Chinese Military Museum
Chinese Military Museum
3.5
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Alienandbear
Daly City, California, United States154 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2013 • Friends
I went during January. My wife took her nephew here last month and the place is under construction.

The museum when I went during January is pretty big. It has a lot of stuff to see and it is worth seeing. You could spend hours here. It should be on the list of things to see here in Beijing especially if you are a military buff.

They have different sections dedicated to each time of China's history, so if there is a part you really want to see, see it first or you may get worn out. Closing time is at 430 pm during the off season it might be later during the tourist season.

Summary-
Lots of stuff to see
Under construction now so you'll probably have to wait till next year.
Go to the police museum if you want to see guns.
Written September 10, 2013
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Clive W
Orpington1,906 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Business
I visited this museum with two Chinese hosts who were able to explain the notices to me. The building was enormous but only part of the ground and lower ground floors were open. Entrance is free but I needed to hand my passport over to get a ticket.

The ground floor showed aircraft and missiles from the 1940s to 1970s. There were also two boats. The lower ground floor contained lots of medium and large calibre guns and tanks from a similar period and earlier. Small calibre weapons were on one of the higher floors which was not open. Many guns were Chinese or were captured in World War 2 or the Korean or Vietnam wars (i.e. the guns were mainly Japanese or USA)

Of particular interest was a U2 spy plane which had been shot down, one of 5.

This museum was well worth a visit but would have been better with notices in English as well as Chinese.
Written June 3, 2018
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Andrew M
7,541 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
My son and I visited the Military Museum, by taking the subway. The museum is easily identifiable by a red star on top of a five story building. We arrived at 8am and there were already long lines awaiting the 8:30am opening. We queued for 30 minutes before gaining entry. Please note that entry is free, but passports are required.

The museum is limited to outdoor displays only, but there are many interesting exhibits. The exhibits included Russian, Japanese and American weapons in addition to the Chinese exhibits. There was also a small area dedicated to spacecraft.

It should be noted that this museum accepts a maximum number of visitors per day, so it is advised to go early.
Written July 26, 2015
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JonasCN
Singapore, Singapore4,306 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
This museum is the same as the Military Museum of Chinese People's Revolution in Beijing. This is a must visit for all history lovers. You will find war trophies that the Chinese captured during the conflicts with the west like the T-62 captured during the Sino-Soviet Border Conflict in 1969 and the Korean War airplanes between 1950 to 1953. I will strongly recommend spending more time on level 1 and basement 1. Reason is cause the higher levels feature modern technology, paintings and small equipment like guns. The modern technology tanks and unmanned aircraft are mostly cheap looking plastic replicas as they are top secret equipments. So this museum is mostly for the love of history. The museum is also highly convenient as it is located next to the Military Museum Station.
Written March 27, 2020
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Muditha J
Colombo, Sri Lanka683 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
It's highly recommended to visit there if you have 2-3 hours. It's all equipment with military items and really worth to visit
Written July 16, 2018
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John r
Adelaide, Australia11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
went there this morning and was told by a very annoyed military guard to leave the area straight away. closed till august 1st. I was a bit peeved off that nobody from the hotel was aware of this.
Written May 19, 2017
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Bajabob7
San Diego, CA22 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
This place has been under rehab construction for over 5 years, with no end in sight. A small outside display of military equipment that looks like a junk yard.

Because it is located next to the People's Liberation Army Military Headquarter there maybe other things going on. Just saying.
Written October 5, 2016
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Christopher D
Bangkok, Thailand49 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Closed up Monday's along with all other attractions in downtown Beijing! Also looks like some renovations going on so I'm not sure it's open at all.
Written May 18, 2015
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Zoobiquitous
St. Albert, Canada9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was under construction this time but I went two years earlier and this review is based on that experience.

This was one of the most unique museums I visited in China. Lots of interesting firearms. The most memorable were pen guns, the crashed American drone they reassembled, and the hall about the Korean war as they give the Chinese perspective. Reading "we have succeeded in our holy war to resist American aggression" was something you never get in the western world. It's worth it if you have the time
Written October 30, 2014
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TokyoBob1975
Tokyo127 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2011 • Solo
Visited on 03 October 2011. The actual subway station is called “Military Museum” on Line 1 of Beijing subway system.

A ticket to enter is free, but they wanted to see a picture ID. Showed my US driver’s license, and did not have a problem. The presentations in the museum are a mixed bag. The areas they are most proud of are the ones that they have translated into English---large Korean War exhibit or “The War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea“. Large collection of firearms, captured (US, British, Canadian) tanks, planes, and small artillery pieces.

They have large areas dedicated to the different branches of the Chinese Army, Navy, Air Force. There were exhibits about their space program, humanitarian efforts during recent Chinese earthquake and other natural disaster. Was pleasantly surprised by large art gallery quality exhibits of paintings and photographs. All the subject matter was military related, but by themselves, I would have thought it was an art museum.

Ended up spending a couple of hours walking around and maybe saw 3 other Westerns. Am just a visitor to China, and reviewing another country’s perspective is an important part of travel--if you know much about the Korean War, their perspective is the exact opposite of what I was taught in the US, and I imagine it would be upsetting to some US / UN Korean War veterans.

If you have free time, it would be an interesting side trip. The fact my review is the first English review should be an indication of how popular it is to non-Chinese visitors.
Written October 16, 2011
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