Shunde Museum locates in Daliang District, Shunde, Foshan City. Shunde Museum is a comprehensive museum. It collects the local cultural relics, ancient buildings materials, historical documents, artworks and other cultural heritages to preserve and promote Shunde’s unique local culture. It was established in 1980, which is a cultural platform focusing on collection, display, publicity and education. In 2018, it was selected as the National Second Class Museum.
Development of Shunde Museum
In 1980, Shunde Museum was established. At that time, Shunde Museum was set inside Xishan Temple, which is an ancient temple built in 1541 with the late Qing Dynasty architectural style. In 1986, the Shunde Museum was repaired. The construction of new site of museum started in 2008 and completed in 2009. The new Shunde Museum has been open to the public since 2013.
Exhibitions of Shunde Museum
Shunde Museum covers an area of 32,500 square meters including the exhibition area of about 9,084 square meters. The museum has four floors and each floor has a number of different exhibitions. There are more than 5,000 pieces of cultural relics in the museum.
There are two permanent exhibition halls consisting of Shunde Lifes Exhibition Hall and Shunde Ancestral Hall Historical Exhibition Hall. There are also six special exhibition halls, including Overseas Nostalgia Exhibition Hall, Ming and Qing Furniture Exhibition Hall, Cultural Relic Exhibition Hall, Bruce Lee Exhibition Hall, Paintings and Calligraphy Exhibition Hall, and Cantonese Opera Exhibition Hall. There are also several temporary exhibition halls for various displays.
The development process, furniture, folk customs, and folk art of Shunde are presented one by one in a deliberate and delicate manner. The museum also has a detailed introduction of the development history of Shunde, including the historical sites from the Han and Tang dynasties to partly prove the process of reclaiming land from the sea developed in the district.
In addition to the exhibition area, the main building also has various services and functional areas, including the academic research rooms, multi-functional meeting rooms, libraries, food centers, rest area, baby care rooms, and shops. The auxiliary building is the office area. There are also the calligraphy and painting creation room, cultural relic restoration room, photography room, and cultural relic appreciation room.