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Home Informations Main Attractions The Memorial Museum Of Generalissimo Sun Yat-Sen's Mansion

The Memorial Museum Of Generalissimo Sun Yat-Sen's Mansion


During the Law-Protecting Movement (Movement of Protecting Constitution), Sun Yat-sen was elected as the generalissimo of the Military Government of the Republic of China for two times in 1917 and 1923 respectively, and two office buildings of the Guangdong Shiminshi Factory were selected twice as the office of Generalissimo Mansion.

After 1949, the memorial museum was built on the site of the old Generalissimo Mansion. This memorial museum consist(s) of two major buildings, on the north and south respectively, the gate tower and the east/west square, with the exhibition of “One Hundred Years of Generalissimo Mansion” and “Guangzhou City of Republic of China” on show.


guangzhou cement factory in 1907

Cement Factory Canton in 1907

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.


Admission Fee: free of charge

Opening Hours: 9 am ~ 5:00 pm (closed on Mondays)

Address: 18 Dongsha Jie, Fangzhi Lu, Haizhu District, Guangzhou.

Chinese Address: 广东省广州市海珠区纺织路东沙街18号 大元帅府

How to get there

  • Take subway line 2 and get off at Shi Ergong Station. Take bus B21 and get off at Da Yuan shui Fu Station. Walk around 142 yards (130m) .