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Shaanxi History Museum, Xi'an

(4.3/5 based on 1,200+ 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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  • We caught a taxi from our hotel to the museum. You are delivered to the door BUT BEWARE you won't get a taxi back as the ones at the front are all pre booked. We left about 4.30pm which is Xi'an rush ...  more »
  • They give out free tickets 3000 each in the morning and afternoon for Chinese identification holders. You can also purchase at 30rmb. For as least as 100¥(Chinese) 150¥(English) you can hire a tour gu...  more »
  • 交通便利,地铁2,3号线,公交5,19路都到,最好提前5天预约免费门票,省得排队,别带自拍杆,打火机,现在很多地都不让带。跟导游,哪怕是蹭听。  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.