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Shaanxi History Museum, which is located to the northwest of the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda in the ancient city Xi'an, in the Shaanxi province of China, is one of the first huge state museums with modern facilities in China and one of the largest. The museum houses over 370,000 items, including murals, paintings, pottery, coins, as well as bronze, gold, and silver objects. The modern museum was built between 1983 and 2001 and its appearance recalls the architectural style of the Tang Dynasty.
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Nice modern museum. Too bad I arrived late so could only see 4 halls. Opening hours are not correct. Officially (mentioned on the ticket) open from 830 till 1800 from March till November but it was already closed at 5pm and entry only allowed until 4pm.
Crowded, very crowded even in a low season. It packs more people than British Museum in a single business day. Don't queues for the free tickets, there's no queues if you pay RMB30 for a ticket which also gives you access to paid sections in the museum.
It contains thousands of precious historical remains and objects. A really good way to understand Chinese history, at least a part of it.
Nice museum. Contains details about Chinese history from bronze age
A world-class museum with multiple pieces at the national treasure level (highest possible). Hint: an ancient piece with scripts on it is likely to be a national treasure. Must see if you are visiting Xi'an. Free admissions. The museum limits 5000 visitors in the morning and another 5000 in the afternoon. Arrive early to get free tickets. Passport or ID is needed. To get the best of it, hire a tour guide (right past entrance) or rent a guide machine (left past entrance)
Shaanxi History Museum was constructed from 1983. It was opened to the public on 20 June 1991. The museum is in an area of 65,000 square meters, with a building area of 55,600 square meters, cultural relics storerooms of 8,000 square meters, exhibition halls of 11,000 square meters, and a collection of 370,000 objects. The museum is architecturally in the Tang style, with a "hall in center, storied buildings in corners". It is elegant and dignified, on a large scale, with a combination of traditional architecture and modern technology, which embodies folk tradition and local features. Shaanxi was the ancient imperial capital of China, having been the seat of more than 13 feudal dynasties, including the Zhou, Qin, Han, and Tangdynasties. The province is rich in cultural relics. With the completion of the Shaanxi History Museum, it collected over 370,000 precious relics which were unearthed in Shaanxi Province, including bronze wares, pottery figures, and mural paintings in Tang tombs. Since the opening of the museum, it has followed the policy of collecting, conservation, publicizing, education, and scientific research, using its many historical relics, and conducted various types of display. The relics have also been exhibited overseas in cities in Japan, France, the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany
A fascinating collection of artifacts documenting Shaanxi history. I spent hours here touring the exhibits arranged in chronological order. If you go to see the terra-cotta warriors, a trip to this museum rounds out a historical appreciation of the area.
the huge splendid great famous museum in Shaanxi area, for the museum exploring lover, this is the right place to fulfil some knowledge about ancient chinese historical. this is worth for visiting place, highly recommended.
Ticket if free, but you need to have a long long Q. Suggest you going to the ticket counter to buy a ticket is only RMB 30. Totally no Q and you can straight away to go in. Inside very crowded and noisy. Worth to visit, can try to planning to stay around 4-5 hours here.
Fantasic musuem, full of really interesting stuff from around ShaanXi. Has a Terracotta Warriors sections complete with video (in Chinese). All the exhibits are well maintianed, however it can get really busy. There are 6000 free tickets available in the morning and 3000 in the afternoon. Its worth waiting for even if they say the museum is full- just wait 20-30 mins and the queue will move again. Or go to the Wild Goose which is about a 7 min walk away and come back later.
Shaanxi History Museum is located in the northwest of the Xi’an Wild Goose Pagoda. It was built in 1983 and was open on June 20, 1991. Shaanxi History Museum is China’s first large-scale modern national museum; it marks that China’s museum career has entered into a new development mileage. The Museum has the style of Tang dynasty buildings of “central palace hall with four worship houses around” with orderly, harmonious, vigorous and grave construction, melting the national tradition, local characteristics and the spirit of time into an organic whole. The Museum covers an area of 65,000 square meters. It has a building area of 55,600 square meters, the cultural relic reservoir area of 8,000 square meters, and exhibition hall area of 11,000 square meters. Its collection of cultural relics reaches 370,000, dating from the simple stone that human used at the initial stage in ancient times down to all kinds implements in social life before 1840; the time span covers more than one million years. The cultural relics are rich in number and types and have high grade and wide value, among which Shang bronze is exquisite; terracotta figurines of past dynasties are of varied types and postures; gold and silver ware of Han and Tang Dynasty is unique across the country; wall paintings of Tang tomb have no equals in this world. It is called a collection of variety of boutiques carnival.
Buy a ticket or wait forever in queue. But don't expect to get an English digital tour audio guide, they say on their website that they have it but actually they don't. Very nice place but no fun without a guide.