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Sichuan Museum

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Address: No.251 Huanhua South Road, Wuhou District, Chengdu 610041, China
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+86 28 6552 1555
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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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Full of Information on minorities and history of region

We were not expecting much given the other reviews of this museum, so we were quite surprised at the variety of the exhibits. The English explanations were no better or worse than... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Chicago, IL
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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were not expecting much given the other reviews of this museum, so we were quite surprised at the variety of the exhibits. The English explanations were no better or worse than in Chinese museums outside of Beijing and Shanghai. The three floors are worth spending an hour or two just to get a "flavor" of the region. We were... More 

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Belfast, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The museum is free if you show a photo ID (my passport was fine). Tickets must be obtained in a small building far in front of the museum. If you continue towards the steps at the front, you will enter on the 2nd floor (there are 3 total). Each floor has exhibits including ceramics, bronze ware, painting, calligraphy, and folk... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

If you come to Chengdu to see museums, you'll be disappointed. Most museums have little educational value and the excessively loud guides with speakers set to ear deafening volume make the experience unbearable. This museum is free and reasonably pleasant. You can learn about Tibetan history as well as Chinese.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

This is one of the top museums in China and serves as the regional museum of Sichuan. Delightfully not congested or crowded. The exhibits were well curated BUTR, getting a ticket (free) involves lining up at the main gate, so don't be tempted by the side gates which may be nearer to your walk from the center of town. There... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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.

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Hangzhou, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

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.

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Reading, UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

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.

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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!

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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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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 

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