Military Museum of Chinese People's Revolution

Military Museum of Chinese People's Revolution

Military Museum of Chinese People's Revolution
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina64,997 contributions
Aug 2022 • Solo
What is shown at the museum are mostly the historical pieces. The modern day equivalent is not on display, some of which are totally secret and would not be known to the world population until used. It is a nice collection and informative. Previously, I have toured the museum and will likely come again in a few years.
Written September 4, 2022
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina64,997 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
There are lots of exhibits of historical equipment, relics, and art dealing with warfare of the 20th century and a small amount from other periods. Much of the key information is displayed in Chinese and English. Although many might think that this museum would be of interest to males, on my visit, there was about an equal number of male and female sightseers. I spent most of my time in the Hall of Weapons, where many types of both Chinese and foreign weapons are on display. The majority of the military weaponry is of small arms, artillery, a wide variety of tanks, armored personnel carriers, destroyers (i.e., boats), a model aircraft carrier, anti-air weaponry, jet fighters and other military aircraft, rockets and rocket launchers, cruise missiles, and more.

Photos of the Military Museum I went to appear under two TripAdvisor listings, being Military Museum of Chinese People's Revolution (78 reviews) located in Haidian District of Beijing, and Chinese Military Museum (86 reviews). My entry ticket shows a postal code of 100038 and contact phone number of 010-66866244, which are the same appearing on TripAdvisor for the Military Museum of Chinese People's Revolution. Thus, I believe that the majority of reviewers have incorrectly posted their reviews to Chinese Military Museum.

I found it easy to get to by subway. Exit at Military Museum Station of Line 1 or 9 (This is a cross-over station), and depart the station using Exit A or B. I showed my passport and was given an entrance ticket at no cost. I did have to go through friendly security.
Written January 21, 2019
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InnaYYZ
Toronto, Canada1,489 contributions
Sep 2019 • Business
The museum is loaded with historical weapons of war, such as tanks, armoured carriers, many types of automated weapons such as machine guns, rocket launchers, torpedoes, and much more.
Written September 13, 2019
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Sarah061
London, UK1,963 contributions
Apr 2011
We weren't sure what to expect but decided to visit this museum. First of all, it's enormous, housed in a very impressive Soviet-style building. There is a ticket window that says 'Free with appropriate ID' and appeared to have free tickets for foreigners, the Chinese we saw were paying. They asked us for our passports as ID, but we didn't have them with us so they just let us in free anyway. Inside there is a free audio-guide with English option and many of the exhibits have English labels too including some very detailed ones about military campaigns and history. There is one area (outside on the ground floor) with a tank, anti-aircraft gun and various other pieces of hardware that you can climb on and play around with - had to drag both husband and children away from this part. We spent a fascinating few hours here.
Written April 15, 2011
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ryansumo
Manila222 contributions
Apr 2011
I'm a peacenik at heart but I have the feeling that every little boy (and some girls too) will be in awe if you bring them to this Museum. Stacks of guns, missiles, military vehicles and even some relics from China's forays into space flight are the star attraction of this museum.

It's not all modern weapons of war though. For the history buffs the museum has a section that depicts ancient Chinese warfare and technology, with a bonus that a couple of terracotta warriors (not entirely sure if these are copies or not) are on display there as well; if you don't have time to go to Xi'an, this is the most convenient place to find the warriors.

It has it's own subway station so it shouldn't be hard to find, and best of all it's free! Take note however that you should take some of the displays with a grain of salt, as a lot of it is tinged with propaganda. Then again, what military museum isn't?.
Written July 16, 2011
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thwong
Kuala Lumpur26 contributions
We took the subway (wh is new, easy and gd!) to visit this classic museum. Tickets may be purchased at the ticket booth near the entrance. As my kids are into war planes, tanks and military vehicles, this place was heaven to them. There was a military boat at the entrance which we could climb up on and explore. Also they got to get up close to all sorts of military vehicles and planes and climb on tanks, planes and other vehicles. It is a huge museum and on the upper floors, you'll also find guns and other military weapons. There's also a tank simulator which a separate payment is required. Though it's mostly older Chinese military equipment, it was a fun place to visit still. Highly recommended for young boys and anyone into military equipment.
Written September 24, 2010
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H8UofFL
Orlando, FL58 contributions
Ok, so I suppose you could be offended at this Museum if you are a Westener, however, the same could be said for a Chinese citizen visiting an American or British museum. This museum is what you would expect a good communist dedication to war and "the people" to be. Glorified murials/photos of the leaders and the people joining together to defeat aggressors. I'm not judging, just observing!

Just last week I was at the Korean War Museum in Seoul, reading about how they fought back against the Chinese Invastion from 1950-1953. Today I visited the Hall of the War to resist US Aggression and aide Korea from 1950-1953!

The museum is free. There is a ticket window that says admisstion free with valid ID. I held up my US drivers license and the girl at the window just handed me a ticket!

A huge collection of hardware from planes, tanks, various small artillery, swords, handguns, etc. Most of the exhibits are in Mandarin, but for 10RMD (about $1.50 us dollars) you can rent an audio tour at the front desk. I got there late in the day and just ran through all the exhibits, however, wish I had bought the audio tapes so I could listed to the Chinese version/accounts of their military history.

Take the Subway, Line 1, to the Military Museum stop. This is about 6 stops west of Tinamen Square area and a 15-20 minute journey. From the Wangfujing area, a taxi ride is about 25-30RMD.
Written December 19, 2010
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Fatboy
16 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
This is free to visit but do remember your ID card or passport it is air conditioned so a great reprieve from the heat and very interesting if you like guns and history.
Written July 2, 2019
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MikeJuliya
Colombo, Sri Lanka683 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
It's highly recommended to visit there if you have 2-3 hours. It's all equipment with military items and really worth to visit
Written July 16, 2018
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MikeH435
Batavia, IL8 contributions
Fascinating place, with a very different perspective for a Westerner. When you enter the museum, you'll see a Korean War-era MiG-15 jet fighter in front of a mural showing the MiGs shooting down American fighters. All of the displays have English translations, except for those on the third floor, which deal with the Chinese "victory" over the Western powers in the Korean War. Walking through those displays is a little creepy, but interesting, too.
Be sure to check out the outdoor annex to the side of the museum--some beautiful WWII and Korean War-era US planes there.
Written November 1, 2010
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