Gansu Provincial Museum
Gansu Provincial Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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AngmohofArabia
Bangkok, Thailand351 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
This museum has an interesting collection of Gansa province artifacts. Especially the section on 5000 years old pries is world class. Unfortunately, the pieces are not very well presented and hardly any descriptions in English. The tacky plastic flowers everywhere and the big groups of bored local kids don’t help either. Entrance is free
Written 16 January 2024
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Samantha
36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
Great collection of fossils and some lovely bronze age horses! There is an entire room dedicated to just pottery from pre-bronze age which was a bit repetitive for me but to each their own! The fossil/dinosaur rooms were great with good mix of English signs. There are entire rooms made up to look like some of the great sights of the silk roads which was different! But fun.
Entrance was tricky as the tickets are only available through their Chinese only app and they were quite rude about allowing me entrance dispute my various green codes and recent NAT negative result so be warned!
Written 6 August 2021
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Lex Faure
Knysna, South Africa148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
I love the Gansu Museum and have visited it numerous times and will continue doing so.
It has very high-quality exhibits, which change often. For a traveller, a lot of information is available about the history of the area and places to visit.
Excellent historic details, artefacts and background to the Silk Route.
Also, exhibits which highlight the attractions of Lanzhou surroundings.
The gift shop is very high quality with unique products only available from this museum.
If you are in Lanzhou, don't miss a visit to the museum, and it's free if you show your foreign passport.
Written 16 September 2019
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Jacinta J
99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
Well preserved museum with free entrance for the 2nd and 3rd floor exhibition. 1st floor entrance which is the east meet west exhibition would cost you CNY 20 per entrance. Good place to visit. Your IC or Passport will be needed for entrance card.
Written 7 September 2019
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Jeff H
Guangzhou, China157 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
If you’re bored ... it’s ok.

Gansu is an interesting province, so there’s a lot of range at the museum. Dinosaurs. Communism. Old pots and human skeletons.

No must-see exhibits, but it’s free and well done.
Written 6 July 2019
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James Du
Shanghai, China158 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
While the facilities may be getting a little old (by China standards), there is indeed a lot to see here given the prominent role Lanzhou and Gansu province played in the ancient Silk Road. The back half of the first floor as well as the wing containing dinosaur fossils is currently under renovation.
Written 5 July 2019
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lumio22
Zürich, Schweiz18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
The museum contains an excellent and well explained (All descriptions are in both Chinese and English) exhibit of artefacts from the upper yellow river area. Starting with pottery from Stone Age civilisations through Bronze Age dynasties to the Han and Tang Silk Road times. There are also exhibits of fossils, Buddhist art and the revolution (the latter is the only one without English explanations).
Written 27 June 2019
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Rod129
Adelaide, Australia173 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Business
Lanzhou was at the early end of the Silk Road and so has a very interesting history. The museum had an excellent display about this period. Fascinating treasures included ancient military figures that showed the order of military formation based on the use of horses. It was unearthed as part of a funeral site. There is also a good display of dinosaurs, bronze and iron age relics from the Han Dynasty, pottery from 7000-5000BC.
Written 27 June 2019
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lovetoootravel
Melbourne, Australia247 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
An excellent museum that has artefacts and stories from the inception of the Silk Road. Easy to locate in town and the museum coffee shop/cafe makes great big hot coffees!
Written 26 June 2019
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ChineseForFamilies
Philadelphia, PA59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
This charming museum is a wonderful introduction to the archaeology of Gansu. With recreated grottoes and important artifacts, this museum stands as the best if not only stop in the provincial Capitol.
Written 7 May 2019
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