Terracotta warriors

Discounted group tickets for the China's First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors exhibition at the World Museum in Liverpool will soon go on sale.

The eagerly-anticipated exhibition, due to run from 9th February until 28th October 2018, will showcase some of the Chinese Terracotta Warriors as well as other artefacts from Chinese history.

Tickets will go on general release on Thursday, 9th November, at 10am.

About the warriors and the 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.

Showcasing objects from what’s described as one of the world’s greatest archaeological discoveries, this 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 artefacts will shed light on the Emperor's pursuit of immortality and show how he prepared for the afterlife, as well as help visitors to understand more about everyday life in China more than two thousand years ago.

The exhibition has been 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.

Group visits

Group travel organisers considering a visit to China's First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors can take advantage of group rates, at a discounted £13 per person. Plus, the organiser goes free.

GTOs should head to www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk to fill in the group visit request form for parties of ten or more people.