Terracotta Warriors have arrived in Liverpool!

Fri, February 9th, 2018

China's First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors has now officially opened

China's First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors has now officially opened at Liverpool’s World Museum, featuring more than 180 spectacular artefacts from museums across Shaanxi Province, more than half of which have never been on show in the UK before, the exhibition runs until 28 October 2018.

This landmark exhibition tells the story of the formative years of the Chinese nation, from the pre-unification Qin Kings, to China’s First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang’s rise to power and the legacy of his achievements in the succeeding Han Dynasty.

China's First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors is an unmissable opportunity to see some of China’s finest national treasures. Visitors will come face to face with the extraordinary Terracotta Warriors, including a life-size terracotta horse, as well as other exquisite objects from the Emperor’s vast burial complex. Objects from the Han Dynasty will explore ancient Chinese lifestyle, the economic prosperity of the empire and beautifully crafted artefacts from royal burials.

Spanning almost 1,000 years, the exhibition sheds light on the formative years of the Chinese nation, from the bitter struggles of warring states in the 8th century BC to the rise of the Qin State and the unification of China by the First Emperor in 221 BC, concluding with the peace and prosperity of the Han Dynasty (206 BC to 220 AD).

The exhibition has been curated by leading scholars and designed by National Museums Liverpool, working with the Shaanxi Provincial Cultural Relics Bureau and Shaanxi History Museum. China's First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors will also feature immersive technology to create a unique and evocative interpretation of this historical collection.

World Museum’s Terracotta Warriors exhibition will be a major part of Liverpool’s 2018 celebrations, marking 10 years since the city held the title of European Capital of Culture 2008. Around 450,000 people are expect6ed to visit the exhibition.

The World Museum is offering some unique opportunities to see the exhibition.

Terracotta Warriors Special Events: An Evening with Edward Burman

To celebrate the arrival of China's First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors exhibition at World Museum, National Museums Liverpool’s award-winning events team are hosting a special evening with Edward Burman, author of Terracotta Warriors: History, Mystery and the Latest

Discoveries. In addition to drinks, canapés and a fascinating talk and Q&A delivered by Edward Burman, your ticket will also include private entry into the blockbuster exhibition. With a limited number of tickets available for this once-in-a-lifetime experience, make sure you book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Tuesday 20 February 2018, 7.30pm
£39pp, pre-booking essential

0151 478 4780
Terms and conditions apply

Special Terracotta Warriors After-Hours Events

To celebrate the blockbuster China's First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors exhibition at World Museum, National Museums Liverpool is hosting a series of special evening events giving you an exclusive insight into one of the world’s greatest archaeological discoveries.

Each event will include a drinks reception on arrival, after-hours entry into the exhibition, a delicious three-course dinner and half a bottle of wine or two bottles of beer served with dinner, as well as fascinating talks from curators and guest speakers.

22 March 2018, 24 April 2018, 3 May 2018, 26 June 2018, 26 July 2018, 21 August 2018, 27 September 2018, 23 October 2018

From £65pp, pre-booking essential

Alternatively, if you want to hire one of our breathtaking spaces at World Museum for a private event during China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors, we can host breakfast or evening receptions in our Grade II* listed venue. Your event can be enhanced with once-in-a-lifetime private entry into the exhibition, special talks and bespoke dining, providing guests with an unforgettable experience.

Please contact our award-winning events team today to discuss your requirements or to book tickets for one of our special events.

0151 478 4780


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