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Sichuan Museum

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Address: No.251 Huanhua South Road, Wuhou District, Chengdu 610041, China
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+86 28 6552 1555
09:00 - 17:00
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Really Interesting, Not a Lot in English

This museum is great for a few hour visit. It is interesting, but there is not a lot of information that is in English. There are a few signs, but most is in Chinese. It is still... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chengdu, China
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Chengdu, China
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is great for a few hour visit. It is interesting, but there is not a lot of information that is in English. There are a few signs, but most is in Chinese. It is still possible to get a gist for the exhibits.

Thank aliciasorenson1
Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Volunteer tour made it! I walked in and instantly was offered to be taken around the pottery and stone exhibition a volunteer. This was so great, as he explained the pieces, told me stories and myths about the art and carvings and I learned way more than if I walked around on my own. Very nice to have someone with... More 

Thank gonegloball
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35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I tried to go to this museum last Monday but I should have checked first as most museums (musea?) are closed Mondays so I went after I visited the Panda Breeding Facility which took less time than heading back to my hotel in the city center as we avoided Saturday afternoon traffic. My expectations for this museum was low so... More 

Thank Howard R
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

extremely interesting collection - covering a wide variety from cultural heritage to arts and craft.

Thank Patrik L
Chicago, IL
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215 reviews
135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We were not expecting much given the other reviews of this museum, so we were quite surprised at the variety of the exhibits. The English explanations were no better or worse than in Chinese museums outside of Beijing and Shanghai. The three floors are worth spending an hour or two just to get a "flavor" of the region. We were... More 

1 Thank Travelingmaven
Belfast, Maine
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

The museum is free if you show a photo ID (my passport was fine). Tickets must be obtained in a small building far in front of the museum. If you continue towards the steps at the front, you will enter on the 2nd floor (there are 3 total). Each floor has exhibits including ceramics, bronze ware, painting, calligraphy, and folk... More 

2 Thank Haley R
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

If you come to Chengdu to see museums, you'll be disappointed. Most museums have little educational value and the excessively loud guides with speakers set to ear deafening volume make the experience unbearable. This museum is free and reasonably pleasant. You can learn about Tibetan history as well as Chinese.

Thank Matt C
New York City, New York
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

This is one of the top museums in China and serves as the regional museum of Sichuan. Delightfully not congested or crowded. The exhibits were well curated BUTR, getting a ticket (free) involves lining up at the main gate, so don't be tempted by the side gates which may be nearer to your walk from the center of town. There... More 

1 Thank Ron1460
Hong Kong, China
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9 reviews
Reviewed 28 November 2016

The exhibition would let you know the history of local and the districts around. Many good products on display, while the volunteer guide is not very professional though, while their efforts are respectful though.

Thank Zoezaq
Hangzhou, China
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Our tour guide took us here and it was indeed very interesting to see all the artifacts, but it definitely needs a better English guide.

Thank Alastair M

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