Xi'an, a place of great brilliance in Chinese history, is full of historical sites and cultural relics. The city had been chosen to be capital by 13 dynasties over 1100 years, from 221 BC to 904 AD. At Shaanxi History Museum, visitors may see all the treasures that record the splendid culture of ancient Xi'an.
Shaanxi History Museum covers an area of 6, 5000 square meters. In the museum, there are more than 370,000 cultural relics, such as the fancy bronzes in Shang and Zhou Dynasties, the golden and silver items in Han and Tang Dynasties, and murals in tombs, etc.. Shaanxi History Museum is known as "the marvelous hall of Chinese civilization", that's why you should not miss it in your Xi'an tours.
Location of Shaanxi History Museum:
Near the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum locates at Xiaozhai East Road in Xi'an, Shaanxi province.
Culture Relics in Xi'an History Museum:
Being the capital of ancient China over 1100 years, there are a large number of cultural relics in Xi'an. Generally speaking, there are 8 kinds of relics in the museum, that is, bronzes, murals in Tang tombs, pottery figures, building materials, copper mirrors in Han and Tang dynasties, golden and silver wares, and currencies in all the dynasties.
Exhibition Halls in Shaanxi History Museum:
Full of precious cultural relics, the exhibition area is composed of five parts, that is, the introductory hall, the general exhibition hall, the theme exhibition hall, the temporary exhibition hall, and the central hall named art gallery.
Opening Time and Tourist Time:
Opening time: 9:00 a.m. to 17:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Note: The temporary exhibition hall opens on the afternoons of Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Tourists are not allowed to take photos and touch the precious murals. It may take you about 2 hours to visit the museum.
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