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Top 5 Must-Visit Museums in Foshan - 2023

Updated Sep 2023
  • No.1

    Shunde Museum

    121 Reviews
    30.4km from downtown
    "Shunde Museum is a comprehensive museum, through the collection and display of local cultural relics, ancient buildings, historical materials, artworks and other cultural heritage to preserve and Hongyang Shunde's unique local culture, is a collection, display, publicity and education, Scientific research and other functions in one cultural platform, established in 1980, under the Shunde District Committee Propaganda Department"
    Highlights: Shunde Museum is located on the north side of Bishui Road, Daliang Subdistrict, Shunde District, Foshan City. The museum has four floors, and each floor has a number of different exhibition areas. The development process, furniture, folk customs, and folk art of Shunde are presented one by one; there is even a specially designed gallery about Bruce Lee. In addition to its permanent public collections, the Shunde Museum often hosts temporary exhibitions of history and art.
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  • No.2

    Guangdong Cantonese Opera Museum

    53 Reviews
    640m from downtown
    "A small museum, in a free park in downtown Foshan, is also a free venue to visit. Foshan Qionghua Hall is the source of Cantonese drama, the museum has a rich collection, from culture to celebrities, from clothing to lunch beauty, from history to region, from basic skills to division of labor, comprehensive and meticulous, for Xiaobai, it is very good literacy."
    Highlights: Guangdong Cantonese Opera Museum is located in Zhaoxiang Huanggong Temple, Zhaoxiang Road, Chancheng District, Foshan City. It is a cultural relics protection unit in Guangdong Province. Guangdong Cantonese Opera Museum collects nearly 20,000 pieces of Cantonese opera texts and more than 3,000 pieces of cultural relics and pictures, including the relics of Qionghua Shuipo, Qionghua Palace incense burners, palace lanterns and other precious Cantonese opera cultural relics, as well as a large number of Qing Dynasty and modern Cantonese opera scripts , Muyu Book, posters, opera bridges, costumes, musical instruments, as well as earlier Cantonese opera films, records, stills, calligraphy and paintings of famous actors and other cultural relics. The Foshan Cantonese Opera Museum is located in the Zhaoxiang Huanggong Temple, a larger complex of ancestral houses in Chancheng District. Zhaoxiang Huanggong Temple was built in the late Qing Dynasty and the early Republic of China. It is the ancestral hall of Huang Danian, the founder of the famous Chinese patent medicine "Huangxianghua Ruyi Oil" in Foshan. The ancestral hall is majestic, with exquisite and unique design and luxurious and elegant decoration. It is the epitome of the existing ancestral hall-style buildings in Foshan. The main building sits west to east, and consists of the head gate, the worship pavilion, the second entrance, the third entrance, and the back entrance, which are arranged on the longitudinal axis. On the left and right sides, there are four-entry wing rooms (residential houses) alternated by Qingyun Lane, which are symmetrical, uniform, and beautiful. The head door is tall and majestic with luxurious decoration; the beams of the porch are covered with exquisitely carved lacquered wood carvings; the water-milled blue bricks on the front wall are neat and beautiful. The Baiting Pavilion is constructed with the front eaves of the two-storey building. The frame of the second entry and the third entry is a melon column-type lifting beam structure along the Qing Dynasty, and the interior is spacious and bright. There are 13 exhibition areas in the museum, which are divided into three parts: history, art, and people. Cantonese opera scripts, wooden fish books, posters, opera bridges, costumes, musical instruments, famous actors' calligraphy and paintings, and Cantonese opera films from Ming and Qing Dynasties to contemporary are displayed.
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  • No.3

    Wu Family Courtyard Museum

    22 Reviews
    23.4km from downtown
    "Located in Jiujiang Town, Nanhai District, Foshan City, Guangdong Province. Jiujiang is a overseas Chinese township, and the Wujia Courtyard complex was built by the Wu clan after returning from overseas gold mining. It has been expanded for several generations. Now it is the Overseas Chinese Township Museum in Nanhai District."
    Highlights: Jiujiang Wu Family Courtyard, located in the second bay of the Thirteen Bays, was built by Vietnamese overseas Chinese Wu Gengnan and Changru brothers in the Guangxu period of the late Qing Dynasty (1887). The mansion now covers an area of about 7,000 square meters. There are six large houses with wok ears, four high-rise foreign buildings, gardens, pavilions, etc. The architectural style is a combination of Chinese and Western styles, each with its characteristics of the times. It is a rare ancient building in the late Qing Dynasty and early Republic of China in Foshan, Guangdong. The group is also the largest existing overseas Chinese house in Jiujiang. It is now a cultural relics protection unit in Foshan City, Jiujiang Overseas Chinese Hometown Museum, witnessing the culture of Jiujiang Overseas Chinese Hometown.
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  • No.4

    Nanhai Museum

    19 Reviews
    19.4km from downtown
    "Xiqiao Mountain/Nanhai Museum ∥ I went to Xiqiao last weekend. It was also the first time I brought my grandmother. I took a walk and took pictures. The cousin's family went to the museum. Although the place where the flower sea is not big, it can be seen. A DE (Brother) originally wanted to put a drone, but it was very good in it. Otherwise, there is a chance to dao his aerial pictures~~ The face is a no-fly area#A good place to sneak a baby"
    Highlights: The South China Sea Museum is located on the east side of the entrance of the South Gate of Xiqiao Mountain, Xiqiao Town, Nanhai District, Foshan City, Guangdong Province. The multi-functional comprehensive museum integrating exhibition and academic exchange is also an important place to display the history and culture of Nanhai District, Xiqiao Mountain culture and Cantonese culture. The main building of the museum has 3 floors, and there are 7 permanent exhibition halls, namely "Memories of the South China Sea", "South China Sea Heroes", "Collection of Paintings and Calligraphy", "Guangfu Style" temporary exhibition halls and "Shi Jingyi Collection Exhibition", with a total exhibition area of about 3,500 square meters Meter. The collections are mainly the collection of cultural relics unearthed in the South China Sea of Guangdong Province, such as pottery of the Han Dynasty, porcelain of the Tang and Song Dynasties, stone tools from the Xiqiao Mountain site, and works of calligraphers and painters from the South China Sea. feature.
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  • No.5

    Jiujiang Shuangzheng Museum

    49 Reviews
    25.2km from downtown
    DH 2022
    "Jiujiang Shuangjian Museum, located at No. 12 Huimin Road, Nanhai District, Foshan, is the enterprise culture museum under the auspices of Guangdong Jiujiang Winery Co., Ltd., covering an area of about 10,742 square meters, with a construction area of about 8,000 square meters. The museum has become a good place to understand the culture and history of Jiujiang winery, and it is of great significance to the protection and promotion of the intangible cultural heritage of Jiujiang double steamed winery. Jiujiang double steamed wine was founded in the early years of Daoguang in the Qing Dynasty, and has a history of nearly 200 years. Jiujiang is one of the famous ancient towns in Guangdong Province. It has been prosperous for a while in modern history. Xiaoguangzhou is known as a famous name. Jiujiang rice wine is very famous. As the saying goes, "No need to be apricot yellow to recruit customers, Jiujiang has been a wine town since ancient times." At that time, Jiujiang winemaking industry was developed, with wine shops and wine alleys."
    Highlights: Jiujiang Shuangzheng Museum is a corporate culture museum built by Guangdong Jiujiang Distillery Co., Ltd. It is located in Jiujiang Town, Nanhai, which is known as Nanguo Liquor Town, with a planned construction area of about 4,000 square meters.
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