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Shaanxi History Museum
Xi'an Top 2 in Must-Visit Museums

25,587 Reviews
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Closed Open on Tue-Sun,9:00am-5:30pm;Closed on Mon
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2-4 hours
Address: No. 91 Xiaozhai East Road, Yanta District, Xi'an (Northwest Side of Big Wild Goose Pagoda)
Official website: http://www.sxhm.com/
Phone: 029-85253806

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  • 152maximb

    Well laid out and very informative.

    Very well laid out museum. Reserved our tickets online for 10:45-12:00 entry. This was definitely a good idea. On a weekday morning there were no people in the line up. However, upon exit (around 1pm)...

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  • Synthomer

    One of the best museum collections in China

    An amazing collection of artefacts and relics plus a good overview of Shaanxi's history - the cradle of Chinese history from homo erectus to the Tang dynasty, 1500 years ago. 30 mins by taxi from city...

    Reviewed on /Date(1600552874000+0800)/
  • 246StephenC

    A "must visit" for history buffs

    This is a must visit venue for history buffs. You will be able to find relics from the numerous dynasties that had their capital in Chang'an (ancient name for Xi’an). The main relics are displayed ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1593921148000+0800)/
  • Second_man_in_Rome

    Stunning artefacts and heavy crowds

    The most impressive museum I saw in China, at least regarding China's Imperial period (yes it even out does the National museum on that front in my opinion) Full of beautiful and significant artefacts...

    Reviewed on /Date(1586661040000+0800)/
  • ceetom1
    Los Angeles

    Great museum!

    Visited here in November and glad I did. This museum is fortunate to be located in an area where ancient finds sometimes are discovered at construction sites. Some of them are about 1500 years old. ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1578578537000+0800)/

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Additional Information


The Shaanxi History Museum is a good place to learn about ancient Chinese civilization. The museum houses bronze artifacts from the Shang and Zhou dynasties, gold and silver artifacts of the Han and Tang dynasties, and Tang dynasty murals, of which a large portion of them are treasures of the Han and Tang period. The Beast-Head-Shaped Agate Cup, the Silver Pot with Design of A Horse Dancing and Holding A Cup in Its Mouth, and the “Huang Hou Zhi Xi” are cultural artifacts that the country has prohibited from leaving the country and can only be seen in the Shaanxi History Museum.
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Getting Around

You have to take either subway line 2 or 3 and to alight at the Xiao Zhai Station.
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Helpful Information

1.There are many precious historical artefacts and items at the Shannxi History museum and therefore to facilitate your understanding, it is recommended that you either rent the audio guide or join one of the tour groups. 2. In order to protect the artefacts, it is prohibited to use flashlights during photo-taking in the museum.
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Available Amenities

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󰄬Guided tour
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