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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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This is one of the best museums in the World. I could have spent the whole day there but unfortunately I had to leave after 4 hours. The history of China is told in a very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Lutterworth
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is one of the best museums in the World. I could have spent the whole day there but unfortunately I had to leave after 4 hours. The history of China is told in a very comprehensive way, from its dynasties up to the present day. There are also many other exhibitions and I was really impressed with the layout.... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Massive building with lots of history and art inside with a free admission,i spent my last day in Beijing in that lovely museum

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I decided to visit the National Museum of China. Despite the 2 hour wait on line during New Years, the museum itself was great. I especially enjoyed the numerous items from 3000 BC. The Museum displays the birth of the nation of China. It is worth a visit during any trip to Beijing.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Whenever I travel to a foreign land, I always try to see at least one museum. This museum was exceptional with several floors. You won't see Chinese artifacts like these anywhere else.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

It's located on Tiananmen Square, so it's incredibly easy to find - head for T. East Station stop. It's closed on Mondays and is free entry when you bring your passport. When we entered the museum, we were a little lost as there are no clear signs saying what is in each exhibition room, although there is a small sign... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The national Museum of China is probably one of the best Museums I have visited in my life. Having recently undergone a massive renovation, the museum is grandiose, roomy and airy. Not only is its vastness impressive, but the building truly fits as a place to showcase and display the marvels of the Chinese civilization that stretches many centuries. I... More 

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Zhuhai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The National Museum of China must be one of the best museums in the world. It is a fabulous and rich experience. The building and exhibit halls are beautifully done. This rivals the Smithsonian or any other museum I have experienced. I could spend 2 hours/day for an entire month in this museum. I am a retired teacher from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

the museum is recently renovated and the major exhibition on the whole basement level was simply stunning. the way they arrange the exhibitions across different dynasties in ancient china was very considerate, which makes the journey across time very pleasant and knowledgeable. Easily spend 2 or 3 hours there. Apart from the major exhibition, there are also several other exhibitions... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This Museum is opened to non-Chinese Nationals for FREE but you must have ID. Modem design with LOTS to see. Since I had only 3 hours to spend before their closing, I went first its special exhibit on modern Chinese history which covers how the country was formed over 100 years ago and how it evolved. Although there may be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It took us a little less than 4h to go over all exibitions and I must say that some rooms we just went through them very fast. For people enjoying museums, I am confident that you will be satisfied as for those who enjoy them a little less I still suggest you to go if you're at least a bit... More 

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