Recording urban memories and customs, museums are the cultural light of a city that connects the past, present and future. How much do you know about these distinctive Foshan museums? Follow us to know more about it!
The Ancestral Temple Museum is a comprehensive one that combines the ancient architecture of the Ming and Qing Dynasties with the traditional culture of Foshan. Known as an ancient temple and art palace, it gathers many Lingnan craft treasures. A wall, a corner and a ridge with a history of more than 900 years gather the profound history of Ancestral Temple Museum.
Jiujiang Shuangzhengjiu Museum, located in Jiujiang with the reputation of “Wine Town of Southern China”, is the first rice wine culture museum in China and a national AAA tourist attraction. Here, you can see the style of the provincial intangible cultural heritage, namely Jiujiang traditional brewing artistry.
Guangdong Daguan Museum·Lingnan Financial Museum has 757 first-class cultural relics, and it is considered as the non-state-owned museum with the largest number of cultural relics in China, and is the premier museum in China for bronze mirrors and banknote collections.
It is the first museum in Guangdong province to try to open at night. It opened in Qiandeng Lake, Nanhai in 2017 and took only one year to build a new landmark of Foshan museums and the domestic “Web Celebrity Museum”.
The Gaoming Century Coin Museum has the largest denomination of Chinese banknotes with up to 6 billion yuan, which is the epitome of inflation during the Republic of China. In addition, it also has the world's first natural shellfish, copper coins and so on. Ancient coins enthusiasts can come here to feast their eyes. The museum has an abundant collection with tens of thousands of currency from the Xia, Shang and Zhou Dynasties to the People's Republic of China.
"Shiwan tiles were the best in the world and they were even exported to the overseas country". Shiwan figurine reaching a unity of form and spirit is an art. Since ancient times, Foshan is known as the Southern Pottery Capital. Come to the Guangdong Shiwan Ceramics Museum to experience the charm of Foshan symbol.