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National Museum Of China

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Address: No.16 East Chang'an Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
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Phone Number: +86 10 6526 3355
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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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Massive Museum

A huge collection ! The labelling in English can be improved and would help in understanding some of the artefacts. There are interesting shops on each floor.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A huge collection ! The labelling in English can be improved and would help in understanding some of the artefacts. There are interesting shops on each floor.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was here for just over 2 hours but you could be here all day. I would advise you plan which parts you particularly want to see as you can spend a long time wondering around. For me the highlights were ancient China, and the parts about the communist uprising under Chairman Mao. I had read on this forum about... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is more of a tip than a review. You are not allowed to carry selfie stick inside. Unfortunately we figured this out after waiting in line for 30-45 minutes, after the security check. There is a cloak room where you can leave your selfie stick. Also, carry your passport with you. You will need it to enter the museum.

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good, very easily accessible from the subway station. The museum seems rich in terms of the exhibits it has but feels like it is mostly catering to Chinese crowd as a lot of exhibits do not have info in English. We couldn't see the wax museum as it closes around 3:30. Make sure to take your passports and you get... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was never a big museum visitor even in my country (US) but i implore anyone to go here, after spending 1/2 day here i left with a great respect and understanding of the tyranny and struggle these great people have endured thru their amazing history. What a great experiance

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Thank Robert L
Beijing, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The National Museum, on the western side of Tiananmen Square is very impressive building with a cavernous interior at the front. The most impressive exhibit is in the basement showing the historical development of China over the milenia. On the first floor was a large display heralding the rise of the Communist Party (every country needs its overly patriotic sites).... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can book ahead of time to avoid the queue. Must show your passport with booking but admission is free. The building itself is impressive in scale. Collections include furniture, ceramics, scrolls and others. There was a special pearl exhibition which was worth the small surcharge. Definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My main interest in visiting China was to learn about the Far East and China is at its Nucleus. Its history goes back to prehistoric man and parallels the west. At the National Museum of China, the Ancient China Exhibit takes you from pre-historic times through the various dynasties. This museum was far better than those we visited in Tokyo.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A monumental building emblazoned at the top with communist imagery, it is one of the ten great edifices constructed to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the 1949 revolution. Across Tiananmen Square it is mirrored by another such, the equally vast Great Hall of the People. Ancient China is one of the landmark displays with an immense collection of artefacts predating... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Other visit than anyone visiting china have to do, you can spend so much time you want depending on your interests, it was free for students, at least the day I was. It is easier to visit than louvre or British Museum because is more compact.

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