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Top 12 Museums & Galleries

Top 12 Museums & Galleries in Xi'an - 2023

Explore Xi'an's rich culture and history through its top museums & galleries. From ancient artifacts to modern art, there's something for everyone to enjoy!
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Updated Jun 2023
  • No.1
    89,271 Reviews
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    "Mr. Zhang's explanation is very good, professional and interesting, especially taking care of children, and answering questions about children. Let us have a new understanding of Qin culture for three hours, and the children are still not satisfied."
    33.4km from downtown
    Highlights: The Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses, also known as the Terracotta Army, is located about 1.5 kilometers east of the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor and forms part of the extensive necropolis. There were more than a thousand terracotta soldiers unearthed here, each with a different facial expression. Standing before the massive underground army, you will feel the extraordinary might of the Qin Emperor that enabled him to unify six warring states two thousand years ago. The Qin Emperor Ying Zheng began building the mausoleum for himself at the age of 13. Nearly 720000 men and 38 years were required to complete this vast project.
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  • No.2
    16,018 Reviews
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    "It rained all day, and there were a lot of people in the Terracotta Warriors and Horses. There are only a few bath pools in Huaqing Palace. The performance of Changhen Song is only at night. The return trip is very inconvenient and the tickets are difficult to buy. Qin Shihuang Mausoleum is really big"
    27.1km from downtown
    Highlights: The Huaqing Palace on the outskirts of Xi'an has been a hot spring bathing resort since ancient times and was also where the Xi'an Incident took place. During Emperor Xuanzong's reign in Tang Dynasty, it was a bathing place for the royal family and court ministers. Now, you can visit the royal pools of Tang Xuanzong and Yang Guifei, named Lotus Pool and Haitang Pool respectively. In 1936, the Xi'an Incident took place and changed China's destiny. In the southern part of the scenic spot, the “five halls” of Chiang Kai-shek’s old residential site were preserved intact, and the bullet marks of the fierce battle are still left on the walls.
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  • No.3
    27,987 Reviews
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    "Shaanxi History Museum, a large-scale museum built on the basis of rich cultural relics of Zhou Qin, Han and Tang, displays the deep historical accumulation of the three Qin land, highlighting the causal necessity and natural law between the dynasties and the dynasties."
    4km from downtown
    Highlights: The Shaanxi History Museum is a good place to learn about ancient Chinese civilization. The museum houses bronze artifacts from the Shang and Zhou dynasties, gold and silver artifacts of the Han and Tang dynasties, and Tang dynasty murals, of which a large portion of them are treasures of the Han and Tang period. The Beast-Head-Shaped Agate Cup, the Silver Pot with Design of A Horse Dancing and Holding A Cup in Its Mouth, and the “Huang Hou Zhi Xi” are cultural artifacts that the country has prohibited from leaving the country and can only be seen in the Shaanxi History Museum.
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  • No.4
    4,993 Reviews
    "The tour guide is good, the cultural heritage is very good, many national treasure-level cultural relics, that is, no one explained that you really don't know, just put it in the place you don't pay attention to, the town hall-level cultural relics Liuyan map is a pity, six to the second"
    807m from downtown
    Highlights: Xi'an Beilin Museum is located near Wenchang Gate. The museum contains a forest of stone monuments, stone carvings, etc. Among them, the forest of stone monuments is composed of monuments and epitaphs from past dynasties. It is the highlight of the museum. In the Beilin Museum, you can admire inscriptions and epitaphs of different dynasties. The collection of inscriptions and epitaphs spans over 2,000 years.
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  • No.5
    941 Reviews
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    "This time I came to Xi'an to visit my favorite museum. The teacher was very good. The content of an hour and a half was more than two hours and was very serious and dedicated. In addition, Xi'an Museum itself covers ancient buildings and cultural relics, itself is very beautiful and not as crowded as Shaanxi Libo, and it feels easier to walk around without consciously feeling a lot of ~. The experience is relatively better. But Xi'an, as such a city with various cultural relics everywhere, hopes that the museum will also upgrade with the times and improve the viewing experience of visitors."
    2.5km from downtown
    Highlights: The Xi’an City Museum is located inside Jianfu Temple. This is an excellent place from which to learn about the development of this ancient city. The main exhibition hall’s theme is named “The Ancient Capital Xi'an”. Visitors can learn all about Xi’an’s thousand-year history and subsequent development. The exhibits in the museum show the progression of the development of Xi’an City from the Zhou Dynasty to the Ming and Qing Dynasties. There is also a model of Xi’an City throughout various dynastic periods that allows you to see the scale, layout and living conditions of the city’s distant past.
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  • No.6
    197 Reviews
    "Thank you Mr. Hou for your explanation. It is very good and has benefited a lot. I will wait for the child to be older and bring it to the next! There are really a lot of people listening, and they are still close to the teacher. I don't feel embarrassed at all!"
    16.9km from downtown
  • No.7
    795 Reviews
    taCommentScoreUrlbased on 13 reviews
    "The baby is relatively small, there is no rental explanation or AI glasses, the older baby can learn more through explanation or AI glasses. The animal is more realistic as a whole, suitable for school-age babies to better understand animals. Tickets are not expensive and worth a visit."
    7.1km from downtown
    Highlights: The Shaanxi Natural History Museum is located on the roundabout around the TV Tower in Chang'an South Road in Xi'an, including the Natural Exhibition Hall, the Science and Technology Exhibition Hall, the Curtain Theater, the Outdoor Exhibition Area, and the Temporary Exhibition. Its Natural Exhibition Hall and Science and Technology Exhibition Hall are divided into north and south sides by the Shaanxi TV Tower. The Science and Technology Exhibition Hall has a glass sphere, while the Natural Exhibition Hall has a crescent shape. The two represent "Sun" and "Moon".
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  • No.8
    252 Reviews
    "Xi'an Film Factory. Xi'an Film Museum is worth a visit. The exhibition hall has three floors and nine museums, which reproduce the historical review and film history exhibition of Xi'an Film Factory from 1958 to the present. There are a large number of pictures showing the classic works of excellent films, directors and excellent actors at Xiying Factory, which makes people have a certain degree of knowledge of all aspects of the film and is worth recommending. tickets are much cheaper than on-site tickets."
    4.8km from downtown
  • No.9
    1,754 Reviews
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    "Xi'an Banpo Museum, located on the east bank of the Luohe River in the eastern suburbs of Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province, north of Banpo Village. Banpo site was discovered in spring 1953 and officially opened to the public in 1958. Banpo Museum is a national-level museum, China's first prehistoric site museum, and the first batch of key national cultural relics protection units."
    9.9km from downtown
    Highlights: The Banpo Museum was built on the Banpo archaeological site located just east of Xi’an in the Yellow River Valley. The Banpo archaeological site has some 6,000 years of history, holding the remains of Neolithic settlements. Banpo is considered to have been a matriarchal society. Inside the Banpo Museum visitors can discover scenes reproducing daily life of ancient tribes. You can also learn about their unique system of entombment and their painted pottery. In one of the museum’s exhibition rooms, you can even see a replica of the famous “human-faced fish” pottery bowl. (The original is in the National Museum of China).
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  • No.10
    260 Reviews
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    "There are very few people in the museum, the shopping is very comfortable, the exhibits are also very interesting, several restore models of Datang West City are immersive, very grounded, and long knowledge, quite interesting, it is not big, not enough to go shopping"
    3.8km from downtown
    Highlights: The museum was built on the site of the "West Market" in Chang'an City, Tang Dynasty. West Market was the international market and entertainment center at that time. Through the glass floor in the hall on the first floor of the museum, you can see the foundations, roads, and gutters of the West Market. The museum also has collections of the artifacts in Tang Dynasty. Not only can we see the style of the Tang Dynasty, but we can better appreciate the prosperity of the Tang Dynasty.
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  • No.11
    335 Reviews
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    "Qin Shihuang's tomb is still a huge fan, from the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, by the way to the Qinling Land Palace next to it to see, is a Qinling Land Palace simulation hall, dismantled huge funds and historical records to simulate the situation under the Qin Shiwang tomb, can be said to satisfy the public's curiosity!"
    30.1km from downtown
    Highlights: ‎Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor is a cultural UNESCO World Heritage Site and was built in modern times, according to descriptions left behind by Han Dynasty historian Sima Qian. The Underground Palace of Emperor Qin Shi Huang gives us the opportunity to see what Qin Shi Huang's tomb would have looked like more than 2,000 years ago when it was new, as the mausoleum has yet to be excavated. Visitors here can take a look at a large sandstone table (260m2) to get a bird’s eye view of the whole tomb complex, the city walls, burial chambers and other buildings that have been identified by archaeologists. The underground portion of the Palace has both primary tombs and side chambers. The inside is decorated with high-quality reproductions of ancient horses and warriors. There are many bas relief engravings showing important ministers and government officials from the period of Qin Shi Huang’s rule.
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  • No.12
    209 Reviews
    "It is really worth taking more time to see here. Generally speaking, the team will not come here. After all, the time is still more urgent. Of course, the current No. 3 pit is not there before. It is said that there will be No. 5 pit in the future."
    33.6km from downtown


What are some Museums & Galleries in Xi'an?
Some Museums & Galleries in Xi'an include:Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum|Huaqing Pool|Shaanxi History Museum|Xi'an Beilin Museum|Xi’an City Museum
What are some highly-rated Museums & Galleries in Xi'an?
Some highly-rated Museums & Galleries in Xi'an include:Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum:4.7|Huaqing Pool:4.5|Shaanxi History Museum:4.6|Xi'an Beilin Museum:4.7|Xi’an City Museum:4.6
At what locations in Xi'an can Museums & Galleries in Xi'an be found?
The Museums & Galleries in Xi'an are mainly located in:Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum:Xi'an|Huaqing Pool:Xi'an|Shaanxi History Museum:Xi'an|Xi'an Beilin Museum:Xi'an|Xi’an City Museum:Xi'an