The August 1 Nanchang Uprising Memorial was established in 1956 and officially opened to the public on October 1, 1959. Located at No.380, Zhongshan Road in Nanchang city of Jiangxi province, the August 1 Nanchang Uprising Memorial covers an area of 10,155 m2.
As ‘the first museum of Chinese military history’ that promotes and displays the birth, development, and growth of the People's Army, it has attracted tremendous much of the attention since its opening with many Proletarian Revolutionist of the older generation and Party and state leaders coming to visit and giving instructions.
For the reason of commemorating Nanchang Uprising, a big event of the Chinese revolution, people established the museum. The August 1 Nanchang Uprising Memorial is also the national key cultural relics protection units, andused to be the Grand Hostel of Jiangxi province.
The uprising was the start of the Revolutionary War carried through by the worker-farmer armed force, which was founded by the Communist Party. Later on, August 1 became the birthday of the Chinese Workers' and Peasants' Red Army, which was renamed as the People's Liberation Army (PLA) later.
Site Memorial of August 1 Nanchang Uprising is a five-storied grey brick-and-wood building constructed in 1922. The first floor is used to be the meeting room of the uprising headquarters. On the second floor there is the exhibition hall, which consists of antechamber, No.1 display room and No.2 display room. The third floor is the display hall in which displays the whole process of the uprising fighting with photos and documents.
Location: No.380, Zhongshan Road, Nanchang city, Jiangxi province
Administration fee: free
Opening time: 9:00 - 17:00, from Tuesday to Sunday
How to go:Take bus NO. 2, 5, 25, 33, 229, 305 and get off atWazijiao station
Recommended time for visit: 1-2 hours