Xian Museum was opened to public in May 2017. The museum locates close to Small Wilde Goose Pagoda, so here tourists could visit museum, place of historical interest, and ancient Chinese style garden. The logo of Xian Museum adopts the pagoda image consists of gray and yellow color because Small Wilde Goose Pagoda is the largest cultural relics in the museum. And the image also stands for time changes and continuing of Chinese civilization.
The museum has a building area of 16000m2 and collects 130 thousand historical relics. Some of the best ones are the relics of the Zhou, the Qin, the Han, and the Tang Dynasties. The exhibition in the museum falls into three parts: Regular Exhibition Hall, Special Subject Exhibition, and Temporary Exhibition.
The exhibition in the museum take “Ancient Capital” as theme, and the 13 dynasties which chose Changan as their capitals as main thread. The displayed relics reflect basic facts of Changan in different period in history. The exhibition hall covers an area of 2485m2 and totally 660 relics are on display.
Under the theme of “Ancient Capital” there are two sections: Millenary Imperial Capital and Phenomenon of Imperial Capital.
In the Millenary Imperial Capital section, the mini themes of exhibition are named as Fenghao of the West Zhou Dynasty, Epang Palace of the Qin Dynasty, Changan of the Han Dynasty, Changan of the Sui and Tang Dynasties, Xian of the Ming and the Qing Dynasties. This section use the different name of Xian city in different dynasties and models to present the layout and scale of Xian in each dynasties. Through these models visitors will clearly see the city development and changes from 400BC to 1900s.
In the Phenomenon of Imperial Capital section there are three mini themes: Civilization of the Zhou and Qin Dynasties, Demeanour of the Han and Tang Dynasty, and Important Northwestern Town. The relics in different dynasties are the best things to learn about the city’s history.
Buddhism in Changan
The mainly displayed subjects in this section are stone and bronze statues of Buddhist figures. Through these subjects tourists could see the Buddhism’s influence and position in the city’s development. There are 120 relics in the 640m2 exhibition hall.
Chinese Calligraphy and Paintings Exhibition
In this 760m2 hall 100+ Chinese calligraphy and painting works are on display.
Jade Articles Exhibition
This exhibition parts classifies ancient jade articles by their main application. The 120 set exquisite jade works are selected and displayed in the 350m2 exhibition hall.
Seal Exhibition hall displays 200+ ancient seals. The seals on display are mainly official seals of the Han, the Song, the Liao, the Jin, the Yuan, the Ming, and the Qing Dynasties. And here you will witness several precious seals of the Qin Dynasties unearthed in Xian. The private seals and seals of Buddhist and Taoist temples are also the highlights in this hall.
Entrance Tickets: present your passport to get a ticket for free.
Opening time: 09:00-17:30. Close in Tuesdays (except for public holidays)
Xian Museum and Small Wilde Goose Pagoda locates in one scenic area so the entrance tickets is also the entrance tickets of Small Wilde Goose Pagoda.
The entrance tickets excluding climbing the pagoda and striking bell. Please pay on spot if you like to do it.
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