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Guangdong Museum was first built in 1957. The museum and its Guangzhou Lu Xun Memorial Hall were officially opened to the public on October 1, 1959. The museum was originally located on the former campus of Sun Yat-sen University at 215 Wenming Road, Guangzhou (on the site of the former Guangdong Tributary Academy), covering an area of 43,000 square meters. In addition to Guangzhou Lu Xun Memorial Hall, Guangdong Museum also included the site of the first National Congress of Kuomintang, a national-class protected heritage site (including the Revolutionary Square), and the Red Mansion, a provincial-class protected heritage site.

At the beginning of the 21st century, in light of the museum construction boom nationwide and the need to further develop Guangdong Museum, the CPC Guangdong Provincial Committee and Guangdong Provincial Government decided in 2003 to commit RMB 884.2 million to build a new facility for Guangdong Museum. The new facility is located within the Cultural and Art Square in the southern part of the central district of Zhujiang New Town on the new central axis of Guangzhou. It consists four sections devoted to history, nature, art, and temporary exhibitions.

The new facility showcases the history and culture, art, and nature of Guangdong. The exhibits are arranged in the principles of functionality, cost-effectiveness, originality, and soundness and in informative, scientific, and artistic manners, reflecting the uniqueness of Lingnan culture and the standard of the items in collection at Guangdong Museum.    

Exhibition: The new facility showcases the history and culture, art and nature of Guangdong.

Scale: 67,000 sq m.

Address: No.2 Zhujiang East Road, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District, Guangzhou

Postcode: 510623

Opening Hours: 9 A.M. – 5 P. M. Tuesday through Sunday; closed on Mondays (except on statutory public holidays and in special circumstances)


(1) The museum offers free admission to visitors.

(2) To ensure the safety of the cultural relics and the quality of visits, only visitors with tickets will be admitted. The museum offers a maximum of 5,000 complimentary tickets to visitors a day. These tickets are available on a first-come, first served basis. Visitors are expected to follow the instructions of museum attendants.

(3) Visitors are expected to queue up at the ticket booth to obtain a ticket upon the presentation of a national citizenship card, student identity card, military officer identity card, senior citizen card, or driver's license. Tickets are available from 8:50 A.M. to 4 P.M. Each visitor will be given one ticket only (children less than 1.4 meters tall can enter the museum without a ticket). The tickets are only valid for visitors on the same day that they are issued.

(4) Groups of more than 10 people are expected to make a reservation three days in advance. If the reservation is confirmed, they are expected to visit at the designated time. Delay in obtaining the tickets may result in cancellation of the reservation.


Commentary: Free Chinese-language commentary service begins at 10 A.M. and 3 P.M. Visitors interested in the commentary service may assemble at the entrance to the exhibition hall at the designated time. (For reservations, please call 020-38046888).

Inquiries: 38046886 (9 A.M. – 5 P.M.)

Reservation Fax: 38046880 (24 hours a day)

※ Website: www.gdmuseum.com

Metro: Take Metro Line 3 and disembark at the Zhujiang New Town Station; walk straight ahead from Exit B towards the Guangzhou Opera House, and then walk eastward for about 200 meters along the Riverside Avenue. Alternatively, take Metro Line 5 and disembark at the Liede Station; walk straight ahead from Exit D to Xiancun Road; turn left and then walk southward for about 200 meters along Xiancun Road.
· Bus: Take Bus No. 886, 886A, or 293 and disembark at the Xiancun Nan (South) Station. Alternatively, take Bus 40 0r 407 and disembark at the Guangzhou Opera House West Gate Station.

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