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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

Fiona Philpott, 26 June 

Join us for a special evening dinner on Tuesday 26 June where Fiona Philpott, Director of Exhibitions at National Museums Liverpool, will reveal how the story of China’s First Emperor was brought to life.

Sharing a fascinating glimpse into the making of the exhibition, Fiona will discuss the journey to bring this eighth wonder of the world to Liverpool; the inspiration behind the gallery’s design; the exhibition’s key themes and star objects. The talk will also explore how innovative technology has been used to transport visitors back to ancient China; enriching the objects on display and imaginatively interpreting the myths and mysteries surrounding the Emperor’s still unexcavated mausoleum.

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.

William Lindesay OBE, 23 October

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.

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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