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National Museum Of China

Address: No.16 East Chang'an Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
Phone Number: 010-65263355
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Ranked #21 of 1,227 Attractions in Beijing
Type: Museums
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This museum features changing exhibits related to political themes such as the Opium Wars, the...
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Type: Museums
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This museum features changing exhibits related to political themes such as the Opium Wars, the founding of the Communist Party, the Sino-French and Sino-Japanese Wars, the Japanese War, the 1911 Revolution and the social unrest of 1989.

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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

the museum is recently renovated and the major exhibition on the whole basement level was simply stunning. the way they arrange the exhibitions across different dynasties in ancient china was very considerate, which makes the journey across time very pleasant and knowledgeable. Easily spend 2 or 3 hours there. Apart from the major exhibition, there are also several other exhibitions... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This Museum is opened to non-Chinese Nationals for FREE but you must have ID. Modem design with LOTS to see. Since I had only 3 hours to spend before their closing, I went first its special exhibit on modern Chinese history which covers how the country was formed over 100 years ago and how it evolved. Although there may be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It took us a little less than 4h to go over all exibitions and I must say that some rooms we just went through them very fast. For people enjoying museums, I am confident that you will be satisfied as for those who enjoy them a little less I still suggest you to go if you're at least a bit... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A gigantic museum with many treasures to uncover. You'll need a few hours to go to each gallery, or if you're short on time, choose the galleries which sound interesting. I highly recommend the gift gallery, where gifts from foreign dignitaries to Chinese officials are displayed (especially interesting to see the gift President Nixon gave to Chairman Mao). Beware that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I have been planning to visit National Museum for long time since the renovation was completed about a year ago. If I wished I could have a few days free, I would stay there from morning until late afternoon. Finally I got a couple hours to pay a visit during 2015 New Year holiday. It could be very crowded during... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We went to this museum after visiting Mao's masoleum across the street. Free entrance, relatively clean bathrooms (some even Western style if you search a bit) and nice coffee. For those reasons alone, it's worth the time if you have it. Would recommend to anyone who is interested in the terracotta warriors but won't get the chance to visit as... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Personally I think there's just way too much in this musem, and find it would need several visits to see it all properly, and even then it's information overload! No one wants to go to the same museum 3 or 4 times. Furthermore, although the exhibits are great, the majority of it just seems to be pottery and got a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Consize material history of China - in one complete huge floor. The queue may be very long and tiring - because the entrance is free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

enormous facility. really neat to study the dynasties and how the country was formed. a great tribute to the fine people in china

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Beijing may not be known for its fine arts museums, but decided to try this one out when the taxi driver told us that this museum had easier auto access than the national museum on Tiananmen square. We were dropped off across the street from the entrance, and there were several art supply stores in the vicinity. If you bring... More 

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