Located in Guyuan County, the museum is an imposing ancient building complex with an area of 28,000 square meters. It was established to collect ethnic treasures and artifacts that trace back through the history of the Silk Road. It is the largest museum in Southern Ningxia, with a considerable collection of important cultural treasures, which can be dated back to Paleolithic age. The museum is open to public in 1988.
It has four exhibition halls, with a collection of 10,000 relics, including articles unearthed from the tombs of the Western Zhou, the Northern Wei, the Northern Zhou, the Sui, and the Tang dynasties; the stone and jade ware from the Old Stone Age, the painted pottery of the Yangshao Culture, and the copper swords of the Spring and Autumn and the Warring States periods, the tri-pot of the Qin Dynasty, ancient coins, and the glazed silver pot representing the Silk Road culture of the Northern Zhou time.
In addition, the museum contains some examples of ancient currency and records of the first Islamic presence in northwestern China as well as valuable pieces recovered from other ancient ethnic minorities. It allows visitors to understand the influence of other cultures and the general growth of culture within the area around the Yellow River.
Location: intersection of West Zhenfu Street and Xicheng Street
Entrance Fee: RMB 20
Transportation: Take Bus No.1 ang get off at Xiguan Crossroad, and then walk about 300 meters to the south.
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