William Lindesay China Talk

Terracotta warrior
23 Oct 2018
6.30pm - 10pm
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Pre-booking is essential

‘Over the Great Wall and far away’

Experience China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors after-hours at this special dinner event, which features a talk from author William Lindesay OBE.

Originally from Wallasey, author William Lindesay has lived in Beijing for over 30 years, researching the Great Wall of China and its role in the country’s rich history. He is a graduate and visiting fellow in Environmental Sciences at the University of Liverpool.

Lindesay was awarded an OBE for his environmental efforts with regards to preservation of the Great Wall of China in July 2006, and has spoken worldwide on the subject, in addition to writing five books and curating three major exhibitions. Lindesay has travelled the Wall extensively – as well as being the first foreigner to run it in 1987, Lindesay filmed and presented a National Geographic Channel documentary about the Wall, and in the last few years has worked with his sons to trace the Wall using drone technology.

On 23 October, Lindesay will discuss the role of the Wall in China’s history and present new footage of the Qin Great Wall for the first time in the UK.

Arrival is from 6.30pm, with carriages at 10pm.


Tickets start from £65pp, which also includes after-hours entry into the exhibition (usually £14.50pp). The evening also includes a drinks reception on arrival, a delicious three-course meal and half a bottle of wine or two bottles of beer.

Please contact our award-winning events team by calling 0151 478 4780 or email

Alternatively, you can find out more and make an enquiry on our special events page. Tickets have limited availability and are subject to terms and conditions. All profits support National Museums Liverpool. This event is part of our China's First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors event series.