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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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National Museum of China - History of China

I went on a Saturday at 9am and as expected there were already a lot of people lining up to go inside. Line was so long and it was so crowded. There were no signs or indication... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I went on a Saturday at 9am and as expected there were already a lot of people lining up to go inside. Line was so long and it was so crowded. There were no signs or indication that I am in the right line so I just went with the people. When I was about to enter there were two... More 

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Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Huge museum which offers a wide range of exhibitions. I attended by myself and I don't speak mandarin. The entrance is free but you need to bring your passport. I waited in line for about twenty minutes (Sunday is a busy day especially in August with school holidays ongoing) until I was inside of the courtyard. This portion was confusing... More 

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deborahl2
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I missed this because I saw the huge, creeping line and turned back. My husband went a week later, walked a little farther on his visit and found a foreigner's entrance with nearly immediate entry. Said it was a great museum. Arggh!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I loved this great museum and I must revisit sometime as I was not able to view all the exhibitions well within my half a day schedule. Upstair rooms are used for special exhibitions at time. Some are good but some are for a bit political propagation purposes and they are obviously does not worth spending time. What impressed me... More 

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Strangnas, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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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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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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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 8 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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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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