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Shaanxi History Museum, Xi'an
(4.3/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
One of the largest institutions of its kind in the country, Shaanxi History Museum offers an illuminating glimpse into the past through collections of fossils, bronze artifacts, and ancient artwork gathered from around the region. Explore the museum's exhibit halls, many of which feature architecture reminiscent of Tang Dynasty buildings, to browse more than 350,000 items ranging from golden statues to famed terracotta warriors. You'll find that many of the museum's displays feature information and descriptions in English, which make sightseeing even more pleasant and informative. Keep in mind that the museum only offers a limited number of tickets each day, split between the morning and afternoon sessions. Be sure to check out the museum website for information regarding ticket distribution times, as well as temporary exhibits, group tickets, and special events. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Xi'an holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Shaanxi History Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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TripAdvisor
  • If you want to see things at this museum, pushing is required. Sometimes I just raised my arm and took a photo to see what was in the cases, as there were too many people in the way. 
  • Well worth a visit. Security to get in very strict - no big bags and no selfie sticks at all. So if you happen to have one leave it in the lockers or you will be sent back. Inevitable queues, There ar...  more »
  • I spent four hours visiting all the four exhibition halls, except the two underground exhibition halls that required extra admission fees. I had seen some of the displayed items at the Qin Shi Huang T...  more »
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  • One of the better museums I've encountered in China, with nicely designed lighting, and effective displays of a bewildering array of artefacts.
  • Lots of artwork, statues, jewelry, etc. If you are a history buff, this is a must. Includes some of the Terracotta Warriors.
  • Awesome museum. First it is free, though there would always be 30-meter line-up queue to get the free ticket. While you could buy a ticket for an extra exhibition entrance with 20yuan. It is real bargain to avoid the queuing. The collection is quite stunning . It took me almost 3 hours to visit around the museum. quite rewarding! One more thing, must rent an electronic guide, it would explain the exhibits in details.
  • Great place to learn history.
  • Tons of cultural artifacts, worth paying to get in.