Located at Gaochang Road , Turfan, the museum was built in 1965 and relocated to the present site recently. The new museum covers a ground area of 7000 square an exhibition area of 3000 square meters. More than 5 thousands of cultural relics are stores in the museum. On its basic display “Turfan Historical Relics Exhibition” are numerous valuable cultural relics of various periods found in Turfan, which show people the course of history and civilization of Turfan. Some special exhibitions are also held in the museum. They are “Ancient Mummies Exhibition”, showing ancient mummies and their dresses and ornaments survived from the particular climate condition, and “Rhinoceros Exhibition”, showing a rhinoceros fossil and a dinosaur fossil of Jurassic Period about 7000-2400 ten thousands years ago.