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China Railway Museum Zhengyangmen

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No.2A Qianmen Main Street, Chongwen District, Beijing China
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QianmenBeijing Subway3 min
Tian'anmen EastBeijing Subway11 min
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Avoid any long lines or printing problems with paperless skip-the-line entry to Beijing’s UNESCO-listed Forbidden City. Simply book in advance, stroll straight to check in, then show your passport to ensure hassle-free admission directly into the ancient complex and enjoy plenty of time to browse the site’s major attractions, including the Gate of Divine Prowess, Dragon Throne, and Palace Museum.
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Bobbbbbbbbbb wrote a review Dec 2019
New York City, New York54 contributions8 helpful votes
A really interesting view on how the railways helped to shape China - well presented and with a decent amount of information in English. And it’s free.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Roderick S wrote a review Oct 2019
Melbourne52 contributions59 helpful votes
I am a railway enthusiast, and visit lots of railway museums. As noted by others: this one is for small exhibits, and the variety was excellent. Knowing the technology, I could cope with the lack of English captions. I was particularly interested in the maps, far better than any which I have found published or online. The museum is reached easily. It is not the original station building repurposed: it is a replica, built at 90 degrees to the original. For families, there is plenty of visual interest. It is particularly useful if you are caught by bleak cold or rain. I have also been to the locomotive museum, not accessed as easily. At both, most visitors were middle-class Chinese parents guiding their young children. Related is the aviation museum: even more remote, and harder to access. The supplementary questions are rather rigid. I would certainly recommend the museum as a must-do for railway enthusiasts on a first trip (and over 3 hours), but only as an option for general tourists (and 1-3 hours). It fits an all-day transit stop neatly. There is a shop selling railways items, notably models. IIRC it is accessible from the street directly. There are other museums of locomotives scattered around the country, but this is the only one with a comprehensive collection of small items.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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WildHamish wrote a review Jun 2019
Nanjing, China109 contributions34 helpful votes
To be honest I was a little disappointed by this museum. It's in an ideal location, the former East Peking Railway Station, but shame they couldn't have recreated how the station might have looked back in its day with the addition of some rolling stock. This is my biggest gripe...no rolling stock. As China railway enthusiasts the story of the development of China's railways is screaming out to be told. This does it to some extent but ultimately disappoints. The best thing was the ridiculous language used about 'correct planning' and so forth in some of the captions. We liked the displays in the basement showing bridge and station models and the visual displays of the Beijing-Shanghai line as well as the journey up on to the Tibetan plateau. But the story of China's railways really deserves much better treatment.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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KodoDrummer wrote a review Jan 2019
Yekaterinburg, Russia63,580 contributions138,608 helpful votes
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The museum takes us through the history, development, contribution and ever-growing importance of the China railway to the growth and prosperity of China. China is a major world leader in rail technology. The rail sector is a key component of economic development, political, social, cultural and comprehensive strategy of China. The rail system has an operating length of over 127,000 kilometres, of which 25,000 kilometres is used by the high-speed railway. Photos, pieces of equipment, and information boards take you through the history of the Chinese railway. There are many exhibits of all types of historical relics of locomotives, parts, rail line components, photos, videos, and documents. You can also experience being in the CRH-3 Bullet Train Simulator Cockpit.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Huang Wzhong wrote a review Jun 2018
481 contributions34 helpful votes
this place has provided the historical stories about railway transporatation development in China, since the ancient period, current present time and the future strategic vision plan. for railway historical exploring lover, it is highly recommended and worth for visiting place. Anyway, beside this railway museum, there still has another spacious larger area with full package of railway historical stories exhibition which has located in ChaoYang regional area (a bit far away from Beijing downtown).
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Date of experience: February 2018
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