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Covering an area of 18,000 square meters, Gansu Provincial Museum is the largest comprehensive museum in Gansu Province. As one of the best sightseeing destinations in Lanzhou, it stores a large number of historical, ethical and revolutionary relics and will give you a special and memorable experience.


It lies at Qilihe in Lanzhou City, Gansu Province.


The museum mainly has five exhibition halls, namely, the Hall of Gansu Historical Relics, the Hall of Gansu Natural Resources, the Hall of Jiayuguan Murals of Wei and Jin Period, the Hall of the Yellow River Ancient Elephants, and the Hall of Red Army's Long March via Gansu.
The first hall displays about 1,500 items of unearthed relics including vessels and agricultural tools, painted pottery bowls and excavations form the Silk Road during the Tang and Han Dynasties.
The second hall displays about 1,380 items of real objects and models showing the profile of Gansu Province.
The third hall exhibits more than 60 murals on the tomb describing the imperial life, the daily life of the








aristocrats and laboring pictures of the common people.
The fourth hall shows a 4-meter-tall and 8-meter-long fossil of the Yellow River Xiphodon mammoth.
The last hall exhibits revolutionary relics of the Long March.


It was first built in 1956. The museum was once called the Science Education Hall of Gansu built in 1939 and got the present name in 1956 after its name changed for several times. Gansu Provincial Museum was open to the public in 1958.


Visitors can take bus No 1, 31, 32, 41, 50, 51, 53 and 58 to this museum.

Admission fee.

The admission fee for Gansu Provincial Museum is RMB 35.


It’s open to the public from 9:10 to 11:30 in the morning and 14:40 to 17:30 in the afternoon from Tuesday to Saturday. The recommended time for a visit is one hour.




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