Guizhou Provincial Museum

Situates at No.47 Beijing Road in Guiyang City, Guizhou Provincial Museum is a provincial-level comprehensive museum featured various aspects of the province’s minorities.  It was prepared in 1953 and opened to the public in 1958, covering a space of 19,300 square meters. Since April 7, 2008, Guizhou Provincial Museum has been officially free for visitors.

minority clothes

The museum owns a collection of over 60,000 items of relics and samples, which are classified into four degrees as following: Natural Specimen, Historical Relics, Minority Culture Relics and Modern Culture Relics.

The Natural Specimen and the Historical Relics mainly include the fossils of front teeth and front molar of the Tongzi Ape-man, the lower jawbone and the thighbone of the Xingyi Man, an iron sword with bronze handle in Warring States Period, a pottery pot with the inscriptions of a long article from the year of 104 and a Zhunyi Type bronze drum from the Song Dynasty (960-1279). Over 3000 pieces of the calligraphy works and paintings of the celebrities during Ming and Qing Dynasties were also displayed here.

Minority Culture Relics is the highlight of the Museum, with more than 1,000 items of embroidery, wax printing, cross-stitch work, brocade and silver jewelry and ornament of the minority people.

Modern Culture Relics mainly display the modern and contemporary relics and revolutionary relics, including the uniform worn by the uprising armies during the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom (1851-1864), the Notice Issued by General Political Department of Red Army, the printing machine once used and the leaflets once distributed by the Red Army during the Anti-Japanese War (1937-1945).