The Tibet Museum lies in the southeastern corner of the city of Lhasa, near the Norbulinka Summer Palace. It is the only national first class museum in Tibet Autonomous Region, which is directly invested by the government.
The museum covers an area of more than 50 thousand square meters, and the exhibition hall is 10 thousand square meters. The overall architecture has distinctive Tibetan traditional architectural features. At the same time, it has the practical features and functions of modern architecture. It is an example of the organic combination of traditional and modern architecture.
The Tibet Museum is rich in collections of cultural relics with national characteristics. The collections include the ancient cultural relics, Buddhist statues, Thangkas, ancient books, porcelain, jade, folk relics, archaeological relics and so on.
The exhibition hall of Tibet Museum consists of four parts: prehistoric culture, indivisible history, culture and art, and folk culture. The prehistoric exhibition hall has old stone tools like stone tablets and stone cores for daily life, were excavated at an altitude of four thousand meters in northern Tibet, as well as stone clusters, stone axes, stone chisels and late Neolithic stones, bone cones, bone needles and various red pottery, gray pottery and black pottery utensils unearthed in Chamdo.
In addition to various types of prehistoric cultural relics, the museum has other rich collections of treasures, such as the different styled Buddha and Bodhisattva figures, the ancient Tibetan classics with gold powder, silver powder, and coral powder.
At present, there are seven exhibitions in the library all year around, with about 10 temporary exhibitions each year. Actively participating and organizing numerous cultural and cultural exhibitions at home and abroad providing unique Tibet historical and cultural experience for local audiences and tourists, and effectively promoting international and domestic cultural exchanges and interaction.
It is an important platform of long history and splendid culture, the socialist construction and the achievements of the reform and opening up of Tibet. It is an important landmark and tourist attraction in the city of Lhasa.