Baoji Bronze Ware Museum

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Baoji Bronze Ware Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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ChinaXianTours
Shaanxi, China67 contributions
Awarded the hometown of Bronze Ware in Chinese Civilization
Jun 2021
To persue the Cultural roots of Chinese Civilization,Shouldnot miss the Xian tours of English Speaking Guide Lee
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Written June 25, 2021
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Nisal
Dalian, China28 contributions
A Huge structure
Nov 2019
Good for students to study about the history of bronze-ware. And a goodplace to take pictures of antique bronze stuff. I’d recommend a private vehicle.
Written November 12, 2019
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Cunobelinus83
85 contributions
Not a bad place to spend an hour or so
Aug 2018
The Baoji Bronze Ware Museum is pretty big and contains some interesting pieces, although it must be said that after a while they do all start to look a bit samey. There are some English speaking guides, though these usually have to be arranged in advance. All in all it's not a bad place to kill an hour or so if you're looking for something to do.
Written May 13, 2019
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ptseng
Sydney77 contributions
Amazing bronze wares from ancient China
Jan 2019 • Business
I did not have much expectation when a group of us were taken to the museum by the host. The building looks quite massive on the outside. There is a lot of empty spaces inside. This is a problem as we visited in January when the temperature was minus 5 degrees. There was no heating inside the museum and it would be impractical given the large amount of space inside the building. I felt sorry for the security guards and the workers in the building as it was bitterly cold throughout the building.

However, the history and quality of the bronzewares more than compensated for the discomfort. Baoji was the cradle of the glorious bronze age civilization in the central plains of China more than 3,000 years ago. The large number of exhibits demonstrated the beauty of the various bronzewares, utensils and ornaments. Our tour guide did a very good job explaining the background and significance of the exhibits. The star attraction of the the museum is in fact a "national treasure" which will never leave the museum, it is an utensil where the two words Zhong Guo (China) were inscribed inside for the first time in history. I would have loved to linger a bit longer inside the museum but the bitter cold was a deterrent, as well as lack of English translation. Unless there is an English speaking tour guide at the site, otherwise there is very little or no information on individual exhibits in English.
Written January 28, 2019
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Jun Z
Richmond Hill, Canada30 contributions
Amazing
Feb 2017 • Family
Visited the museum with my family during the Chinese spring festival. The admission is free.
A lot of amazing bronze wares showed ancient Chinese culture and civilization. They are priceless treasures. Zhongguo (China) was first time mentioned in Chinese. My daughter was also interested with the ancient bronze mirrors.
Souvenirs can be bought in the plaza down the hill. I bought a very beautiful HeDing there.
Written February 9, 2017
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Gary L
Perth, Australia21 contributions
Fascinating
Sep 2016 • Business
I went with a business contact and they hired me an English tour guide. Found it very interesting and found myself understanding the Chinese deep connection with protocol and process.
Written January 8, 2017
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Billy P
Ashland, OR8 contributions
Fun place to visit
Jul 2016 • Family
A short cab ride from our hotel to what we called the Rolo.The admission was free and there was a lot of variety to the exhibits. There was almost no English translation on any of the exhibits, but there were many guides that offered information in the best English they could muster. A great place to visit - the nearby pagoda was imrpessive and there was a very small, but fun "amusement park" down the hill for the kids to enjoy.
Written July 23, 2016
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Flipper775
Boston, MA58 contributions
Impressive
This is off the beaten path for those visiting Xi'an. The museum itself is impressive and sits on a hill. For westerners, unlike the museums in Xi'an, there was very little information available in English about the exhibits. There also was no English guide available for hire. So while interesting to look at, I don't feel I got as much from the museum as I could have.
Written January 19, 2015
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Elizabeth M
Wabash, IN52 contributions
One Visit Is Not Enough
Apr 2014 • Friends
The Baoji Bronze Ware Museum contains four exhibit halls on the first floor with other, seasonal or special exhibits, on the second floor. Dioramas, manikins, replicas, and original artifacts tell the story of life in ancient Shaanxi, especially the Zhou and Qin dynasties. There is so much information and so many things to view that one cannot do it justice in one visit. Most exhibits are described in Chinese, English, and Korean. English and Chinese-speaking volunteers (usually students from the nearby Baoji University of Arts and Sciences) are available to assist visitors throughout the museum.

The building itself is an architectural wonder standing on a hill near the river. It can be seen from many locations. At night it is lit like a beacon, contrasting with the nearby pagoda standing slightly higher on the hill.

I have visited the museum now four or five times and would jump at the chance to return. The majority of times I visited, there was no fee, although I had to show my passport. Not only does this museum represent the beginnings of civilization in the area, but also displays the true beauty of the Bronze Age.
Written May 8, 2014
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Travelingmaven
Chicago, IL292 contributions
Wish the Bronze Museum were bigger!
Jun 2013 • Friends
Hardly a "side trip" from Xi'an, in Sha'anxi Province, since it's around 3 hours by car, this museum is well-worth a visit, especially if you stop at the Famen Temple Hotel to visit the Famen Temple site and stay overnight.

This is the largest museum devoted to bronzewares in China. The architecture was designed so the building looks like a four-legged bronze food container. Four large exhibit halls were open when we went there in June, with the potential for 4 more. We wish they had been open while were were there!

Baoji is known as the "cradle" of bronzeware in China. The museum showcases bronzes from the Zhou period onward, many unearthed locally. The workmanship is fabulous! One treasure, in particular, an ox-shaped wine vessel, defies belief because of its delicacy and workmanship.

We saw a documentary about the museum on CCTV, and decided to visit. We were happy we did.
Written June 29, 2013
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Baoji Bronze Ware Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM