Shaanxi History Museum
Shaanxi History Museumis located to the Southern suburb of Xi’an City and Northwest of Big Wild Goose Pagoda. The museum exhibits more than 370,000 artefacts including pottery, coins, mural, bronze, gold and silver items unearthed from the province. The artefacts in collection belong to Han, Wei, Jin, North and South, Sui, Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties.
The modern museum built designed to ancient Tang Dynasty (618 – 907) architectural style and building area covers area of 65,000 square meters. The museum mainly consist of three main sections, which are; Basic Exhibition Hall, Theme Exhibition Hall, and East Exhibition Hall. If you are keen to learn about Chinese culture, there is a tomb murals exhibition on extra cost.
Basic Exhibition Hall
The basic Exhibition Hall consists of No 1, 2 and 3 exhibition halls which is placed by time order. The No. 1 exhibition hall contains relics from social development from Stone Age to end of imperial era in Qin Dynasty in 1840, the items included of stone tools used by ape man, weapons and many more. The No. 2 exhibition hall gives brief look at the history from Han Dynasty to to the Southern and Northern Dynasties, which includes paper making great invention and other famous historical events in the history. The No. 3 exhibition hall contains the historical and relics of the Sui, the Tang, the Song, the Yuan, the Mining, and the Qing Dynasties various relics.
Theme Exhibition Hall
The Theme Exhibition hall displays the various theme oriented cultural relics and history of Shanxi Provenience, includes Buddhist, Pottery, and many more figures.
East Exhibition Hall
The East Exhibition Hall consist of contemporary exhibitions depending on various exhibition themes, such as Chinese calligraphy, arts, cultural relics, Silk Road exhibitions and many more.