Shanxi Museum

Shanxi Museum, Taiyuan: Hours, Address, Shanxi Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Shanxi Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Shanxi Museum is a wonderful provincial museum managed by the government of Shanxi Province, home of some of the oldest history in China. The museum is located in Taiyuan, the capital city of Shanxi, in a modern four-storey building. It was wonderful collections of old history, Chinese money, architecture, Buddhist sculptures and much more. I'd be happy to write a full description if this listing is approved. I am not an official representative of this property but have clicked the box as you should seriously consider listing it.
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George L
19 contributions
Great
Aug 2019
I went and it was free of charge. The museum was very big and there were enough exhibits for me to walk around for 3 hours. The cafe was nice and relaxing and we finished the day at the gift shop.
Written February 26, 2020
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AustralianClaire
Thursday Island8 contributions
Could not get in, need to pre-book online
Sep 2019 • Couples
Went early to avoid queuing as advised by tour guide. There was only a small fast moving queue so was plenty of time but unfortunately we were advised by the information desk that all tickets are pre-booked online via WeChat so we were unable to enter the museum.
Written September 17, 2019
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PDScotland
Glasgow, UK549 contributions
Well worth a visit
Aug 2019
Large museum in Taiyuan - looks very modern and very impressive architecture.

Free admission, 4 storey building with several halls on each floor showing items from the different time periods in Shanxi & China history. Some fantastic exhibits, with most of the guide plates having English translation too.

Great tea house inside the museum too, and an interesting shop, with everything from pocket-money souvenirs to expensive sculptures available.
Written September 3, 2019
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Nanyangview
Singapore, Singapore51 contributions
Another must visit while in Taiyuan
Jun 2019 • Couples
This museum holds some treasures from China's earliest civilisation. Good architecture, pleasant atmosphere inside. We went there on a Sunday. When we arrived, there was a line of about 200 people. But people moved in quickly and it was not a long wait.
Written June 15, 2019
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Victor K
Hong Kong, China392 contributions
Rather disappointed
Mar 2019 • Couples
It was admitted free of charge. I expected it highly as it is a provincial museum. I have been the provinicial museums in Shijiazhuang and Xian. This is the least organised.
Written March 18, 2019
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lesmen27
Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands114 contributions
Interesting
Sep 2018
By surprise we visited this museum. A very modern new building with lots of interesting old objects and scenes of China.
Written December 23, 2018
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hwoo
21 contributions
Great artifacts
Nov 2018 • Couples
The museum consists of very old artifacts dated back to BC. I really think the museum is well organized and their explanations are well documented.
Written December 18, 2018
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johngintowt
Forresters Beach, Australia10 contributions
They would not let us enter without our passports
Dec 2017 • Business
By all accounts, the museum is very interesting, but the guards at the door are over-vigilant. It was minus 17 and they turned us away at the door.
Written June 3, 2018
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Mattmynd
New York City, NY28 contributions
Excellent
Apr 2018 • Solo
Had a one day layover in Taiyuan between my travels and decided to check this museum out. It has an excellent layout and goes thru the region from the Neolithic thru the later dynasties. It is a very good overview of ancient history with some masterpieces of art. This museum is free for all halls and I am unsure what some comment was saying about this being otherwise. I also recommend getting the audio guide which they had in english, it really added to the experience.
Written April 29, 2018
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Kevin C
New Orleans, LA280 contributions
Wonderful visit
Jan 2018 • Friends
We totally enjoyed visiting the museum. They got the best treasures of Chinese history. From bronze status of 5000 years ago, to gold coins,paintings, and ceramics. Also love the temporary exhibition of a Chinese artist Xin Dongwang’s life and art.
Written January 23, 2018
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Shanxi Museum is open:
  • Tue - Sun 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM