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Gansu Provincial Museum

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Address: No.3 Xijin West Road, Qilihe District, Lanzhou 730000, China
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+86 931 234 6308
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00

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Great museum, go for the bronze horse!

The bronze horse is amazing, the other pottery exhibits were good too, considering they are so old. We were lucky to be with a group that had a translator, however because we were... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

The bronze horse is amazing, the other pottery exhibits were good too, considering they are so old. We were lucky to be with a group that had a translator, however because we were on a tour we didn't get to see the whole museum. You could happily spend several hours mesmerised by the ancient Chinese history. Gifts upon exit were... More 

Thank BenChar_Wilson
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

This was a much larger museum than I would have expected with a large exhibit of pottery and bronze dating back 9 centuries. The English speaking guide was very informative and well worth the 200 RMB. The museum was free.

Thank bbuff01
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

An excellent museum worth a minimum of three hours of your time. The museum is free but you must get a ticket to enter. The Silk Road exhibit is well thought out and has nice signage in English. The Fossils are nice. The Buddhist art gallery is mesmerizing, especially the Tang Buddha. I especially liked the tri-colored pottery. My favorite... More 

Thank MooncakeVixen
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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This museum is a pearl with its unique collection from ancient China. You will see pottery with 8000 years old! Bronze sculptures including the famous Gansu flying horse! Beautifully perfect it is difficult to imagine that this horse has almost 2000 years! Must see in Lanzhou!

Thank Alessandra A
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

I visited this museum soon after arriving in Lanzhou. I took the #1 bus from NanGuanShiZi station on Qingyang Road. The museum is free, locals need to show their ID card, foreigners, a passport. Nice exhibits, not all have signs in English.

Thank namei18
Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

Many things to see in the museum. Red Gansu was about the formation of the Communist Party. Fossils are available. Excellent and free of charge

Thank auntiedoris
Ware, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Really great museum and although I was disappointed that the Silk Road exhibit was closed the rest of the museum was very good and worth the visit. From prehistoric history of gansu through to the present some great exhibits. Worth spending a few hours and a nice museum shop on the ground floor.

Thank rosie38c
Stowe, Vermont
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Reviewed 11 October 2015

Also fossils if you like such things. They have a magnificent copper flying horse on display and dinosaurs but I am not sure that they are made of real bones.

Thank maryevslin
Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 3 October 2015

An excellent museum to learn about the province of Gansu. Nice rendition of Chinese culture in the northwest of China. You will appreciate the history of Silk Road and significance of the statue of mother of all rivers.

Thank Venerando B
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Very nice museum to visit. Spend about 3.5 hours inside. Entry is free if you can display a photo ID. Total 3 floor with different themes. 1. Prehistoric of Gansu 2. Silk road history 3. Artefacts of GanSu. 4. History of Buddism influence in China Very interesting, we took our time , slowly read up the history and enjoy understanding... More 

Thank Zach C

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