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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.).
91 Xiaozai E Rd, Xi'an 710061, China
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Not sure why we couldn’t get in. We had booked our tour months in advance and put the Shaanxi History Museum on our itinerary. Our CTS tour guide said the wait would be long and even if we waited in line, it would not be...More

Thank Betty C
Reviewed 1 week ago

As others say, get your tickets early. We had a second tour guide who went ahead to get them for us. The museum was packed. Moving around was difficult, very loud, and good luck getting photos without 20 people in them. Some exhibits had English...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was a great introduction to the history of the region and helped to associated the various ruling dynasties with the arts and crafts of their periods. It was amazing to see how advanced they were relative to the west during some of times....More

Thank DrillerBurlington
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was told by my Beijing fiends that this IS the place to visit in Xi’an to learn about the local history so we went. We came around 11:00AM, in the middle of Chinese October holidays... Imagine how big were the queues, even for 30...More

1  Thank VictorRU
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I could not go into the museum because the queue to purchase the entrance tickets was already 100m at 10am.And its off peak season.Maybe you need to join a tour to get a ticket easily.

Thank ip0h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Shaanxi History Museum provides a good overview of the Chinese culture development. However, it was rather crowded and hard to get to read the description of the exhibits.

Thank CantBeBothered18
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pick your day and time carefully. There are free tickets available on a limited basis each day, but the line is crazy. Better to pay 30 RMB (about 5 USD) and reduce your wasted time. Exhibits are well labeled in English and generally well organized....More

1  Thank Reddogbooks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are loads of museum at Xian, you should visit all of them. The tour can be easily understood by Guide. This museum again shows you the history of China. You can enter with entry fees and you can enter here free as well and...More

Thank rashu23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the most impressive history museums I have ever visited. Museum professionals who are sophisticated about the subtle yet effective use of technology did a splendid job of making the past come alive. 5000 years of history are hard to compress in...More

Thank Shelley F
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Make sure you arrange your own English guide for this museum. You will be immensely lucky to secure the few English audio guides they have and a visit to the guided tour yielded no luck either. The guided tour would have cost 400 Yuan for...More

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Kelly X
24 October 2017|
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Response from Kelly X | Reviewed this property |
Well, firstly I put on Zhihu( Chinese Quora) where there are lots of users search questions alike. It was also because I haven't found a better way to reach my audience who might happen to travel over there.
28 March 2016|
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Response from Kelly X | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I wrote a review on this, please check out my article, I can't put any link here, you can get on Quora and search "Shaanxi history museum", I wrote a full guide on this over there.