Guilin Museum

Guilin Museum: Hours, Address, Guilin Museum Reviews: 3.5/5

Guilin Museum
3.5
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

3.5
16 reviews
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William H
Sydney, Australia178 contributions
Not worth the effort even though its free
Jun 2016 • Couples
The Museum is tucked away behind a Park. There were only two rooms open even though its a large building. One room had ethnic jewelry and clothing and was mildly interesting and the other room was full of what looked like Building Approval documents. There is no English anywhere so if you don't read Chinese you will be confused. Give it a big miss.
Written June 28, 2016
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frenchteddywww
London, UK2,706 contributions
Temporary exhibitions.
Apr 2016 • Solo
There was an amazing temporary exhibition of minority jewellery. From necklaces to headwear. Also, an exhibition of local painters. Worth visiting. Not on the tourist standard list.
Written May 14, 2016
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Al J
Guilin, China104 contributions
Flying Tiger Display
Nov 2015 • Friends
We became aware that the museum had a Flying Tiger display of memorabilia, pictures and information. As this is one of my favorite subjects, we gathered a dozen friends and went there.

Some consider the museum difficult to find as it does not front the street. The entry way lane is to the left of the entrance into the Xishan Park and is clearly marked with a decent size sign. Do not enter the park to get to the museum. How people can find the museum hard to find and dull is beyond me, but to each their own.

The Flying Tiger display is reported to be temporary. We found it most interesting and full of pictures, memorabilia and data about their organization, structure, wartime adventures and their value to the struggle against Japan. If they are of interest to you, there is a Flying Tiger Heritage Park and Museum at the old Yang Tang airport (the original site of the Flying Tiger WW2 airfield & headquarters) in the Lingui district of Guilin).

Also open was a beautiful art exhibit by local artists. There is also what appears to be a permanent display about the Chinese minority groups. We found that very interesting and informative as much of the information presented is not that commonly known.

We did not have time to view the other exhibits but do plan to return.

Their not charging an entry fee was a pleasant plus.
Written November 5, 2015
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Andrew D Bell
Southampton, United Kingdom184 contributions
Dull and uninspiring
Aug 2015 • Solo
It's in a fairly large but very drab building in which most of the space is locked and boarded up, presenting an abandoned feel. In fact when I visited there were only two rooms of exhibits. The minorities exhibit is poorly presented, display cases without lighting, but plenty of reflections on the glass. The porcelain collection is probably interesting enough if you're an enthusiast, but it might test the perseverance of the average museum visitor.
Written August 25, 2015
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waffler_au
Melbourne, Australia135 contributions
Minority Peoples Exhibit is interesting
Jun 2015 • Solo
Entry to the museum is free which is amazing considering everything else in Guilin has a charge. Only three exhibition halls were open, most of which are well signed in English. I found the minority peoples' exhibit interesting, despite the fact that the museum does have a run down look and feels insufficiently cared for. Also there is A/C so good for the hot Guilin Summer or on a rainy day. Well signed from Xishan main entrance.
Written June 22, 2015
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Xue Q
Guilin, China38 contributions
Hard to find, hard to understand
Feb 2013 • Solo
Don't believe Google Maps. This museum is difficult to find, tucked into the innards of Xishan Park, off the main roads. It's also wildly not worth it, even though I was spared the purported 20 RMB entrance fee. Skip the museum and head straight into Xishan, which you can sneak into without paying during tourist off-season! The museum is largely in Mandarin Chinese, excepting the sections on minority cultures and "international gifts" (laughable by most modern "museum" standards). It's a sad collection of some old pottery shards, minority garments, and sister-city gifts poorly housed in an overly humid run-down building.
Written February 6, 2013
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Guilin Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM