China’s First Emperor tickets on sale from Thursday 9 November

3 November 2017 by Jennifer Grindley

Save the date! Tickets for World Museum’s unmissable exhibition, China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors, will go on general sale at 10am on Thursday 9 November.

Showcasing incredible finds from one of the world’s greatest archaeological discoveries, the 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. At the heart of the exhibition is China’s First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, his massive burial site and his world-famous terracotta warriors.

Charioteer © Mr. Ziyu Qiu

Running from 9 February to 28 October 2018, the exhibition will feature more than 180 artefacts from museums across Shaanxi Province in north-west China, many of which have never been seen in the UK before. These spectacular objects shed led on the pursuit of immortality in ancient China, and help us to understand more about everyday life in the country more than two thousand years ago.

Tickets for ‘China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors’ are available to book from 10am on Thursday 9 November, priced from £14.50 for adults, £13.00 for concessions and £5.50 for children aged between 6 and 17 years. Entry to the exhibition is free to children aged 5 years and under.

Can’t wait to get your hands on tickets? New and existing members of National Museums Liverpool will enjoy free, unlimited entry to the exhibition, plus an exclusive online ticket pre-sale period from Monday 6th November.

Discover more about membership benefits and sign up on our website.

  1. david platt says:

    This is going to be so good

    • Maureen says:

      Even a portion of the find is a must see, the full museum in xian, China is fantastic , something you see once in a lifetime we won’t miss this one in uk x. Well done for getting it here to uk

  2. Colette Welsh says:

    we’re do you buy tickets, online or at world museum?

  3. Mr JL Gunning says:

    Can you provide details of the location of the museum displaying theTerracotta Warriors please?

    Thank you

  4. Angie says:

    How do you book tickets on Thursday please?

  5. Dave Bond says:

    Will tickets be available to purchase online. I live in Northampton so information would be appreciated.

  6. kate Kilgallon says:

    Will there be timed entry?
    Thank-you Kate

  7. Yanny Lee says:

    You open Sundays?

  8. Fred says:

    How many of the warriors and other non-military figures are there?

    • Jen G says:

      Hello, there will be 10 life-sized figures from the First Emperor’s burial site, and over 180 objects on display in total.

  9. Irene Davidson says:

    Hi as the exhibition runs for several months, do we have to choose a date and time please as we will be travelling from Newcastle. I’ve seen them in China at the dig and they are amazing.

    • Jen G says:

      Hi Irene, the best way to buy tickets is to pre-book them online, to get the best chance of gaining entry on your preferred date and time. A limited number of tickets may be available on the day, but this cannot be guaranteed due to high demand.

  10. Shelley says:

    Will you be selling replica ornaments during the exhibition? I would really like to buy a horse and a warrior when I visit.

  11. Julie says:

    Hi will there be actual terracotta soldiers in the exhibit?

  12. Mrs A Cieply says:

    Booked two tickets today at an advertised price of £14.50 per adult but it works out at £30 as VAT is not included and there is an 83p booking fee also with VAT ! Surely it is better to be upfront with the total ticket cost from the beginning ? I have never known this before with tickets purchased online, in fact they are usually £1 or £2 cheaper!
    Hoping that this display will be spectacular as have waited a long time to see this in the North of England.

    • Jen G says:

      Hi Mrs Cieply, VAT is included in the £14.50 adult ticket price and there is a £1 transaction fee for each online booking which again is inclusive of VAT. So, x2 tickets at £14.50 = £29 plus £1 booking fee equals £30. We hope this helps and enjoy your visit to exhibition.

  13. Jo allen says:

    Hi , how many warrior figures will be on display

  14. Nicky says:

    How long does it take approx. to see the whole exhibition please?

  15. JILL THORNTON says:

    I’ve been trying to get tickets since the first day but I always get a circle going round on my page and it dosent go through. Help…

    • Jen G says:

      Hi Jill, if you are having issues booking online, you can also book tickets over the telephone by calling 0151 478 4444. Please be advised that there is a £2.95 booking fee for telephone orders. Alternatively, you can buy tickets from the World Museum Shop.

  16. Lynn Smyth says:

    Just brought 2 tickets for £30.00 and just noticed after buying them in one place it is saying free to members and in another place ticket holders must be a member.

    I am not a member and brought 2 tickets, will we be allowed in without being a member?

    • Jen G says:

      Hi Lynn, you don’t need to be a member to visit the exhibition. Members of National Museums Liverpool can visit the exhibition for free, but they still need to book their free ticket as entry is via date and time slots.

  17. Peter Lacey says:

    Is it accessible to me being in a medium sized 4 wheel scooter?
    Do I as a disabled person get a discount for me or my carer?

    • Jen G says:

      Hi Peter, the majority of areas in the exhibition will be at least 2 metres in width, there are only two areas within the gallery at the end of the exhibition which have a width of 1800mm for a 2 metre distance. Concessionary tickets are available for visitors with a disability, this also includes a free carer ticket. Please visit our website for further details:

  18. Gary says:

    Hi will there be any staff to give talks and inform the public regarding more info on the exhibits please ps will there be an extra charge for this ..

    • Jen G says:

      Hi Gary, we will be releasing details about the programme of events relating to the exhibition in the new year.

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