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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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It does not show the richness of Chinese culture and artifacts

We started out on the top floor where gifts from governments and high ranking persons to the republic of China were on display. On most of the other floors there was very little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We started out on the top floor where gifts from governments and high ranking persons to the republic of China were on display. On most of the other floors there was very little information on displayed items making viewing it a bit frustrating.

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The visit to the National Museum is a must for a quick overview of China in the past hundred years. Access to the museum is free of charge (need to show the passport or other identity proof such as driver license, student card or local ID card). Best to arrive by the metro as you will see the Museum once... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum itself is free but we wanted to learn a bit more about modern Gina and there were almost no exhibits on it. Most of the exhibits focus on old China (imperial and before) and art so take that into account

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Thank Joao A
Carrollton, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the National Museum of China on a Saturday morning. It was overcrowded and the displays were old and tired. Not something I would recommend seeing.

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Thank Mike E
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got free tickets through Expedia and went with my friends. There were so many signs to read, even in English and a lot to look at. We didn't even get through everything in the few hours we were there.

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Mikkeli, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The queue can be long so prepare yourself with bottle of water before going there on a sunny day. The museum is free but you have to show your passport to get in. Please be advised that there are two ticket offices in front of the entrance (after you have passed the queue). The left one for Chinese ID holders... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The admission is free, a rare find in China. The best display is the modern history of China. I thought I know a lot about the modern history of China up to the present. I learn so much more during the visit.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You need a passport to get in, and this was the only place we visited in Beijing where the security personnel spoke English. An absolute must is the exhibition "The Road of Rejuvenation". This shows the history of modern China, from the fall of the Qing dynasty to modern times. It has information in English for the majority of the... More 

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Kaunas, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Huge museum with very strict control before entrance (for foreigners passport is obligatory - you also will be checked more carefully than in airport: if you have water, you'll be force to drink a little to prove is not dangerous...). But inside you'll find all ancient pieces of art in bronze, ceramic, wood and stone. The only problem that museum... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

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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