Heilongjiang Provincial Museum

Heilongjiang Provincial Museum

First established in 1904, the Heilongjiang Provincial Museum remains the largest museum in Heilongjiang Province, covering an area of more than 7,000 meters. Constructed in traditional Russian architectural styles, the main structure is brick and wood, and is separated into two main sections; an exhibition area, and an area reserved for the storage of relics.  The museum is home to an astonishing 107,400 piece collection of historical relics, including 40,000 ancient books, 70,000 fossil specimens, and 30,000 paintings and relics belonging to the region’s minority groups. Encompassing a vast body of information on the areas art, history, culture, animals, and plants, the museum is the primary resource for research in the provincial region.  The exhibition area is subdivided into three spaces displaying historical relics, animals, and ancient animals respectively. The historical hall follows the historical development of Heilongjiang Province through the exhibition of more than 900 cultural relics. In the animal exhibition hall information is revealed about the region’s local animal population including fossil specimens. Information pertaining to the fascinating history of the area’s early inhabitants can be found in the ancient animal exhibition hall. There you can observe fossil specimens belonging to dinosaurs, mammoths, and wolly rhinoceros, explaining the evolutionary processes that occurred in the region.