Located in Lanzhou City, the Gansu Provincial Museum is the most comprehensive museum in the province. Built in 1956, the museum covers a total area of 18,000 square meters, provides visitors with a unique and memorable experience. It houses collections of various colour-painted potteries of Neolithic Age and treasures of ancient grottoes. In addition, the museum is home to precious linen and silk fabrics, books, wooden and bronze vessels, a great many bamboo slips for writing from the Han Dynasty. A 4-meter-tall Mammoth fossil replica whose remains were excavated from the Yellow River basin in 1973.