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National Museum Of China

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Address: No.16 East Chang'an Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
Phone Number: 010-65263355
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: This museum features changing exhibits related to political themes such as...
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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Exciting with some challenges

This was on our wanted-list on things to do in Beijing and for being such a famous place, it was surprisingly difficult to find the Ancient China exhibition. First, you have to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Strangnas, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This was on our wanted-list on things to do in Beijing and for being such a famous place, it was surprisingly difficult to find the Ancient China exhibition. First, you have to get inside the museum. There are two entrances and in each, they personnel pointed at the other one. After going back and forth a couple of times, another... More 

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Highland Park, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

In the guide books it is compared to the best museums of the world, it isn't. Maybe some day. The space is impressive, but it is lacking. It did keep us dry. The museum is free, but you need to bring some form of identification.

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san diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

Waited 30min in the sun. There is no instruction in English where to go so just follow everybody else and get in the long line you see. If other people didn't cut in line I wouldn't waited that long, it seems like it's ok things to do there and it's not even worth getting upset after being in Beijing for... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

China is so well known for its incredible carvings and artwork, I expected more at the National Museum. There were relatively few exhibits considering their ancient history and rich art history.

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m Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The actual content of this museum is fairly boring. It's just a load of dowdy cabinets with coins etc in with little to no explanation in English. Not sure if audio headsets were available to change this situation. The most impressive thing about this is the spectacularly long queue and the impressive size of the architecture. Don't bother with this... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I wonder when they offer fully free ticket when I provide my passport. I think the offer is only for foreign visitors. Museum situated near by Tianman square, You can see most of exhibits through out museum. One thing, you can't talked to local peoples if you speaks English. So better download google translater (even google not working here) and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The National Museum of China displays all the various items from the rich Chinese history. Inside of the museum is very extensive and if you don't like a long walk do not enter. Tickets office could be a bit of a nightmare considering a luck of knowledge of the local language. Luckily there was a kind Chinese lady who spoke... More 

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Overgaard, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This was an excellent place with lots of history on display as well as many artifacts from different dynasties and times. Wonderful experience and one that should not be missed. Could have spent much more time there. Go seat if you are around there

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Vught, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

great set up of the museum and really a lot to see. prepare in advance what you want to learn/see here. Free admission

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Beautiful museum next to the square, well worth the visit on a trip there, it is free entry and the building and all its displays are well worth it.

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Address: No.16 East Chang'an Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
Phone Number: 010-65263355
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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