Terracotta Warriors Museum
corner of High East Street & Salisbury Street
The Terracotta Warriors Museum in Dorchester, Dorset, is one of the few museums outside China exclusively dedicated to the amazing Terracotta Warriors. All the terracotta warriors displayed in the museum have been specially made for exhibition by the technicians of the Lintong Museum Cultural Relic Workshop, Xian, China, as well as workshops of the China National Arts & Crafts Corporation, Xian. Other terracotta warriors were specially created for the display in the museum workshops of World Heritage as were the costumed figures of the First Emperor and General Meng Tian together with the reconstructions of the armour, weapons and costumes.
Complementing the display of terracotta warriors is the imposing costumed figure Qin Shi Huang di - the first emperor of China with General Meng Tian. Both are in full costume and accompanied by other examples of recreated costume and armour representative of what would have been worn by the Royal Guard. In addition to this a reconstruction of part of an excavation scene shows a small section of one of the pits giving an idea how the figures were gradually unearthed from the soil.
A journey through Chinese history illustrated with antiquities covering two millennia takes the visitor back to the time of Qin Shi Huang di. Cinematic and audio presentations inform and entertain. There is also an Advance Guard of half-size terracotta warriors representative of the many different types of the terracotta army.
All year daily April to September 10:00 to 17:00; October to March 10:00 to 16:00 (closed 13th to 26th December)
Adults £5.99; children £3.99; family (2+2) £17.99; Seniors/students £4.99; Children under 5 free