The Memorial Museum of Generalissimo Sun Yat-sen's Mansion
Add.: No. 18, Dongsha Street, Fangzhi Lu, Haizhu District, Guangzhou (广州市海珠区纺织路东沙街18号)
Tel: 020-8901 2366
Fax: 020- 89012802
The museum is based on the site of Generalissimo Sun Yat-sen's former mansion, a nationally protected cultural heritage site. It was originally the Guangzhou Cement Factory (set up in 1907) and later named the Generalissimo's Mansion when Dr. Sun Yat-sen established governments in 1917 and 1923, respectively.
The 'Father of China's Republic Revolution,' Dr. Sun made many crucial decisions at the Mansion, such as the initiation of the Constitutional Protection Movement, the suppression of the Armed Rebellion of the Guangzhou Merchants Group, the battle for the recovery of Guangyu and the restructure of the Kuomintang. It was also here that Sun envisioned the first cooperation between the Communist Party and the Kuomintang, all of which had far-reaching implications for China's democratic revolution.
With a total area of 8,020 square meters, the museum is comprised of two main Western-style buildings (designed by Australian architect Arthur W. Purnell) in the south and north, a square in the west, and a gate tower.
Exhibits include photos and archives about Sun's three regimes established in Guangzhou, along with his biography. Historical and art exhibits are also displayed regularly.
Transportation: Buses No. 8, 11, 121, 131, 182 and 248 at the Haiyin Qiao Nan (South Haiyin Bridge, 海印桥南) station; Buses No. 65, 112, 129, 220, 264, 285 and 299 at Jiangwan Qiao Nan (South Jiangwan Bridge, 江湾桥南) station; By boat from Da Yuanshuai Fu (大元帅府码头, Generalissimo Mansion) Dock
Tickets: ￥6 , ￥5 (in group) , ￥3 (for students)
Open Hour: 9am-5pm, except for Mondays
(By Jessie Hwang, Stephen Roach)