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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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91 Xiaozai E Rd, Xi'an 710061, China
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There are 5 galleries for each of the dynasties . Most of the exhibits are pottery, parts of the architecture and jewelry . There are some English subtitles . There are also tour guides who have the microphones to narrate the exhibits . There are...More

Thank laj2e7
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice exhibits at the museum however it is very busy by European standards so a bit of patience is required when large groups are touring at the same time

Thank HampshireRoadrunner
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great, comprehensive museum, but packed to the gills. Expect hordes of people. Unless you're on a super-tight budget and/or like to wait on line, pay the 30CNY for whatever the special exhibition is and skip the line.

Thank 54austin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! What a great museum, and a great way to learn about ancient Chinese cultures. The museum covers the history of finds in the province, dating from the Homo Erectus Lantian Man through the Tang Dynasty. There are long lines to get in for free...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great provincial museum. Learned and saw so much. Chang’An, the ancient city that existed before Xi’An during the Tang Dynasty, was great to discover here. Bring your passport, and if you are 65, the entrance fee is free, even in the special section of...More

Thank RockiesResident
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spending an afternoon provides a glimpse at all the dynasties using artifacts, maps and other means of explanation. Even the Revolution is covered. Very informative.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited here during my visit to Xi'an and really enjoyed the exhibits. I went before going to see the terracotta army and the orientation provided by the museum was helpful in understanding what I was seeing later on. Almost all the exhibits had some...More

2  Thank betteskid
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The size of this museum is just right, there are collections of high historic and artistic value which take me a day to see them all. Many are true masterpieces, displayed with explanations in Chinese and English, divided in sections according to dynasties which makes...More

Thank WongYL
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Not sure why we couldn’t get in. We had booked our tour months in advance and put the Shaanxi History Museum on our itinerary. Our CTS tour guide said the wait would be long and even if we waited in line, it would not be...More

Thank Betty C
Reviewed 9 October 2018

As others say, get your tickets early. We had a second tour guide who went ahead to get them for us. The museum was packed. Moving around was difficult, very loud, and good luck getting photos without 20 people in them. Some exhibits had English...More

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Kelly X
24 October 2017|
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Response from Kelly X | Reviewed this property |
Well, firstly I put on Zhihu( Chinese Quora) where there are lots of users search questions alike. It was also because I haven't found a better way to reach my audience who might happen to travel over there.
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SQ320
28 March 2016|
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Response from Kelly X | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I wrote a review on this, please check out my article, I can't put any link here, you can get on Quora and search "Shaanxi history museum", I wrote a full guide on this over there.
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