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National Museum Of China

No.16 East Chang'an Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
010-65263355
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Ranked #24 of 1,250 Attractions in Beijing
Type: Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

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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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Murray, Utah
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The place was the communist revolution history museum. It was considered one of the 10 grand buildings in the 1950s. It was largely unused and, later, heavily refurbished and covered to the national museum. The building looks magnificent. Like most other tourist sites, it lacks essence. There are many exhibits and shows inside. But they are not well documented. It... More

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Xiamen, China
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

you will need more than a day to take this all in. from history in the bottom floors, to jade and calligraphy and foreign diplomatic gifts displayed on 4th floor - a nice tour of China. enjoyed the open-ness and nice facilities.

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Perth, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Visited here during my business trip, and I had to say it's quite impressive. It's huge, it contained a lot of information regarding the Chinese history, and more importantly, it's completely free. It's just that Beijing is way too over-crowded and too heavily polluted; it's too dusty that the whole city always seem to be enveloped in deep mist, even... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

As a traveller on a budget, a free museum was quite appealing to us. But. Usually, the free stuff isn't very good. This museum is an exception. It is huge, and rich. It's housed over several floors. We had to take our passports and then be issued with a ticket to enter the museum. Thereafter, it's through the security check... More

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Cascais, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I spent a whole morning there, about 5 hours, because I wanted to read about all the Chinese civilizations. Very interesting, it depicts with detail the whole timetable of Chinese civilization, dating back from Pre-History. However, it stops in 1911, with the end of the empire. I was looking forward to visit the rooms that depict China's history between Chiang... More

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

a word of warning this place is huge and will need 2 to 3 days to see everything in here but is worth it

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

As a traveller on a budget, a free museum was quite appealing to us. But. Usually, free stuff isn't very good. This museum is an exception to the rule. The building itself is massive and, I believe, one of the largest national museums around. It's housed over several floors. To begin with, it's not obvious to find your way around... More

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