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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.).
91 Xiaozai E Rd, Xi'an 710061, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure you arrange your own English guide for this museum. You will be immensely lucky to secure the few English audio guides they have and a visit to the guided tour yielded no luck either. The guided tour would have cost 400 Yuan for...More

Thank bwan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The 30 yuan entrance seems reasonable until you realise others can get in for free but they wait long. It is not a large museum but is well curated. The displays, from Neolithic to. more recent times speak for themselves. Displays ends approximately around Tang...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I queued for 1 hour (2.30pm to 3.30pm ) to buy a 30rmb entrance ticket (which also gave me access to a special exhibit). The queuing time passed fast and they provided shelter from the sun. Once inside, the museum was filled with a lot...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is possible to book a slot to visit this museum, as otherwise you are waiting out side forever, and in Summer it is baking hot. They didn't have any English audio guides when I was there, so a lot of the artefacts weren't appreciated...More

Thank WillP793
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a history buff I found myself enthralled in China but missing the artifact component to it all. Everywhere up till this point had been buildings and tombs. The Shaanxi History Museum filled in the gap beautifully. Xi'an had been the capital of China for...More

Thank William H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Due to the enormous crowd we would have had to wait at leastm2'hoursmto get into the museum.mthis was the case with most of themtourmvuses somwemgave it a miss.

Thank Grandmaglenda
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OK, I am not a museum person but there were two issues with this museum. It was insanely busy for a start. Far too many people in here to enjoy the experience. Also the artefacts were somewhat lifeless outside their natural context. Much better time...More

Thank BigJeffs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No English tour guides available and insanely crowded. It looked like some of the exhibits might have been interesting but we would have had to fight our way through to see any of them! Don’t bother

Thank TomGreed
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were not really impressed with this location. Although there was a few interesting exhibits it seem to us to be more of a shopping destination. The best part of this stop was that there was cold air conditioning so we could get out of...More

Thank CTS_Knows
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Stood in line for 3 hours. Apparently issuing tickets was suspended multiple times while I was in the queue. I still saw hordes of people walking inside, so I'm not sure how that works. Still ended up being busy inside. People shoving each other everywhere....More

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Kelly X
24 October 2017|
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Response from Kelly X | Reviewed this property |
Well, firstly I put on Zhihu( Chinese Quora) where there are lots of users search questions alike. It was also because I haven't found a better way to reach my audience who might happen to travel over there.
28 March 2016|
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Response from Kelly X | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I wrote a review on this, please check out my article, I can't put any link here, you can get on Quora and search "Shaanxi history museum", I wrote a full guide on this over there.