We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

National Museum Of China

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: No.16 East Chang'an Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
Name/address in local language
Phone Number:
+86 10 6526 3355
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$109.00*
and up
Private Essence City Tour in Beijing
More Info
$98.00*
and up
Private Day Tour: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall
More Info
$62.50*
and up
5-Hour Small Group Walking Tour: Beijing Tiananmen square and Forbidden City

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 657 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 184
    Excellent
  • 119
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Nice Permanent Collection

Really enjoyed their permanent collection at Level B1. They have artifacts from every dynasty in China. It was incredible seeing some really well-made and well-preserved stuff... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
CaptainZura
,
Shanghai, China
Add Photo Write a Review

657 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 368: English reviews
Shanghai, China
Level Contributor
26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed their permanent collection at Level B1. They have artifacts from every dynasty in China. It was incredible seeing some really well-made and well-preserved stuff from more than 4000 years ago. You can easily spend a whole day here.

Helpful?
Thank CaptainZura
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
178 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you’re a museum lover, you’ll enjoy this colossal museum. We spent about 8 hours over two days at a quick pace and probably covered only 60% of the exhibits. I recommend starting in the basement with ancient history and working toward modern times. The ancient exhibits include fascinating samples of ancient money, jade, copper, pottery, and more. If you... More 

Helpful?
Thank utfiero
Rennes, France
Level Contributor
27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The building is beautiful, although it is not quite clear how to visit the different halls. It lacks maps to identify how you want to walk around. No one speaks English.

Helpful?
Thank paolitaesco
New Orleans, Louisiana
Level Contributor
160 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Artifacts, porcelain, furniture and art displayed in an impressive grand building on Thiamin Square. Take your time to learn more about China.

Helpful?
Thank Magnus J
China
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If possible consider to spend more than 3 hours to be able to visit more than 3 expositions. There is a security check point at the entrance, but it was quick. The place is really goog kept, everything was clean. I recommend doing the on line booking for saving time.

Helpful?
Thank w0rldturist
Shanghai, China
Level Contributor
39 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

National Museum of China really has nothing in their collection that can't be seen at better-manageable museums in Shanghai and Xian. Both Shanghai and Xian have superb museums with very similar collections and those museums are far easier to visit. Amazingly, the National Museum of China has no guide service nor do they offer an electronic guide. They do provide... More 

Helpful?
Thank Leo F
Ohio
Level Contributor
21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's free, air conditioned, and contains a great variety of historical artifacts from prehistory to contemporary events. When I went there, it was great to visit, but there were a good amount of people.

Helpful?
Thank J B
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is very similar to the louvre in Paris. In that it's very amazing but also very overwhelmingly large. You could spend weeks here. We only spent a few hours there which was nice. Definitely plan your visit and only aim to see a small section.

Helpful?
Thank alpacaxu
New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
88 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a huge place and needs a full day for comprehensive visit, may actually need more than a dya. Getting there is in itself a challenge of sorts with long queues for security check twice over. Your car or transport will drop you well away from the entrance and needs a 10-15 minute walk to the security check and... More 

Helpful?
Thank meetisv
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Level Contributor
92 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were excited to peruse the museum and see the displays that were on offer. Unfortunately, when we arrived, the museum was closed to all foreigners for the entire time we were in Beijing. Make sure you check before heading out. The museum is easily accessible from the Qianmen station, and is well-marked.

Helpful?
Thank Bathory139

Been to National Museum Of China? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of National Museum Of China and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
upstate NY
4 months ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from National Museum Of China staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?