Guizhou Provincial Museum

Guizhou Provincial Museum

The Guizhou Provincial Museum, located at Guiyang City, is a provincial-level comprehensive museum of China. The Museum, covering a space of 19,300 square meters, was prepared in 1953 and opened to the public in 1958.

The Museum has collected over 60,000 items of relics and samples. Among the unearthed articles are the fossils of front teeth and front molar of the Tongzi Ape-man, the lower jawbone and the thighbone of the Xingyi Man, the skull and the upper and lower jawbone of the Chuandong Man; the fossils of extinct mammals and various kinds of typical stone artifacts and bone objects; and the Ge (dagger-axe, an ancient weapon), an iron sword with bronze handle, bronze Fu (a kind of cauldron used in ancient China) and bronze ding (an ancient cooking vessel with two loop handles and three or four legs) left from the Warring States Period (475-221BC), which are generally regarded as typical artifacts of that period by the academic circles. Among the artifacts are also a lacquer cup with two loop handles, a lacquer plate with inscriptions, a bronze drum with patterns, a bronze basin in the shape of salamander's body but bull's head, the Chunyu (an ancient bronze musical instrument) with the pattern of tiger on its handle, and the large-sized bronze chariot and horses, all unearthed from the tombs of the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD) in Guizhou.


  • About 65,000 specimens and artifacts.
  • Four Departments: Natural Specimens, Historical Artifacts, Minority Cultural Relics, and Modern Cultural Relics.
  • Specimens range from fossils to prehistoric artifacts to bronze artifacts from the Bronze Age.
  • 19,000 square meters or 4.5 acres.

A new Guizhou Provincial Museum is expected to open in 2013

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