In the embrace of the verdant and beautiful Yuexiu Mountain, Guangzhou Museum is located in Zhenhai Tower. The tower was initially built along with the protective walls on top of the mountain in 1380, when Guangzhou underwent significant reconstruction. It was nominated as one of the Eight Sights of the City of Goats, and is still one of the Top Ten Tourist Attractions of Guangzhou today. In 1928, Zhenhai Tower was renovated and opened to the public again as Guangzhou Municipal Museum on 11 February, 1929. Guangzhou Municipal Museum is the predecessor of Guangzhou Museum, being one of the earliest museums in China. It was renamed the Municipal Library and Museum during 1941 to 1945 and then restored the previous name until it changed into the present name Guangzhou Museum in 1950.
Under successive development, Guangzhou Museum houses several exhibition areas besides Zhenhai Tower, including Guangzhou Art Gallery, Memorial of the Anti-British Invasion of Sanyuanli People and Memorial of the March 29th Uprising Headquarters.
Guangzhou Museum is a comprehensive historical museum. Featuring local culture, the museum shoulders the mission of collecting, preserving and interpreting the relics of the Guangzhou City. Our permanent exhibition Guangzhou History offers a kaleidoscopic array of the city history and culture for the visitors through nearly 1,000 exhibits.