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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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Wonderful experience in China

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Overgaard, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

One of the best museums I saw in China, and I almost didn't go there! The National Museum of China stands right next to Tian'anmen Square; one of the exits from the Tian'anmen East subway stations is right outside it. Entry is free, although foreigners have to show their passports to gain entry. This is not discrimination; the Chinese have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

No entry fee. That was the best part. The underground metro train station is right next to it, the Tianamen square and the Forbidden City are also in the close vicinity. Over all a good trip to this area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

It is free for foreigners. Entrance is located next to the Tiananmen square. Within walking distance from Wangfujing shopping district. No tour guide needed. See history and tribute of Mao. Learn world war II history from Chinese perspective where they say China is the first victim and the first to fight back. Very interesting.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

...but be prepared for crowds. And lines. Long lines. And security checks as you make your way around Tiananmen Square. And don't go on a Saturday in May. Or if you have pressing engagements. My plan was to visit as soon as the Museum opened at 9.00 am on a Saturday morning, but even though I got there early the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Entry here is free, and pretty easy aside from a quick ID check. There are some interesting exhibits of art/pottery as well as a reconstruction of a hutong that details all of the traditional stages in the life of a resident (birth, marriage, old age etc.) Aside from the exhibits, the modern building is very spacious and airy. I found... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This is a lovely museum. There is an entrance for chinese nationals and an entrance for non nationals. Please remember your passport or other Photo ID. The museum is vast, lots to see the lower floors are really interesting with fast amount artefacts etc. other floors have scrolls, artefacts. Lovely coffee shop on ground floor. Can get busy with school... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I believe that in your first time to China, you should go here first and see the history exhibit of 1820 to the present. Some people mention it is now 1911 to the present. That is possible. The goals of the Party are presented throughout. Not everything is translated. If you can not bring a translator, ask a young woman... More 

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Additional Information about National Museum Of China

Address: 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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