Shaanxi History Museum is located in the southern suburbs of city Xi’an to the northwest side of Big Wild Goose Pagoda. It is tribute to the glamorous imperial past of Shaanxi. The design of this museum building is in the elegant ancient and China’s grand Tang Dynasty.
Shaanxi was one of the important provinces of the imperial past of China. Xi’an was the capital of China for over 1000 years and 10 dynasties from 221 BC to 904 AD. It is also known as the first seat of imperial civilization of china. Xi’an is the place which held very much importance in the history of China and it is well endowed with the relics and historical sites. Most of these relics that have been scattered around this region have found way to the Shaanxi Provincial Museum. The building is built over seventy thousand square meters and house over 37 thousand historical relics which are excavated from the Shaanxi Province.This collection includes the bronze ware which is about three thousand years ago from the Western Zhou Dynasty, gold and silver ware, terracotta figures and mural that were discovered in Tang tombs.
This museum has main three sections namely the Local Theme Exhibition Hall, General Exhibition Hall and Temporary Exhibition Hall. If you are very much interested in the Chinese Culture, then you have an option to see tomb mural exhibition by paying extra 150 yuan.
General Exhibition hall is about six thousand square meter and have more than two thousand artifacts. This hall is further divided into three parts i.e. entrance hall, Main Room and the Shaanxi Local Historic Exhibition Room. The room of Shaanxi Local Historic Exhibition is further divided into seven smaller parts which have relics from seven different dynasty and focus in the social development of china.
The Local Themes Exhibition Hall reflects the local culture characteristics of Shaanxi and contains many items like Silk Road and Yaozhu Porcelain exhibition. The Temporary Exhibition Hall is used for the purpose of temporary exhibition from abroad and home. The most impressive being the murals of Tang Dynasty tombs. It depicts the grand culture and social life of Tang Dynasty. Then Tang Dynasty Tomb Mural Hall is another hall which contains many items of Tang Dynasty and murals.