China Railway Museum Dongjiao

China Railway Museum Dongjiao, Beijing: Hours, Address, China Railway Museum Dongjiao Reviews: 4/5

China Railway Museum Dongjiao

China Railway Museum Dongjiao
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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49 reviews
Very good

Toronto, Canada1,489 contributions
Very educational
Sep 2019 • Business
I learned a lot about the contributions made by the railroads and rail equipment to the rapid growth and importance of China on the world stage. The Chinese government invested heavily in the rail system and has the World’s best high speed rail system. Much of the narrative in the museum is also presented in English. You can also experience some things first hand in the simulators.
Written September 13, 2019
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Hong Kong, China6 contributions
火車迷必去地方 Great place if you are a train fans
Jun 2019
但現場沒有空調, 夏季會較嚴熱, 也有一點化學(機油)味道.

基本上沒有交通工具, 記得安網call車軟件或預早安排回程交通

Great place, plenty of train on exhibition.
No air conditioning in the hall so it can be very hot during summer.
Be aware that the place have some chemical smelling.

Remember to have car calling apps or pre-arrange your return trip because basically there is no public transportation back to the city.
Written July 10, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nigel G
Singapore, Singapore8,574 contributions
A Railway Enthusiasts Delight
Apr 2019 • Solo
This museum is located just north east of the fifth ring road. It takes about 45 minutes to reach from the centre of Beijing by taxi. Taxi costs just less than RMB 100.

I went over the Mayday Holiday and the museum was swarming with people. Children running wild everywhere and difficult to take photos with getting people in the shots.

It’s a very large museum in what I suppose must formerly have been a railway workshop or sheds. There is a ticket office halfway up the building on the left side. Admission is RMB 20. Security check before entering the building. No restrictions on photography but do remember to bring a wide angle lens if you have one. The locomotives are well packed in and photographing them can be challenging with a wide lens. A minor irritation to the photographer will be hideous yellow notices on each locomotive stating ‘no climbing’. I assumed at first instance it was obvious not to climb on the locomotives, but little did I realise it was the ambition of every Chinese teenage girl to hang from the bars of the locomotives, somewhat akin to a chimpanzee at the zoo, for the purposes of taking a selfie. Enough said - you will see what I mean.

There is a vast collection of both steam and diesel locomotives. Some allow you to go to the footplate but most are observed from the well apportioned walkways between the locomotives. I was totally unaware that Chinese steam locomotives and diesels to a lesser extent were manufactured in so many different countries until China started manufacturing for themselves. Steam locomotives were manufactured in USA, England, Japan etc whilst diesels were made in Germany and Japan. There is such a diverse mix with descriptions all bilingual in Chinese and English. There are a few displays of railwayana such as uniforms, tickets etc. Decorative loco fronts are stunning both to Mao and Cho En Lai.

Outside the main hall are additional locomotives and carriages. To go around and see it all will probably take you 3 to 4 hours. This really is a delightful museum with lots of interesting locomotives.

No one speaks English but you can get by. Closes at 4pm and tickets sold until 3.30pm. You are not asked to leave until about 4.30pm and the outdoor locomotives are still available to explore.

Toilets are behind the main building. Follow the beautiful rose beds the length of the outside of the building. Re-entry allowed to the main hall on production of your ticket.

Golden rules:

1. Easier accessed by taxi because of location
2. Best to avoid holidays and weekends
3. Wide angle lens much easier for photography, tripods are also allowed.
4. Eat before you go. Nothing here for a refreshment stop.
Written May 4, 2019
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Beijing, China43 contributions
Good place for railway fans
Feb 2018 • Solo
This museum is a little hard to get. You have to walk for another 20 mins from the bus stop. However, It has the most railway collections in China. You can spend another RMB 20 to get into three carriages,including A Ten'ine2 type observation carriage, which was used on the Tairiku express train from Busan to Beijing.
Written October 24, 2018
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Phoenix, AZ317 contributions
Just trains
Aug 2018 • Solo
It's right near 798 art zone so i stopped in here. I'm here for 2 months working or i would have skipped it. Its just trains on display nothing else to show the history or significance
Written August 11, 2018
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Singapore, Singapore1 contribution
Getting there
Jun 2018 • Solo
It is indeed a great museum. I went this morning and it seemed the more directions I read the more confused I got. So I headed for line 14 on the metro. The machine sold me a ticket for Gaojiayuan, but the station is not yet open. Get out at Jingtai. Just outside there is a bus stop and the 516 stops there (don't cross the road). Pay 2 Yuan and go to the terminus. Then walk down the same road in the same direction, cross the railway crossing and go across the number 5 ring road. Walk about 15 minutes and it is down a little road to your right. I had the name written in Chinese. The bus driver lady on the way back told me where to get off, with no English but she was exactly right. It was easier than I thought it might be. And being a senior I was free, though I did pay to see Mao's carriages.
Written June 3, 2018
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Wakefield, UK65 contributions
Great for loco fans
Oct 2017 • Couples
Rows and rows of locomotives [steam and diesel] and some carriages too. Good descriptions in English and Chinese. Even a dubbed Thomas the Tank engine video to watch, as well as a souvenir stall.
Written December 8, 2017
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Beijing, China51 contributions
Must-See for Railfan - Nice change of pace for China tourism
Jan 2017 • Family
If you're in Beijing for more than 4 days, I'd suggest bundling a visit to the Railway Museum with a visit to the 798 Art Zone and the National Film Museum since these three places are all within 2 miles of each other. Visiting the three of them would take much of the day. After that, heading to the JiangBianChengWai just south of the 798 for dinner would cap off the entire day in this part of Beijing.

The Railway museum was closed for a couple of years for renovating, and maybe only opened late 2016 or so. Not too surprising that the Museum has probably 20 -30 steam locomotives of various types. If you're into steam, you're going to like this place. You can climb into the cabs of 1 or two of them. Chairman Mao's personal rail car is here. I didn't want to pay the extra fee to see the inside of the railcar, although I'm sure it's nice. Many of the locomotives here are steam, but there are a few here that are diesel and a few electrics. I was surprised that there weren't that many modern electric locomotives, but overall, its a good museum for a railfan. I had kids in tow that weren't railfans, and they were bored after about 1 hour. Basically, the locomotives are the star of the Museum, as there's no movies or videos that are shown in the museum that might further highlight the history behind the locomotives. Some of the more important locomotives will have signs and static displays discussing the history of specific locomotives. I thought it was interesting that there was a "Chairman Mao" locomotive that was designated his while he was riding in it, I vaguely recall it was a 4-6-6-4 type.

This museum gets foreign tourists, but it's fair to say that you're better served by having a few Chinese phrases under your belt. Chinese phrases along the lines of "I want to buy four tickets, two adult and two children" are good. If you want a senior discount, bring your passport, because the ticket agent will want to see proof you qualify for such a discount. Otherwise, your passport isn't really needed. Bring it anyway.
Written July 13, 2017
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Beijing, China1,458 contributions
Interesting place! Easy parking!
Jan 2017 • Family
I have been living in Beijing for so long and never knew about this place. It is outside the fifth ring road and it is fun if you are into trains. Very ample amount of Peking spaces unlike a lot of places in Beijing. You can spend about two hours in here and also entry is super cheap at about 2 dollars per person!
Written January 14, 2017
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Cheshire, UK123 contributions
Great attraction but hard to find (Beware of cold in Winter)
Dec 2016 • Couples
This place is a gem, though not well known to many locals, even a local taxi driver said he'd never heard of it and why would you go!
We took subway line 10 to Liangmaqiao station and got a taxi,
After visiting the place we jumped a taxi to the nearest subway which is at Jiangtai station, line 14 (Pink) and soon to be opened Gaojiayuan station(same line. Taxi fare 18 Yuan.
The museum itself is as other have mentioned not York, but is still interesting with mainly Chinese locomotives from China, Japan, USA, Germany, France, Rusia and UK.
There are also several narrow gauge items on display.
Facilities;- WC, no refreshments and small "shop" had no staff.
One thing to bear in mind if visiting in Winter as we did there is NO heating in the place and hence standing on the concrete floor for some time chills you to the bone
Written December 16, 2016
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