Qinghai Province Museum

Qinghai Province Museum, Xining: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Qinghai Province Museum Reviews: 3.5/5

Qinghai Province Museum
3.5
Natural History Museums
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
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

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ippyyy
4 contributions
Closed until next year
Aug 2019 • Couples
Came by today (25th August 2018), sat on a bus for a whole hour to get here from the other side of town when Baidu maps told me it would take 30min only to find that it's closed. I walked around to the back and found the museum gift shop was still open. Using Baidu translate, I asked her what the deal was and she said it won't be open until next year.
Written August 25, 2019
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Megan Wei
Sydney, Australia141 contributions
The landmark where tells the history
Nov 2017 • Friends
It was free entry although you need to present your photo ID to get in. To get an overview of this city and how the city form, this is good place to start with. all the paintings, photography, calligraphy all look amazing. This is a good place to get good idea what's representing this city. but once is good enough to visit.
Written December 24, 2017
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Jennefer N
Canberra, Australia291 contributions
Qinghai Provincial Museum
Oct 2017 • Solo
Located in Xining square.Free admission just need to show your passport.2 floors of ancient artefacts including pottery,utensils and costumes.
Also in the square ( but not in the Lonely Planet) is the Qing Hai Art Museum which is 3 massive floors of paintings, photography and calligraphy.Well worth a visit,nothing is in English and admission is free.
Written October 5, 2017
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Patty6-13
Davis, CA516 contributions
Nice intro to region
Jun 2017 • Friends
This is a nice museum with displays relating to the region, history, local culture, industry etc. I enjoyed the cultural displays the most. Behind the museum there is a high end shopping area with restaurants & shops you might enjoy as well.
Written June 21, 2017
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Parsifal
Northern Virginia, VA355 contributions
OK
Jun 2017 • Solo
Few English explanations.
No map (in English, anyway).
Gives some sense of the archeological history of the region.
Once was enough
Written June 12, 2017
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Ton E
Almere, The Netherlands82 contributions
Good idea of regional culture
Aug 2016 • Friends
Nice museum. We were lucky we had a local translator /guide who told us the stories and cultural aspects behind the scenes. Otherwise it is hard to understand what you see. Thank you Betty.
Written August 31, 2016
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Karen S
Pascoe Vale, Australia62 contributions
Cultural history from 5000 years of life on the Quinghai plateau
Aug 2016 • Solo
I really enjoyed the couple of hours I spent in this museum. Although this was my fifth visit to Xining, it was the first time I have been. There is a lot of material on display, much of it really very old. The displays are well done and there is an english translation for most of them, although not all. The museum appears to be operating without all the floors open but there is still a lot to look at. It is free to enter, you just need to show your passport. The Tibetan area is a little flat and heavily labelled as Mongolian; but in fact it is the really old artifacts that are the most interesting I thought. It was quite busy, but I was there during school holidays. Xining is not the most inviting city you will visit and it takes effort to find things of interest, but I found this museum worth the time.
Written August 17, 2016
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Lawrence S
Santa Clara, CA161 contributions
Great history of the Qinhai area
Aug 2015 • Business
The museum is free before 5pm weekdays. You have to show your passport and they give you a ticket. We spent about 2 hours walking the exhibits. Many of the signs are in English and you get a good appreciation for the history of the region. This is a great museum for people interested in the history of the people of this region. Xining has immense historical importance as it was on the silk road and it has been settled for over 2100 years. Recommended for adults and kids over 10. There is a mall across the street with restaurants and shopping.
Written August 28, 2015
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Roel P
Fecamp, France184 contributions
Boring
Like Lonely Planet said, scaled down in size. Two rooms with some info on the different minorities in the province. Titles are in English, but the main info is in Chinese. The place is hidden away on Xining square because the front door leads to a mall. The front door had a broken down metal construction on the stairs. It appears it has been there for some time... a clear sign the local government is not putting much effort anymore in this museum. Definitely not worth a taxi, let alone an hour walk.
Written October 8, 2013
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  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM