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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.
We visited only the ancient exhibit. I wish I had time to see more.
A very large museum, one of the most visited in the world. Free. Camera friendly. Lots of security, you need your passport.
The main sineahe is in Chinese and in English....More
My review is particularly for travelers who cannot read Chinese.
I visited the museum in mid September at around 10:30am. I went to the no-reservation line and there wasn't any line up at all. I practically just walked all the way to the security check...More
I went here twice on a recent visit to Beijing, both visits fairly brief. It is very easy to visit, free, camera friendly, and with great English. I used Google Translate for some of the larger titles without English. The first time was in the...More
The best permanent collection is on the 4th floor, which features all the diplomatic gifts that was received since Chairman Mao’s time. If you are traveling with seniors or children, you can take the elevator to the different floors. There are very spacious seating areas...More
the museum has very few english translations which made it difficult for me
as i dont know chinese .
The exhibits were huge and wide but i couldnt understand most of them.
The best thing it's free overall i wasted my time here.
Great collection and impressive building. It’s huge so didn’t end up feeling crowded inside even though there were lots of people. Try to get there a little before 9am. There will still be a line to get in but it moved fast for us. You...More
Was expecting a comprehensive Chinese history lesson but it appears the key focus is mainly on ancient China. The other historical exhibits are curated at other museums.
Nonetheless, the items excavated was pretty impressive. It dates back to pre-historic times to Three Kingdom times. There...More
It was very crowded by the Chinese tourists because of the school holidays. In this very large museum, I wanted to see the jade exhibition.
Inside each lift, there was a staff teaching the Chinese visitors to wait for the people to get off first...More
Response from TheOExpress | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can take as many pictures as you like in most exhibitions, provided the camera does not use a tripod or have flash on. There are some exhibits in which this is not allowed but these are quite clearly marked.
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
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 see it all. It is tedious to enter as there are several layers of security, but it is well worth the effort!