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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%
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91 Xiaozai E Rd, Xi'an 710061, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best museum in China, great to learn about the history of this ancient capital of many dynasties, from Qin to Han, to Tang.

Thank EastHeartlands
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mao Zhedong said "To have a future, you need to break the past". Nowadays, we often say "To have a future, you need a past" Both is true, and at the heart of chinese culture

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's one of the most interesting museums in China. Taking into consideration that this city was the capital of ancient China for centuries, one will be able to see great antique collections.

Thank dcplee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the museum as I learnt a lot by reading and viewing. I was especially interested in the clothes section and the money section. It covers a few floors so you need to take your time and arrive early to avoid crowds.

Thank whitwham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The exhibits were quite good. It's a worthwhile museum. A combination of old art, ancient tools, old bones... I saw some interesting Chinese artifacts I haven't seen elsewhere. But it was very, very busy when I went. I do like people bumping into me and...More

1  Thank matthewpatrickhowe
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 14 July 2017

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 July 2017

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.

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Reviewed 29 June 2017 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 22 June 2017

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

2  Thank mel7155
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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