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National Museum Of China

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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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No.16 East Chang'an Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
+86 10 6526 3355
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Beijing with my parents in February. We planned to visit the Forbidden City but there were so much people that we decided to go to the National Museum of China. You needn't pay any money to visit the museum but you must...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank A_Little_Konnyaku
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had limited time there so the part we saw related to the various developments of the Chinese society in the last decades. Unfortunately this part is only in Chinese and you rely on a speaker to understand.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Aburel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

HUGE museum, just across the street from the forbidden city and T-square. The lower floor houses the history displays That start in ancient China and gradually take you to China in the 1900's. A great way to Learn about china's history, especially if this is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dennis E
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took the subway line One to the National Museum of China, and got off the subway at Tian’anmen east station. I arrived at the National Museum of China after five minutes. There were so many people that it took me about five minutes to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed January 23, 2019

Back again to view new exhibitions and go through some of my favourites. Although entry to the museum is free, sometimes one has to pay a fee to enter special exhibition areas. This time, I had to pay 30 rmb to view the exhibits in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
48  Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

The entrance is free, Is not a Louvre, is not a Hermitage, for a country like China I expect more, they have more than 2000 thousand of Chinese history that means the National Museum could be bigger. I found the special exhibition for the China’s...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cahuide
Reviewed January 12, 2019

While this is a spectacular museum in scale and prominence, the two most striking areas for us were the section on the Post Mao economic transformation of China with key areas put together expertly. A big and very pleasant surprise was the spectacular African Art...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Sadasivan R
Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

To me the best part was the collection of all of the gifts that other countries gave to Chinese leaders. The first floor is mostly stuff about how China has progressed in the last 70 or so years. In the upper levels there are some...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank pieinthesky12
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

This massive building, long ago the Museum Of The Revolution, sits on Tiananmen Square across from the Great Hall of the People. It is fully modernized with a fine and well-organized collection of arts through the Millennia. We enjoyed the special exhibit on 40 Years...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank boybanker
Reviewed December 3, 2018

The very first thought I stepped into this place is that, this place shouldn't be called a MUSEUM!. What's on display are images and videos about China's development and progress. There's no antiques or artifacts on display at all! Wasted my time queuing up for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
5  Thank choihoweboon
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Ian G
October 9, 2018|
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Response from lewish725 | Reviewed this property |
Would recommend to go to the entrance on the right as it tends to be quicker. Easily accessible inside, lots of elevators and flat surfaces, wheelchairs are available.
Stella S
July 9, 2017|
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Absolutely. There are no photo restrictions in the National Museum of China
September 18, 2016|
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Response from letsgotochina | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous poster, FYL003. When I went there I was on my own. I picked up one of the museum maps and figured out what I wanted to see. The place is MASSIVE, so plan on spending several hours if you want to... More