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Shaanxi History Museum

91 Xiaozai E Rd, Xi'an 710061, China
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This history museum, housed in a magnificent Confucian Temple, features more than 370,000 pieces of historical relics mainly from the Zhou to the Tang periods (1100B.C. to 907 A.D.).
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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tang dynasty” (65 reviews)
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91 Xiaozai E Rd, Xi'an 710061, China
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wasn't open on Monday. Very easy to get to though! Line 521 goes by this museum and also Xian museum.

1  Thank Christian R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Xi'an is a city of history and this museum is an impressive place to fully review Chinese cultural and Military history. There are murals, bronzes, Terra-cotta figures, ceramics, coins, calligraphy, scrolls, and on and on. These relics are presented in a logical, basic manner that...More

Thank aging2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Precious and valuable ancient history footprints are kept here. You will be amazed at the human species and how intelligent we are in ancient times.

Thank admiral_tour_allison
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Though I have been to Xi'an three times this was my first visit to this museum. It has an amazing collection of beautifully displayed artifacts from the Shaanxi province. The downside is the crowds---a very popular place for locals as well as tourists. Definitely a...More

1  Thank Patty6-13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is a great activity to take when it is rainy (rare in Xian, or too cold. Generally, the place has 3 exhibition rooms highlighting the evolution of chinese civilisation from the Neolithic period to the Qin Dynasty, Tang Dynasty, Song Dynasty. The pieces...More

1  Thank mel7155
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must see museum during your stay in Xi'an, it is also very popular with locals. Expect long queues if you intend to enter free. We decided to skip the queue by purchasing the 30¥ ticket at the empty counter on the right side. It...More

Thank Vicente8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, make sure you show up early: there is always a long line to get it. Also, bring your passport, as foreigners get in for free. With those stipulations in place, lemme tell you about it. When you enter the museum, you're basically funneled into...More

Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

I didn't have a good look at what's actually exhibited in the museum as kids are running around, people poking and tapping on the display glasses. Noisy! The people not the museum.

Thank So_Winnie
Reviewed 8 June 2017

A very well curated museum really designed to inform visitors about Shaanxi's long and influential history. Audio tours in several languages are available, and I heard Chinese guides interpreting. Many English signs. Free, but a small charge for a couple of special exhibits.

Thank johnhaught
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Dont visit before the terracotta warriors as there is a display here. History dating back to 600BC. Well laid out with some english signage. Very busy with tour groups.

Thank souchyfamily
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28 March 2016|
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Response from Sally W | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I went there on 21 Apr. It is not a peak season of China, no need to go early even I went there at 2:30pm , it still have a lot of free ticket, but I will recommend you to buy 30RMB ticket to see Tang Dynasty teasure... More