Three Gorges Museum is situated to the opposite of the Chongqing People’s Hall. It is the largest monographic museum as well as the public undertaking for the education, preservation and scientific research in respect of natural environment and cultural relics of Chongqing and the Three Gorges area.
The exterior of museum has vitreous dome and cambered wall which represent the historical culture of Three Gorges Project as well as its origin. In addition there are bronze sculptures, large scale reliefs and Ecological Corridor which is about one kilometer in length.
This museum occupies whole area of about 42,497 sq. meters and the exhibition halls covers an area of about 23,225 square meters and houses four basic displays. Glorious Three Gorges reflects the historical and cultural spirit of Three Gorges.
Ancient Ba-Yu represents the origin and development of the Chongqing history. In Chongqing, the city road describes the changes in the Chongqing City in 20th century. Anti-Japanese War recorded the wartime ordeals of people in Chongqing. Those six displays the calligraphies and paintings, porcelain, coins of various dynasties, sculptures of Han Dynasty, cultural relics donated by Li Chuli, Folk customs of the people of southwest China and sculptures of Hand Dynasty.
Another important part of this museum exhibits the 180 degree panorama of the war torn Chongqing depicting the city. When it was the provisional capital of china, it has been subjected to the substantial bombardment by the Japanese for many decades. There is a 360 degree cinema of Three gorges which mainly shows the social and natural sceneries of the Three Gorges prior to the construction of this dam project.