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Shaanxi History Museum

Address: 91 East XiaoZhai Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, People's Republic of China
Website:www.sxhm.com
Shaanxi History Museum is located in the northwest of the Xi’an Wild Goose Pagoda. It is China’s first large-scale modern national museum; it marks that China’s museum career has entered into a new development mileage. The Museum has the style of Tang dynasty buildings of “central palace hall with four worship houses around” with orderly, harmonious, vigorous and grave construction, melting the national tradition, local characteristics and the spirit of time into an organic whole. The Museum covers an area of 65,000 square meters.
 

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  • History
  • Architecture
  • Organization

Shaanxi History Museum was constructed from 1983. It was opened to the public on 20 June 1991. The museum is in an area of 65,000 square meters, with a building area of 55,600 square meters, cultural relics storerooms of 8,000 square meters, exhibition halls of 11,000 square meters, and a collection of 370,000 objects. The museum is architecturally in the Tang style, with a "hall in center, storied buildings in corners". It is elegant and dignified, on a large scale, with a combination of traditional architecture and modern technology, which embodies folk tradition and local features.

Shaanxi was the ancient imperial capital of China, having been the seat of more than 13 feudal dynasties, including the Zhou, Qin, Han, and Tang dynasties. The province is rich in cultural relics. With the completion of the Shaanxi History Museum, it collected over 370,000 precious relics which were unearthed in Shaanxi Province, including bronze wares, pottery figures, and mural paintings in Tang tombs.

Since the opening of the museum, it has followed the policy of collecting, conservation, publicizing, education, and scientific research, using its many historical relics, and conducted various types of display. The relics have also been exhibited overseas in cities in Japan, France, the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany.

The Museum has the style of Tang dynasty buildings of “central palace hall with four worship houses around” with orderly, harmonious, vigorous and grave construction, melting the national tradition, local characteristics and the spirit of time into an organic whole. The Museum covers an area of 65,000 square meters. It has a building area of 55,600 square meters, the cultural relic reservoir area of 8,000 square meters, and exhibition hall area of 11,000 square meters.

It’s secretary of Party Committee is Luo Wenli. Incumbent Curator is Wu Weishan. Deputy curators are Ma Zhenzhi, Cheng Xu, Pei Jianping.

Tour guide
  • Opening hours
  • Transportation
  • Ticket service
  • Directions

The free open time is from every Tuesday to Sunday, visiting time: winter (November 15 to March 15 of the next year) 9:00am-17:30pm (16:00pm stop offering tickets), the summer (March 16 to November 14), 8:30 am-18:00pm (16:30pm stop offering tickets). It is closed all day on Mondays for refurbishment (except national legal holidays).

Bus lines:

Cuihua Road(翠华路站):No.5,19,24,26,27,30,34,401,521,527,610,701,710

Implementing the principle of“no charge but not no tickets”.

1. 4,000 free tickets are provided everyday with its limited quantity and time (2500 tickets before 14:00pm, 1,500 tickets in the afternoon) until they are all distributed.

2. An individual client (with ID card or effective certificate) can get one ticket, which is valid on that day only.

3. Group visiting clients must book tickets 24 hours in advance (from 9:00am to 17:00pm), ticket appointment can be made through phone and network, (tel: 029-85269547, website: http://www.sxhm.com). After confirmation, they can get the tickets with introduction letter of their employer or mission book of travel agency.

4. The elderly, disabled people and elementary school students must be accompanied by family members or their guardians to get the tickets from the exclusive window; active duty soldiers have a priority to get the tickets.

Care services: The aged (more than 70 years old), the handicapped, pregnant women and other disabled people have the priority to visit the exhibition hall led by the staff. Entered into the exhibition hall, the visitors mentioned above can enjoy the elevator service.

Information provided:The visitors can timely get ticket information and detailed visiting information through radio and the electronic screen; they can still enjoy the counseling service provided by supervisors.

Collections
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    Gilt Silver Plate in Double-Peach Shape and with Double-Fox Design

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    Gold Dragons in Running Position

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    Ox-Shaped Zun

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    Du Tige-Shapred Tally

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    Silver Perfume Fumigator

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    The Empress'Jade Seal Inscribed with Characters “Huang Hou Zhi Xi”

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    Sword with A Horse-Head-Shaped Handle

Relevant
  • Books
  • Documentary film
  • Movie and Television play
  • Music

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1.《神韵与辉煌:陕西历史博物馆国宝鉴赏(金银器卷)》

Author: 冀东山

Pages:165

ISBN: 9787807360575

Date of Publication: 2006

Press: 三秦出版社


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2.《神韵与辉煌:陕西历史博物馆国宝鉴赏(唐墓壁画卷)》

Author: 申秦雁

Pages:241

ISBN: 9787807360582

Date of Publication: 2006

Press: 三秦出版社


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3.《神韵与辉煌:陕西历史博物馆国宝鉴赏(陶瓷器卷)》

Author: 董理

Pages:141

ISBN: 9787807360599

Date of Publication: 2006

Press: 三秦出版社


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4.《神韵与辉煌:陕西历史博物馆国宝鉴赏(青铜器卷)》

Author: 冀东山、梁彦民

Pages:225

ISBN: 9787807360551

Date of Publication: 2006

Press: 三秦出版社


 

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Exhibitions
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  • Upcoming
  • Past

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Ancient civilizations of Shannxi

Show Time:Permanent

Venues:The first showroom

 

 

 

 


 

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The special exbition of Dong Zuobin's life and oracle research

Show Time:2014-09-30 To 2014-12-28

Venues:South hall of the west showroom

 

 

 

 


 

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Maori Jasper:New Zealand's cultural and artistic treasures

Show Time:2014-04-05 To 2014-07-05

Venues:South hall of the west showroom

 

 

 

 


 

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Witness the glory:the beautiful photography of Shaanxi Cultural Relics

Show Time:2014-05-18 To 2014-06-17

Venues:South hall of the east showroom

 

 

 

 


 

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