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Shaanxi History Museum

The Shaanxi History Museum collects more than 380,000 treasures of all kinds from the simple stone tools initially used by ancient man to various artifacts before 1840, spanning a period of more than one million years. As an ancient capital city, Chang’an has had thirteen feudal dynasties in its history, including Zhou, Qin, Han, Sui, and Tang, and has a wealth of cultural relics that form the unique historical and cultural landscape of Shaanxi. The museum has a large number and variety of cultural relics, with high grade and wide value. Among them, the Shang and Zhou bronzes are exquisite, the terracotta figurines of the past dynasties are diverse, the gold and silverware of the Han and Tang dynasties are unique in the country, and the murals of the Tang tombs are unparalleled in the world. As an art palace displaying Chinese history, culture and ancient civilization, Shaanxi History Museum is known as the “Pearl of the Ancient Capital and the Treasure House of China”.

The Shaanxi History Museum covers an area of 65,000 square meters. The architectural appearance highlights the style of the prosperous Tang Dynasty. It is a Tang-style architectural complex of a “central palace and four corner buildings”. The primary and secondary are orderly, the height is staggered, the momentum is vigorous and solemn, and integrates national traditions, local characteristics, and the spirit of the times.

Shaanxi History Museum is mainly divided into three parts: basic display, thematic display and temporary display. The basic display has one, two and three exhibition halls, which is a permanent exhibition and the core exhibition of the museum. The basic display is in chronological order. It systematically displays the Chinese history of Lantian ape man from the early Paleolithic age through the Zhou, Qin, Han, Wei, Jin, Southern and Northern Dynasties, Sui, Tang, song, yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties to the Opium War in 1840. Thematic displays include “Treasures of the Tang Dynasty – Hejiacun Cellar Excavations” in the fourth exhibition hall and “Treasures of Tang Dynasty Murals” in the center hall on the east side of the main building. Temporary displays are in the fifth, sixth and seventh exhibition halls, displaying thematic exhibitions in cooperation with other museums.

Opening Time:

Winter (November 15 to March 14) 9:00-17:30 (16:00 stop checking);

Summer (March 15 to November 14) 8:30-18:00 (16:30 stop checking);

Open Tuesday to Sunday, closed all day on Monday(except national holidays).


There are three types of tickets for the museum: the basic display, the Tang Legacy and the Tang Dynasty Mural Gallery.

Basic Exhibition Hall: Free of charge but with tickets;

Treasure Museum: 30 yuan;

Fresco Museum: 300 yuan;

You can visit the museum with any one of these tickets.

How to Get There:

Metro: Take Metro Line 2 or Line 3 to Xiaozhai Station and walk 10 minutes to the east, or Line 3 or Line 4 to Big Wild Goose Pagoda Station and walk 10 minutes to the west.

Bus: take bus No. 26, 5, 30, 24, 27, 401, 271, 521, you 8, 19, 34, 400, 701, 527 and get off at Shaanxi History Museum or Cuihua Road station.