Ancient China on Display at NGV in Melbourne

May 29, 2019

Visit ancient China during the holidays – at National Gallery of Victoria

One of the many fascinating aspects of the study of Ancient China in Year Seven Humanities is the Terracotta Army. Rather than travelling to Xi’an in central China to witness these wonders, you only have to go as far as the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne.

The warriors, discovered by accident in 1974, were buried with the first emperor of China, Emperor Qin, over 2200 years ago.

The exhibition, Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality, runs until October 13, ending just after the third term school holidays. It includes eight warrior figures and two life-size horses as well as two half-size replica bronze chariots, each drawn by four horses. Bookings, via the NGV website, are advisable especially on weekends and during holiday periods. Entry for a family of two adults and three children is $65. Individual entry for an adult is $30 and for children aged 5-15, $10.