Red Culture Museum-The Guizhou Third Front Construction Museum

Red Culture Museum

The Guizhou Third Front Construction Museum

by Live in Guizhou


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In 1964, China launched the “Third Front” construction, marking a pivotal moment as Liupanshui, Guizhou, became one of the main battlegrounds in the Southwest region. Under the call to action “good people, good horses, to the Third Front,” hundreds of thousands in the Third Front construction army rushed to the magnificent Wumeng mountains. They forged a city’s glory and dreams with iron and fire, dedicating their youth and illuminating an era.

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The Guizhou Third Front Construction Museum is the first museum in China themed around “Third Front Culture.” It showcases the special history of the Third Front construction, characterized by self-reliance, hard struggle, strong collaboration, and selfless dedication. The museum houses a collection of production tools, living utensils, historical documents, songs, and photos representative of the Third Front construction period. In 2018, it was successfully recognized as a national AAAA-level tourist attraction, and in 2019, it was named a national patriotic education demonstration base.

The main building of the museum is divided into three major areas: the entrance hall, the People’s Auditorium, and the main exhibition hall. The three-story main exhibition area is further divided into seven exhibition halls: Strategic Decision-Making, Heroes’ Assembly, Hard Entrepreneurship, Magnificent Journey, Brilliant Achievements, Affectionate Care, and Grand Vision. The Third Front Industrial Experience Hall primarily uses audio-visual technology to reflect and recreate the production and living scenes during the Third Front construction. The first floor of the industrial experience hall features various sections, including a broadcasting studio, derivative product sales center, factory restoration area, Third Front workers’ canteen, Xinhua Bookstore, supply and marketing cooperative, and post office.