Address: Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Hohhot City, Xinhua Dajie, #2
Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Museum was founded on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, in 1957. The building, expressive of local minority characteristics, is located at the intersection of Xinhua Dajie and Zhongshan Lu in the heart of Hohhot City, the capital of the utonomous region.
The Museum holds 44,000 objects relating to ethnic history in its collections. Among these quite a few are
rare treasures seldom seen in China, especially the artifacts relating to the northern tribes called Xiongnu,
Xianbei, Qidan, Mongolians and others.
There are also a large number of cultural relics relating to northern people’s living and customs. The Inner
Mongolia Museum is a regional-level museum. One of the important sources of its collections are precious materials excavated from the earth as a result of archaeological research. These materials are one of the great specialties of the Museum.
This museum has also been active in collecting and preserving contemporary items that relate to the rich local culture. At present, there are more than 3,000 sets of such objects, which reflect the lifestyles and customs of a wide variety of Mongolian and other ethnic groups in the region. Among these, notable attractions include the costumes of Mongolian women from different parts of Inner Mongolia as well as Mongolian religious artifacts.
Inner Mongolia is also known as the ‘Land of Fossils.’ Specimens shown in the museum include massive dinosaurs, mastodons, and many other kinds of fossilized remains from the Mesozoic period that have attracted global attention.