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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tang dynasty” (65 reviews)
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91 Xiaozai E Rd, Xi'an 710061, China
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum is inside the grounds of Small Goose Pagoda and the entrance ticket gives access to both. The museum is well laid out and the exhibits very well curated, telling the story of ancient Xian and The Silk Road. The exhibits are beautiful and...More

Thank gimshengl
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the very informative museums in China. Artifacts of thousands year ago are preserved very well. Collected historic items from different province of China are also preserved here. There is also a sample of Silk route and other maps excavated from all over China.

Thank SagarBhattarai
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not a very large museum, but if you like history, especially ancient history, this museum will not disappoint. The ample English-language signs help explain the exhibits and amazingly well-preserved artifacts, some more than 7,000 years old. Suddenly people from that era didn't seem...More

Thank Ken G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really worth a visit to see some very fine ancient artefacts preserved mainly through having been left in tombs. Hard to believe the quality of some. Excellent museum leading the Small Wild Goose pagoda

Thank John F
Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit of a disappointing museum compared to others that I have visited worldwide. Even though I made an early start to beat the crowds, we still had to wait for at least 45 minutes to get tickets, and the visit was made least pleasurable...More

Thank PoonNana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes this place IS packed but its nice to see families and people of all ages enjoying their afternoon in a museum... Nobody was pushing too much and queues were quite civilised. You can skip the queue for free tickets and just buy one for...More

Thank shianlee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was unfamiliar with the provenance, so this provided much-needed cultural and geographical history. The recorded tour was very detailed, and the collection is so vast, you could not possibly listen to info on everything. Select wisely!

Thank d r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While it is indeed very good, relative to the other historical places you can see in Xi'an it would not be the top of my list. Indeed if the weather is bad I would for sure suggest spending a day or a half in here,...More

Thank Tristan C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Because of free admission thing, this musuem is really crowded. I walked from small goose pagoda and after to wild goose pagoda. It is not in the city wall area. There are a lot of things to see!

Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with our travel group of 10 families this summer. Kids ranged from 5 to late teens. It was a very hot day and the museum was packed - it is air conditioned unlike most attractions near Xi'an. We were still able to get...More

Thank jwpines2016
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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