The Nanyue King Museum is a large-scale archaeological site museum based on the important archaeological remains of the Nanyue Kingdom. It is a national first-class museum consist of two exhibition sites: the Site of King’s Tomb and the Site of Palace and Garden. The Site of King’s Tomb is located at No.867 Jiefang North Road, formerly known as the Nanyue King Museum of the Western Han Dynasty opened in 1988. The Site of Palace and Garden is located at No.374 Beijing Road, formerly known as the the Archaeological site Museum of Nanyue Kingdom Palace opened in 2014.
The Tomb of the Nanyue King Wen as well as the Historic Site of Nanyue Kingdom Palace are important representations of the political, economic and cultural developments in Lingnan region during the Qin and Han dynasties. Both are declared as the Major Historical Monuments and Cultural Relics，“100 Archaeological Discoveries in the Past 100 Years“ ，and both have been included in the list of China’s candidates for world cultural heritage in “Relics of the Nanyue Kingdom”and “The Maritime Silk Road”successively.
The museum covers a total floor area of 40,000 square meters, showcasing archaeological sites such as the Tomb of Nanyue King Wen, the Palace and Garden of the Nanyue Kingdom and the Palace of the Nanhan Kingdom. There are permanent exhibitions such as "The Nanyue Treasures----Exhibition of Unearthed Relics from Nanyue King Tomb", "Two-Thousand-Year Center of the Lingnan Region" and "The Exhibition of Ceramic Pillows Donated by Yeung Wing Tak Couple". It also organizes various temporary exhibitions continuously. The Nanyue King Museum,bearing more than 2,000 years' history of Lingnan culture, is an important witness of the diversified integrated pattern of Chinese civilization as well as a cultural window for the public to understand Guangzhou and experience the Guangdong-Hongkong-Macao Bay Area.