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National Museum Of China

No.16 East Chang'an Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
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Ranked #22 of 1,198 Attractions in Beijing
Type: Museums
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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Casteljaloux, France
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Walking around Tiananmen Sq we saw this huge building and it was VERY large , thinking we would see hundreds of treasures from China we decided to visit ; The entrance is enormous so are all the rooms and hallways , unbelievable is a better word , then a room of this size with maybe 10 objects in it .... More

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

There was a great trip to Beijing and my visiting the museum was a milestone of the visit. I like the world' s biggest cities' history and the first place I visit in each big city is the National historical museums. It was 6 levels of history and other interesting facts. Free admittance. a lot of people, but well organized... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

First thing to note for foreigners is that you need to present your passport and get a ticket before you can enter the museum. Entry is free, but there are fairly comprehensive security checks as you enter the museum. We visited a couple of museums while holidaying in China, but when it comes to ancient Chinese artefacts, the National Museum... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Nice modern museum, beware that you need to show your passport as ID to gain entry. Rather odd but that's what they do. As you might expect. a large array of ancient and modern Chinese artifacts, so if you've seen enough of temples, or want to escape the crowds outside then this is a relief.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

China was ruled from the Forbidden City for centuries. Common people just didn't go there. Now the National Palace Museum is open to everyone. It is not overwhelmed with artifacts; many of them went to Taiwan with Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalists. All the same, the National Palace has a sense of grandeur that a purpose-built museum can't match. Just walking in... More

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Noth Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I visited the museum in December 2013 with a friend and had a very enjoyable visit. NOTE - bring your passport! You will need it to enter. LOTS OF POSITIVES: 1)It is at Tiananmen, so if you visit the Forbidden City, it is a 3 minute walk away to enter the museum 2)free admission - yay! 3)Paintings, scrolls, bronzes, precious... More

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Baton Rouge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is an excellent museum with spacious exhibit spaces and great variety of contemporary art. A special exhibit of Diego Rivera painting and paper works were featured. Free.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Huge, absolutely huge! An amazing building. As we were with a tour group our time was limited and we chose to see the exhibition on The Road of Rejuvenation - one of the museum’s permanent exhibitions about China from the Opium War of 1840 onward, quite informative. Great display but it would have been even better had there been more... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

A very large, well organised museum with a fantastic collection. Take your passport to get free entrance. The history of china, starting from pre-historic times, has been laid out in the basement of the building with a wonderful selection of artifacts. There are good explanations in both Chinese and English. There are even two terra cotta warriors and a horse... More

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Giv'atayim, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

A little peace of history. A grate view of the chineeze empire. Loved it very much. Worth a visit. Been only at floor B. Recomand it.

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