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“History lesson” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Shaanxi History Museum

Shaanxi History Museum
91 Xiaozai E Rd, Xi'an 710061, China
85219422
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Owner description: 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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“History lesson”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Lots of interesting stuff to see, and the admission is free!! Near the Pagoda, so swing by there afterwards.

Visited January 2014
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“World class treatment of some fine artifacts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This is a new, modern museum with beautiful artifacts from all over the province as well as some other areas of China. The very best examples of the Terracotta Warriors are here. They can control the lighting and preserve the original paint colors here so it is the best home for the best of the Warriors. The gardens around the museum are nicely done and the restrooms are clean. You will find history going back in millenniums here.

Visited October 2013
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“"Take time for history"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

If you have time, should be here you will see a lof of history more than 3000 years, has the movies history show. Lot of pottery history.

Visited December 2013
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“Another Must-Visit Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Visiting Xian is for the culture and history of the ancient city, and the Museum gives you the true taste of Chinese history and the magnificent creations of arts and culture by its people started a few thousand years ago.

Visited May 2013
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“As a layperson, it was a nice couple of hours”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Firstly I make no claim to be a Chinese history or archaeological buff, but since I live so close to the museum it seemed silly not to go in eventually. You need your passport if you want to get a free ticket, otherwise skip the queues, go to the opposite side's kiosk and pay 20rmb (2pounds) for entrance.
In some ways it's overwhelming to think how pristine the condition of the thousands-of-years-old pots and figurines and utensils are, so that is a plus but....they ARE pots and figurines and if you're not heavily into this, cannot use your imagination or just can't be bothered then it can get a little old after the 3rd/4th hall filled with pots and figurines.
Because of this my favourite pieces were the more unique items, the best being the perfectly made tiny silver deer, which must be about 800 years old and a solid gold plate which I think was Ming dynasty.

Visited December 2013
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