China's First Emperor

and the Terracotta Warriors
9 February - 28 October 2018
Tickets sold out

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We’re sorry you can’t buy general tickets for the Terracotta Warriors exhibition as we have now sold out. 

Tickets are still available for our special evening event on 28 October, priced at £75pp.

 

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About this exhibition

For over 2,000 years, an underground army of life-sized terracotta warriors secretly guarded the tomb of China’s First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, until a chance discovery in 1974 unlocked the mysteries of a vanished empire.

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Showcasing objects from one of the world’s greatest archaeological discoveries, this unmissable exhibition spans almost 1,000 years of Chinese history; from the conflicts and chaos of the Warring States period, to the achievements and legacy of the Qin and Han dynasties. 

The exhibition will include a number of objects that have never been on show in the UK before including material from museums and institutes from across Shaanxi Province, excavated over the last 40 years from the Imperial Mausoleum and selected tombs. These spectacular artefacts will shed light on the Emperor's pursuit of immortality and show how he prepared for the afterlife, as well as help us to understand more about everyday life in China more than two thousand years ago.

This exhibition was organised by National Museums Liverpool, United Kingdom and the Shaanxi Provincial Cultural Relics Bureau and Shaanxi History Museum (Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Centre), People’s Republic of China.

This exhibition will be a major part of Liverpool’s 2018 celebrations and the city will be embracing its Far East links during the exhibition’s run, with a special China Dream season.

For any more information please read our FAQs.

Schools

Our schools programme to accompany the Terracotta Warriors exhibition is now fully booked. However you my still be interested in our videos and downloadable resources, to explore the history of ancient China with your class. 

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