This museum has an intriguing collection of Silk Road artefacts with English descriptions, including inscribed Han dynasty wooden tablets used to relay messages along the Silk Road, and dinosaur skeletons.

The graceful Eastern Han (25 BC–AD 220) bronze horse galloping upon the back of a swallow is known as the 'Flying Horse of Wǔwēi'. Unearthed at Léitái near Wǔwēi, it has been proudly reproduced across northwestern China. Bring your passport for admission.

Take bus 1 (¥1, 40 mins) here from Lánzhōu train station.