions made in the Southern and Northern Dynasties (220 - 589), and golden crown of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). What’s more, visitors can also observe lacquer ear cups, colored enamel figures, as well as iron swords with bronze handle… There are also some relics demonstrating the modern history of Guizhou from 1840 to 1949 including armor of the Taiping Rebellion (1850 – 1864), announcements and documents of the government, as well as printing machines and leaflets of that period.

Besides these fixed exhibitions, temporary displays or activities of various themes and forms will be held in Guizhou Museum from time to time. Sometimes, there will be singing and dancing performance played by the Miao people.

How to get to Guizhou Provincial Museum

Take bus line 48, 58, 60, 111, 208, 209, 218, 263, 281 or K218 to Guoji Huiyi Zhongxin and you will see the museum.
Entrance Fee Free, but visitors need to show their passports to get the free tickets.
With one passport, visitors can get three free 4D movie tickets.
Opening Hours 9:00 - 17:00;
Chinese New Year: 12:00 - 17:00;
Closed on Mondays and Chinese New Year's Eve (except national holidays).
- Last updated on Nov. 28, 2018 -
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