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  • Address: 90 Xiaozhai Donglu
  • Hours: Open daily.
  • Admission: CNY 50 (Mar. to Nov.) CNY 35 (Dec. to Feb.)


Shaanxi History Museum

The city of Xian is of inestimable significance in the history of China, having long been a cultural powerhouse as well as the capital of numerous dynasties. The Shaanxi History Museum, a modern building echoing classic Tang Dynasty architecture, offers a time-traveling tour of the city and its surrounding province.

Much of the enormous collection is the result of archeological digs in the area, including early tools and vessels from a Neolithic village. A collection of Ming Dynasty pottery guard figurines makes a nice contrast to the city’s famed terracotta warriors, while other exhibits include priceless objects in jade, bronze, ceramics and other materials.

Practical Info

The Shaanxi History Museum (also known as the Shaanxi Provincial Museum) is to the south-west of the Xian City Walls, near the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Numerous bus routes go past the site, including tourist buses 6 and 8.

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Xi'an Full Day Sightseeing Tour - Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Ancient City Wall

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

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Location: Xian, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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3-Day Private Xi’an Tour from Beijing: Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall and Big Wild Goose Pagoda

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

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Duration: 3 days, 2 nights

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2-Night Best of Xi'an Tour: Terracotta Warriors and City Sightseeing with Private Round-Trip Transfer from Airport or Train Station

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Reviews

See the highlights of Xi'an on a 2-night private tour, including the Ancient City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Terracotta ...  Read more

Location: Xian, China
Duration: 2 nights

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2-Day Highlights Xi'an Tour: Terracotta Warriors and City Sightseeing

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Location: Xi'an, China
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Xi'an Half-Day City Tour - Shaanxi History Museum and Big Wild Goose Pagoda

3 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

Explore Xi'an on a half-day city tour and explore the history that lies within the ancient city walls. Tour the Shaanxi History Museum with your professional ...  Read more

Location: Xian, China
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $68.99

Xi'an Classic Day Tour: Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, City Wall, Bell and Drum Tower Square and Muslim Quarter

This Xi'an Day Tour will take you to Shaanxi History Museum that was built in 1983 and opened to the public in 1991. Now it has over 370,000 exhibits in the ...  Read more

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