Terracotta Warriors audio guide

Immerse yourself in the world of ancient China with this audio guide – created exclusively for Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality. Historian Duncan Campbell’s vivid storytelling brings these astonishing treasures to life.

The 15 tracks focus on 15 fascinating objects found in the exhibition. Audio guides can be purchased at the ticket desk for $5.50.

Listen to the audio guide introduction:



A boy uses the Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality audioguide, 2018. Photo by Jo Moore. Te Papa

About Duncan Campbell 

Duncan Campbell is a graduate of Victoria University of Wellington, and spent 1976–78 in China as an exchange student. Since then, he has taught modern and classical Chinese, and aspects of Chinese history, at the University of Auckland, Victoria University of Wellington, and the Australian National University. Between 2015 and 2016, he was Curator of the Chinese Garden at the Huntingdon Library in San Marino, US. The bulk of his research concentrates on the literary and material culture of late imperial China, with particular reference to the late Ming–early Qing period (1550s–1660s).