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National Museum Of China

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Address: NO. 16 East Chang'an Street, Beijing 100006, China
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Phone Number: 010-65263355
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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This museum features changing exhibits related to political themes such as...

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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I visited in rushing this goal and I was impressed by the many art elements found here. Of course I was impressed by the Romanian exhibits, which we found much joy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Anca-Rodica T
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Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited in rushing this goal and I was impressed by the many art elements found here. Of course I was impressed by the Romanian exhibits, which we found much joy.

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Fairway, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum took artifacts from 17 other museums around China to showcase Chinese history. It wanders around, and it's easy to get lost. I wish I had studied more of Chinese history before I went or at least had bought a guide book in English.

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is HUGE -- with multiple levels and a dozen or more exhibition rooms. The crowds can be a bit overwhelming, but that may be why the rooms are huge -- to accommodate all the people passing through to view the art and exhibits. There is more to see than you probably can take in one visit -- a... More 

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great museum – but only if you know how to use it! First, the entrance is free, but you MUST have your passport. Second, NO SELFIE STICKS ALLOWED. This is an increasingly common practice at museums. You can check your stick in at the coat check outside the entrance for a small fee (under 10 yuan). OK,... More 

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Oklahoma City, Ok
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Large impressive architecture is the first thing you see. The atrium inside is huge. There are several exhibits with a great deal to see. Allow plenty of time here.

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Nis, Serbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a museum lover. I could spend hours and hours in museums, but this one just did not click with me - unfortunately. It is huge but maybe just because of that I felt that there were too little objects, that it is somehow empty... I do not recall any object of art that did 'move me' in a... More 

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Tehran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is like a city not a museum! Really! I entered at about 10 am and left there at 4 pm without seeing all galleries! It's that big that you need to sit time after time... galleries are really big specially the ancient gallery...worth the time and money I highly recommand this museum

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is definitely a lot to see in the Museum which dates back from Ancient China to Modern China. If you like Chinese history and art, I would recommend this.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They had wonderful exhibits starting with Peking man. Signs were in English and Mandarin. Confusing on how to get in--there is a separate ticket office for foreigners to the right of the main entrance. Free entrance!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

this a huge facility where different exhibitions are happening on daily basis, entrance is free for internationals and you may find interesting museum parts where sculptures are placed along with portrays , maps and other including Chinese revolution. Best place to visit. recommended to explore for learning Chinese culture and history

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