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Mosted Asked Questions about Shaanxi History Museum

Do i need to pay the entrance to visit the Shaanxi History Museum?

The most part of museum is free open for tourists, the museum will issue 6,000 free ticket a day. You can get only one free ticket for yourself from the ticket office with your valid certification (such as ID card or passport). There will be an extra 30RMB if you wan to visit the Exhibition Hall for Treasures of Great Tang Dynasty & 300RMB for the Exhibition Hall for Mural Paintings of Tang Dynasty.

How to make reservation for the Shaanxi history museum in advance?

Visitors can reserve tickets online a maximum of 10 days in advance. Please click here to enter the official online ticket reservation site (only in Chinese) to book a ticket before visiting. Please note that only a small number of tickets (500) are allocated for online reservation every day, so reserving a ticket online can be very difficult. In addition, the site requires you to register with an email, and only Chinese identity cards are accepted when booking tickets online. 

How about the Shaanxi history museum? Is it worth visit?

If you come to Xi'an, you must visit Shaanxi History Museum.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.

Which is the best way to visit the Shaanxi History musem from Xian north train station? I will be arrive around 13:00pm.

There are several transportation for you to choose travel from Xian north train station to Shaanxi History Museum, such as taxi, city bus, metro or book a private transfer with Xian local tour company. If you are confused about the metro or bus, you can take taxi to visit, it takes around 40 mins and costs around 60RMB; There are also direct metro line from the north train station, line 2 & line 4.

How can take airport shuttle bus to visit Shaanxi history museum directly?

There is a direct airport shuttle bus between Shaanxi history museum & Xian xianyang international airport, the bus will pass by Dongfang Hotel, Tangcheng Hotel. The operation hours is from 07:15am to 20:15pm, it takes around 1.5 hours from Xianyang airport to the museum, there will be a bus every hour. It's quite convenient to travel between airport and Shaanxi history museum by airport shuttle bus.

When is the best time to visit Shaanxi history museum?

If you plan to visit the Shaanxi history museum, you should go to visit the in the early morning once the museum open or the afternoon after 2pm when the tourists leave the museum. You can also visit the musum during the lunch time when the domestic tourists go for thier lunches. Try to avoid to visit the museum during the Chinese holidays, such as National holiday, Labor's day, Spring festival and more. July & August are not recommended, since many parents bring their children to travel during this period.

Do you provide the Xian tour service to visit the Shaanxi history museum?

Yes, we provide various Xian package tours with Shaanxi history museum, such as a day tour to visit the famous terracotta warriors, Big wild goose pagoda & Shaanxi history museum. Spend a day with your personal tour guide to visit the best part of this place, learn the history and culture from your guide. If you book the tour service with us, you can enjoy the private & comfortable vehicle with the Xian hotel or train station pick up, drop off service.

Could you please let us know the opening time of Shaanxi History Museum? How long does it take to visit the musuem?

The opening hours for Shaaxi history museum are 8:30am - 6:00pm (Mar.-Nov.) & 9:00am - 5:30pm (Dec.-Feb.). Please note the museum will be closed on each monday. Normally, it takes around 2.5 hours to visit the museum.


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