Located in Xi'an, the Terracotta Army is one of the most famous attractions in China. It is considered to be one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world and one of the greatest discoveries of the 20th century. And this decade it is being exhibited all over the world.
The Terracotta Army served as afterlife guards for the tomb of the first emperor, Qin ShiHuang. There are thousands of life-size statues of terracotta warriors and horses, which represent the power of the Qin Dynasty's army.
In 2018, the Terracotta Army Museum attracted 8 million tourists. As well as this, the Terracotta Army Museum participates in overseas cultural exchanges and shows the splendid culture of the Qin Dynasty to the rest of the world.
Two overseas exhibitions of the Terracotta Warriors are scheduled for this year (2019):
October 1, 2019 at Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, USA
It will be the third Terracotta Warriors exhibition in the museum's history. This exhibition featuring China's terracotta soldiers will open at 7 PM, Tuesday October 1, 2019 in the Bowers Museum. The exhibition theme andother details are to be announced.
May 4, 2019 – Oct. 13, 2019, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
From May 14, 2019 to October 13, 2019, China's Terracotta Warriors will be displayed at Melbourne with the theme "Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality". This exhibition is a part of the National Gallery of Victoria's "Winter Masterpieces" series and features 8 life-sized warrior figures, 2 imperial army horses and 2 replica bronze chariots drawn by four horses.
The Terracotta Army Museum's Overseas Exhibitions from 2010 to 2019
|October 1st, 2019 – 7pm||Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, USA||To be announced|
|May 24th– October 13th, 2019||National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne||Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality|
|December 15th, 2018– April 22nd,2019||Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa||Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality|
|April 20th– August 12th, 2018||Cincinnati Art Museum, USA||Glorious Qin Dynasty - Terracotta Warriors|
|February 9th– October 28th, 2018||World Museum, Liverpool, UK||China's First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors|
|November 18th, 2017– March 11th, 2018||Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, USA||Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China|
|April 8th–September 4th, 2017||Pacific Science Center,Seattle, USA||Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor|
|April 3rd– July 16th, 2017||Metropolitan Museum of Art,New York, USA||Age of Empires: Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties|
|March 4th, 2016– January 8th, 2017||Field Museum of Natural History,Chicago, USA||China's First Emperor and His Terracotta Warriors|
|October 27th, 2015–October 2nd, 2016||Tokyo, Kyushu, and Osaka, Japan||The Great Terracotta Army of China's First Emperor|
|April 1st– September 30th, 2015||Vapriikki Museum Centre,Tampere, Finland||The Terracotta Army and Treasures of the First Emperors of China|
|June 14th, 2013– February 20th, 2014||Vapriikki Museum Centre,Tampere, Finland||The Terracotta Army and Treasures of the First Emperors of China|
|April 29th– August 1st, 2013||National Museum of Romanian History, Bucharest, Romania||Treasures of China|
|March 15th– November 17th, 2013||Bernisches Historisches Museum, Switzerland||Qin - The eternal emperor and his terracotta warriors|
|October 20th,2012– February 20th, 2013||Topkapi Palace Museum,Istanbul, Turkey||Treasures of China|
|July 28th, 2012 – March 10th, 2013||National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden, the Netherlands||Terracotta Warriors from China|
|December 2nd, 2010– March 13th, 2011||Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia||The First Emperor: China's entombed warriors|
|June 26th, 2010||
Toronto and Montreal, Canada
|The Warrior Emperor and China's Terracotta Army|
Seeingthe Terracotta Army with Us
The Terracotta Warriors and Horses are arich feast ofhistory and culture. You are recommended to visit the site with a professional guide. A private tour with a private guide and driver will give you a hassle-free tour in Xi'an.
See our Xi'an city tours to explore customizable itineraries including this ancient wonder:
- 3-Day Essence of Xi'an Tour: Visit the best three ancient historical sites in Xi'an - the Terracotta Army, Xi'anAncient City Wall, and Big Wild Goose Pagoda.
- 4-Day Xi'an Ancient Relics Tour: Discover more of Xi'an –the capital o f 13 ancient dynasties – to explore China's ancient culture.