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China's First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors

9 February - 28 October 2018
China's First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors


Thank you for your interest in booking hospitality packages for  China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors exhibition at World Museum

Our award-winning events team are delighted to offer guests the opportunity to visit this blockbuster exhibition during special after-hours events. If you would like to hire one of our breathtaking spaces for a private event, we can host breakfast or evening receptions, which can be enhanced with an exclusive tour of the exhibition, special talks and bespoke dining. We can cater for both small and large groups, from 50 up to 300 people.  

Alternatively, you can attend one of our special shared evenings by purchasing individual tickets and tables. Starting from £65pp, these tickets include a drinks reception on arrival, a three-course dinner, after-hours entry into the exhibition and unique talks from curators and special guests.


Confirmed speakers

Lucy Johnson, 24 April

Lucy Johnson, Senior Exhibitions Officer for National Museums Liverpool, will provide an insight into to the life of China’s First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang at our April event. Exploring his rise in power, his incredible burial site and the legacy of his achievements in the Han Dynasty, the talk will also highlight some of the star objects in the exhibition and what they tell us about life in Ancient China.

Gary Geddes, 3 May

Poet Gary Geddes – author of more than 45 books – will give a talk and read from his book The Terracotta Army, which won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize for the Americas Region. Inspired by his visit to the archaeological site of the Terracotta Warriors in China, Geddes gives voice to 24 of these compelling figures through his poems. They engage in debates about the abuse of power, the yin-yang dance of narrative and silence, and the sanctity of the idiosyncratic self in the face of conformity, which forms a marvellous history of the Qin dynasty.

Jonathan Clements, 26 July

Jonathan Clements is author of a number of books on Asian history, including The First Emperor of ChinaConfucius: A Biography, and Sun Tzu’s Art of War: A New Translation. He is also a Visiting Professor at Xi’an Jiaotong University, and the presenter of Route Awakening, a National Geographic TV series about icons of Chinese culture. On 26 July, the author will discuss the place of the First Emperor’s tomb in the history of the Qin state, the curiosities of its construction, and the tragic events that followed his death.

Please keep checking this page for further details about our other events on 26 June, 21 August, 27 September and 23 October.

Tickets have limited availability and are subject to terms and conditions.

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