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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 1,198 Attractions in Beijing
4.5 of 5 stars 322 Reviews
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...
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Type: Museums
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Personally I think there's just way too much in this musem, and find it would need several visits to see it all properly, and even then it's information overload! No one wants to go to the same museum 3 or 4 times. Furthermore, although the exhibits are great, the majority of it just seems to be pottery and got a... More 

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Casablanca, Morocco
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Consize material history of China - in one complete huge floor. The queue may be very long and tiring - because the entrance is free.

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

enormous facility. really neat to study the dynasties and how the country was formed. a great tribute to the fine people in china

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Orange County, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Beijing may not be known for its fine arts museums, but decided to try this one out when the taxi driver told us that this museum had easier auto access than the national museum on Tiananmen square. We were dropped off across the street from the entrance, and there were several art supply stores in the vicinity. If you bring... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I have been to many museums in China and Asia. This has to be the best museum I have been to. There are 5 stories of exhibits. The Chinese government has made it a point to put all the best treasures in this museum. I love the basement level where they exhibited many artefacts from early Chinese Palaeolithic and early... More 

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Hyvinkaa, Finland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Expected this museum to be more like in the USA, but finally there was not much to see. Even silk road exhibition was modest.

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ATHENS
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It is obvioulsly and rightly the pride of the Chinese people,their national Museum that shows the visitor the historical continuity of China, from the palaeolithic age to modern times. It's that comprehensive and unique! You need more than two or three visits to see it all with any relevant tuition, otherwise better chose the historical part of your best interest... More 

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Torrance, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

need to allow enough time to see it all 3 hours allowed us to rush through part of it I think curators need to look at what they have and distribute times between the forbidden City and the museum a bit better. The museum exhibits were in much better condition than the Forbidden City exhibits. Very few visitors there. entranced... More 

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Beijing
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Wonderful building with extraordinary artifacts BUT to find the rooms is almost mission impossible, There are no clear signs where each exhibition is and where the rooms are. The online booking works but they send you to the North gate to pick up the ticket. The North gate is no longer the entrance for pre-booked tickets. It took us 15... More 

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Casteljaloux, France
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Walking around Tiananmen Sq we saw this huge building and it was VERY large , thinking we would see hundreds of treasures from China we decided to visit ; The entrance is enormous so are all the rooms and hallways , unbelievable is a better word , then a room of this size with maybe 10 objects in it .... More 

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