Guangzhou boasts a vast array of museums and galleries, all of which are becoming more diverse in their collections. Government-run museums are mainly comprehensive museums that house historic, art and folk crafts and relics. Privately-run and industrial museums present their manifold features. A variety of galleries cater to art lovers of different themes and tastes.
As things stand today, Guangzhou is home to sixteen museums and memorial halls which are open for free all year round and closed on Mondays. Other museums are open for free once in a month, altogether twelve times in one year.