Gansu Provincial Museum

March 3, 2018
Lanzhou Attractions

The Gansu Provincial Museum is the largest and comprehensive museum in the region and the home of the renown Galloping Horse of Wuwei (Han dynasty 206 BC – 22 AD). The museum covers an area of 18,000 square meters.

The museum is divided into two parts which is namely the historical and natural relics exhibition centers. It total contains about 75,000 historical and natural exhibits including color-painted pottery of the Neolithic wooden paints, silk hemp fabrics, minority’s ethnical relics, a 4 meter mammoth fossil and so on.

The museum contains some of the most famous relics in the region and the country. The Galloping Horse of Gansu which was excavated from Wuwei 2 decades ago which has a history of over 1,800 years. The horse is 14 cm tall. Neolithic Painted Potteries which was excavated from Dadiwan which has history of 7,000 years old. It also includes famous 4 meter tall mammoth which was excavated from Yellow River Basin 1973. Visiting Gansu Provincial museum is the one of the must see sites in the region.