Museum on 1911 Revolution to open

Updated: 2011-10-05 13:27


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WUHAN - A museum on the 1911 Revolution will open on the upcoming Saturday in central China's Hubei Province, where the revolution started, said local sources on Wednesday.

With its exterior wall painted as the revolutionary color of red, the museum covers 22,000 square meters. It shows more than 900 items and nearly 700 photos on the epoch-making event.

From Saturday to October 14, the museum opens to tourist groups. It begins receiving a maximum of 2,000 individuals a day from October 15. Visitors will be free of charge.

Construction of the museum started in 2009. It opens as one more way of China's high-profile commemoration of the centennial of the revolution.

The 1911 Revolution, which began on October 10, 1911 with an armed uprising, ended 2,000 years of imperial rule by toppling the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and resulted in a republican government, the first in Asia.

As 1911 was called Xinhai in the traditional Chinese way of numbering years, the revolution is named Xinhai Revolution.