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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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If you have time in Beijing, you really should go here

The national Museum sits along one side of Tiananmen Square, directly across from the Forbidden City. There is simply no excuse not to find the time to visit this amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

The national Museum sits along one side of Tiananmen Square, directly across from the Forbidden City. There is simply no excuse not to find the time to visit this amazing treasure. You will surely be at the Forbidden City if you go to Beijing and it is literally across the street. To get across to street, go down into the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

First of all you get free tickets to go inside..It has a lot to see about the heritage of China and you need to go early in the morning as it close at 16:00 like every government building in the country.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Before you enter this museum you have to go to a little room at the side and show your passport; the ticket is free. Security is tight as in so many places in Beijing. Once inside you are met by a hallway of vast proportions, and then you proceed to the exhibits. I think I only covered once section of... More 

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Wishaw, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Popped in as we were visiting the square and were impressed. Got our free tickets with no problem using our UK driving licence as ID. The building itself is very impressive with loads of height and space. The gifts from representatives from other nations was a very interesting exhibition and loved the paintings and the terracotta warriors were a bonus.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I'm not sure why this place isn't ranked higher. It's free (bring your passport); It's massive (with some stunning architecture); It's varied (with something for everyone); and It's brilliantly located (it's easy to fit it into a trip visiting other places). My personal highlight was the Gallery showcasing diplomatic gifts. Trying to match a gift to a country/continent is a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This large museum right by Tiananmen square and next to the Forbidden City has a collection of sculptures etc from ancient China, including 2 terracotta warriors and a horse (you can save 2 hours travel, if you don't have time or need to see the real thing or ...?), that's really impressive and OLD. No cues, but bring a passport... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The museum entrance is free but you will have to show your passport, otherwise they will not let you in. This place is simply huge, so be prepared to walk a lot. There you will find a lot of aspects of Chinese culture. The best exhibition is definitely the one at the basement where you will see the evolution of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here. Even the potentially tedious exhibitions were somehow interesting (e.g. a history of Chinese coins!). The main entrance area is visually very impressive, with lots of interesting nationalistic art. Favourite bit was probably the room containing gifts given and received by leaders of China and other countries (I forget exactly what the room was called).... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Chinese are such an old civilization that there is a lot to learn from and this museum takes you there, from ages where shells were used as money, up to when paper was money. I was hoping to see more treasures though, such as jade jewelry but there was none there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Afte our visit to Tianamen Square we made our way across the huge road to this museum. We were lucky to get in as we should have had our passports. My husband had his driver's licence and I had a VISA card. The guy kindly let us in but told us next time to bring our passport. I didn't have... More 

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