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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
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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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Newly renovated

This was a surprise to us. We didn't know what to expect, but found it to include bits of all of China. The building itself is quite impressive, clean, and spacious. There are... read more

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Annandale, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a surprise to us. We didn't know what to expect, but found it to include bits of all of China. The building itself is quite impressive, clean, and spacious. There are artifacts from all districts in China and they display gifts from all over the world to the Chinese government since it's current inception following WWII. Interesting too... More 

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Noosa, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a history buff, I had high expectations of this museum. The building is beautiful, however I was disappointed with the collection - at least the bits which I focussed on. For example there is a gallery devoted to Oracle bones, however it is entirely filled with photographs of them, there is not a single actual example of an Oracle... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Majestic Chairman Mao-era paintings as well as more contemporary works are a real treat. My favourite is a tripytch of the Rape of Nanking. Absolutely massive galleries with mind-boggling artefacts. No doubt that it is value for money. Spend the entire day here and be stunned by the dazzling displays.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most interesting museums I've been to. It's really huge, so I reccomend to just look up the things you are interested into a see those sections. We went to see the ancient China exhibition and the Buddhist statues, both very interesting, with almost everything translated into english. The museum is for free, but bring your passport and... More 

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Thank Anna J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its very big inside, so many history of china here. Free entrance which is good-but they dont allow selfie stick in your bag so you can put in the locker but very far away for 2 yuan.

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Adams, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the museum after visiting Qian Men (the front gate) and Tianamen square. The building is so incredibly massive and beautiful. We found an map in english and planned the exhibits to visit. I don't think we could have looked at everything in one day. Some exhibits had english descriptions, and some had none. We went to the... More 

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Thank Emily M
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Museum was very well laid out, easy to review.....line-up to get in went quickly and was kept orderly.(July 2014)

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Thank lsteinberger2000
Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a massive museum. Although it is a large building when seen from the outside, it is still deceptive, as the basements are extensive. The basements contain exhibits on Chinese history, and take a lot longer to explore than you expect. Upper levels we also visited included an exhibit of diplomatic gifts, and exhibition on ancient money and another... More 

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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The National Museum of China is well worth a visit. Located along one side of Tianamen Square, the place is huge! It's well designed, modern construction and largely open on the interior. You can tell it's been designed with the Chinese passion for symmetry in mind. They had an excellent exhibition of state gifts presented to leaders over the past... More 

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Thank Bryce S
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Since it's the national museum of China, it has a wide range collections from many parts of China. It's free. If you are foreign nationals or even oversea Chinese citizen, you just need to show an ID such as driver's license to get a ticket. There is security check at the entry. Once you past the checkpoint, it's all up... More 

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