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“Small museum, easy to get to”
Review of Sichuan Museum

Sichuan Museum
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US$23.00*
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Chengdu Half-Day Private Walking Tour Including Tea Ceremony
Ranked #18 of 346 things to do in Chengdu
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 4 June 2017

A small compact museum, free entry (need ID to get tickets). Consists of displays spread over 3 floors, grouped by bronze artifacts, ceramics artifacts, Sichuan arts, Painting and Calligraphy, a section on the various tribes in this region, a special exhibit on the costumes of the various tribes as influenced by Islam/Turks (at least that is what I could glean as this section was all in Chinese), and my favorite section in the basement, stone carvings. There is also a section on Tibetan Buddhism.

The period of artifacts displayed spanned from the early days of the Shang/Chin dynasties to Qing Dynasty, about a 4000-years timeframe with some gaps in between. Quite amazing to see time frozen through these displays and the ingenuity of human over the years.

In terms of displays, not as many artifacts or as wide a range as that of the Xian museum, and much smaller too. But it is a compact museum, good to spend a few hours if you are in the area and have time to kill and are interested in things like this. It would be better had the museum placed the displays in a better contextual setting - better explanations of the times the artifacts were in use etc. Perhaps the wireless headsets would help in that area - we did not use them as we arrived late to the museum.

Thank greenham01
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

Fine bronzes and pottery along with other types of exhibits; handy to main bus route and parks location. Free, by showing passport/ID before 4000 visitor numbers reached.

Thank Adrian W
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

In May, I went through this museum and saw some great Chinese painting and bronze. It is worthwhile to visit.

Thank MichaelS290
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Lots to see and learn about here...nice collections of art and history...things to buy and see...nicely done.

Thank Patpv
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

Really nice place for an hour or two. Simple museum. Conveniently located near to Du Fu Thatched Cottage - and thus a PERFECT addition to an afternoon seeing 'Du Fu'. The stone carvings on the bottom floor are AMAZING... but the museum generally is quite small and basic.

Thank MJMJones
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