We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Xinjiang Main Street, Pingfang District, Harbin 150000, China
Website
Today
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 49 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Powerful

This has the potential to be an excellent museum telling a powerful story. During my visit, most of the exhibit space was closed for renovation. It appears that they are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
harvlaw
,
Beijing, China
Add Photo Write a Review

49 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
48 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My son and I planned to visit Unit 731 as a part of our war museum tours of Northern China. We planned this trip in January, and neglected to check trip advisor before we arrived in Harbin. I was disappointed to see the construction taking place, and it was obvious that the museum was closed. This museum was the main... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Harbin, China
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Major construction works around the site keep it closed as of July 8th 2015. Looks like a major dark grey stone monument is being built and a large plinth has been constructed at the entrance with what looks like the footings of another just being laid.Inside the guardhouse a note says it's closed until 15 August. The sentry house at... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I found it easily enough using the public bus, but according to the security guard and a sign posted at the entrance, it is closed for constriction / restoration through July 31st. It looks like they are building a large memorial and museum nearby, and doing some restorations on the 731 buildings in the process.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Beijing Region, China
Level Contributor
22 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a powerful place and is a can't miss for anyone interested in WWII. Yes, most of this place is in Chinese but there is enough English for you to understand what you're looking at. It's easy to take public transit to get here. Take the metro to Ha Nan station exit A and take the 343 or 220... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Beijing, China
Level Contributor
108 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This has the potential to be an excellent museum telling a powerful story. During my visit, most of the exhibit space was closed for renovation. It appears that they are planning a significant expansion of exhibit and memorial space, telling the story of the horrific things that occurred during the war. This is a somber site and recommend not taking... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I discovered this museum after looking into a bit of the Chinese-Japanese history (of which is almost completely lacking in U.S. history classes). Horrified at what I uncovered, I found this museum. Not much is in English so it helped that I had done some research before and I went with a Chinese friend who translated a bit. Although I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Lots of Info pre-war and post war of 2nd world war occupation. The cruelty of soldiers torturing the people was devastated - bad taste , it should be left forgotten , but constant reminder of something that happen so long ago its not in good taste.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Shenzhen, China
Level Contributor
89 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Unfortunately there are no English captions on the pics/displays and no English audio tour (although I had read that there were in old travel guides). There were Chinese and Korean audio tours. While the pics are interesting, most are of people - like portraits - or general things like armies/military meetings, etc. There are very few pics/displays that can be... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

It takes about 45 minutes to get there by taxi. We paid a taxi driver to wait for us as it gave us peace of mind in getting back. The museum was interesting although but it has limited English signage. The staff were friendly and its free to get in (you just need your passport). I learnt about 731 at... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Singapore River, Singapore
Level Contributor
104 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

a far out from the city center... this musuem is best to reach by taxi if you are not adventureous to go by bus... this musuem covers the brutal experiments conducted by the japanese during their occupation period on frostbite test, germs etc on chinese people... before entering into the museum proper, you will go through an asileway of deceased... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Unit 731 Museum also viewed

 

Been to Unit 731 Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Unit 731 Museum

Address: Xinjiang Main Street, Pingfang District, Harbin 150000, China
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Heilongjiang  >  Harbin
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Unit 731 Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?