Xinjiang Uygur Autonomus Region Museum,located in Urumqi Xibei Road, is a large integrated museum and centre for the collection and study of cultural relics in Xinjiang. The museum was built in 1953 with featured Uygur ethnic internal decor style and has an exhibition hall covering an area of about 7,800 square meters.
There are more than 50 thousand pieces of various kinds of cultural relics stored in the museum, among them, the ancient mummies represented by ‘the Loulan Beauty’, manuscripts in Chinese, Kharosthi, Qiuci, Yanji, Tibetan, Uygurian and other characters prevailed in ancient Western Regions, the silk, wool, cotton and hemp fabrics and folk raiment, etc., are unusual tidbits in the world. These give an insight into the past and show how the society of Xinjiang developed and the splendid western China‘s culture thousands of years ago.
The main exhibitions on display include “ The Exhibition of Historic Cultural Relics in Xinjiang”, “A Selection of the Unearthed Cultural Relics in Xinjiang”, “ The Exhibition of Ancient Mummies in Xinjiang”, “
The display of ancient corpses is
fantastic since a great number of ancient and well preserved remains were
unearthed in Xinjiang region. The ‘Loulan beauty‘ is among the best preserved
and famous ones in the museum.This particular ‘charming‘ corpse has survived
for an estimated 4,000 years.
The Exhibition of the Customs of the nationalities in Xinjiang”, etc. and various special exhibitions are often held here.