Shaanxi History Museum
To the south of the City Wall, northwest of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, is the Shaanxi History Museum which opened in 1991. As the largest comprehensive museum in the province, it exhibits over 3,000 historical relics, a small fraction of their collection, ranging from 115,000-year-old prehistoric artifacts to items from the Opium Wars of the 1840's.
The museum is built in a traditional Tang Dynasty (618 - 907 AD) architectural style which is also modern and well designed. The main attraction of the museum is the magnificent collection of Tang Dynasty artifacts. Of special significance are the bronze pieces and the Tang gold and silverware, the terracotta pieces and murals from Tang Dynasty tombs.