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Sichuan Museum

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Address: No.251 Huanhua South Road, Wuhou District, Chengdu 610041, China
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: +86 28 6552 1555
09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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USD 38.00*
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Chengdu Half-Day Private Walking Tour Including Tea Ceremony
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Good to have a visit while not expect too much

The exhibition would let you know the history of local and the districts around. Many good products on display, while the volunteer guide is not very professional though, while... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The exhibition would let you know the history of local and the districts around. Many good products on display, while the volunteer guide is not very professional though, while their efforts are respectful though.

Thank Zoezaq
Hangzhou, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour guide took us here and it was indeed very interesting to see all the artifacts, but it definitely needs a better English guide.

Thank Alastair M
Reading, UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not as good as the Chengdu museum near the main square, but worth a visit. Worth seeing if you have time, but if you are short of time go to the main Chengdu museum and give this a miss.

Thank JanettaDavies
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We got sick of temples and more temples, so decided to visit this interesting museum. We rented an audio and just spent 3 hrs going round. Unfortunately, the audio guide doesnt work so well. Can learn lots if your legs have more strength to walk around!

Thank joonee
Hingham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Had so much fun reviewing cooking history from the many dynasties. Molly was such a happy person and was a great chef teacher. 2 of the 3 dishes that she taught me were fantastic according to the master chef but my dumplings stunk.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I was surprised that just by showing my identity card (non Chinese) I could get a free admission. The museum comes with several exhibition halls, over three floors, with different exhibits. You can choose to visit all or just one or two halls of interest to you. I particularly enjoyed the Zhang Daqian Art Gallery. While I know Zhang as... More 

1 Thank Michael T
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Had an opportunity to visit and wasn't disappointed. Free to get in with ID or passport and the museum covers the diverse background and history of the Chengdu area as a melting pot for many different peoples in the area. Artifacts, clothing, tools, art, music, and more are on display permanently along with rotating exhibits. Nice.

1 Thank John M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This museum displays ancient cooking and kitchen gear. The gardens are very nice and the chili paste aging vats are real. I never knew that aged chili paste improves in textures and taste when aged for an extended time. But folding the real thing carefully, released the aromas. By arranging our tour in advance, with China Highlights, we included a... More 

Thank Kevin S
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

It is currently summer hear and the heat is out of control. Its so humid and hot. A trip to the museum was a great way to escape the afternoon heat. It is free entry and also we had a English speaking volunteer guide who was wonderful and very funny. The museum consists of local history. We took a cab... More 

Thank Simone S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Thankfully, the Sichuan Museum tells the story of the province through its art with plentiful English explanations. Even a novice could gain a fair appreciation of the art and history of the region. The wonderful Tibetan collection is a highlight. I also enjoyed the ethnic collections. The eagle footed drinking cups were unforgettable, and some of the textiles were stunning.... More 

Thank Benita G

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