Located at 493 South Siming Road in Xiamen, the Oversea Chinese Museum was established in 1956 by Mr. Tan Kah Kee, a famous leader of overseas Chinese.
It is the first specialized museum in China founded with the funds raised by overseas Chinese to display the history of overseas Chinese in a systematic and all-round way.
With an area of 60,000 square meters, the museum has a six-story main building built with white granites. Now it has nearly 7,000 cultural relics and is composed of three exhibition halls.
The history of overseas Chinese vividly display the footsteps left by overseas Chinese around the world, the hardships they met in the course of pioneering work and merging with local people, their selection of striking root, and their everlasting love for the mother land.