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China Railway Museum Zhengyangmen

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Informative museum on the growth & significance of China’s railways

The museum takes us through the history, development, contribution and ever-growing importance of... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2019
Yekaterinburg, Russia
Models of high speed routes and stations

There's not a lot in English here but it's worth going because there's enough. There are maps of... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2018
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Reviewed June 27, 2019 via mobile

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....More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed January 21, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed June 13, 2018

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,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank huangwzhong
Reviewed May 29, 2018

There's not a lot in English here but it's worth going because there's enough. There are maps of the development of the rail network, there's a cab of a high speed train, there's an explanation of this European style building incongruously sitting at the SE...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 9, 2018

It would be nice if all artefacts would have English description. Part of pictures and documents related to the history of Chinese railway are not for English-only speaking tourists. The museum consists a lot of interesting things related to the first days of Chinese railways...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed May 4, 2018

This is a lovely gray and white building that is kitty corner to Tian'anmen Square. It used to be a railway station in Beijing, but has been repurposed as a railway museum. It showcases a main mode of transportation across China, with emphasis on the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

The exhibits were alright but a railway museum without a miniature model train sets are great NO NO. The nearest subway station is qianmen.

Date of experience: December 2017
Reviewed December 8, 2017

At the south-east corner of Tian'anmen Square, this museum details the history of China's railways. It's not the collection of locomotives - they are at the Dongjiao branch. Lots of interesting maps and photos, and enough English for people who can't read Chinese to get...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank LauraJane597
Reviewed August 25, 2017

This is the original Beijing railway station, sadly no longer in use as it is a striking building just off Tian'anmen Square. It is spread over 4 floors, spacious and modern inside. There are a lot of black and white photographs but those looking to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Trevor1957
Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

$3 entry and a fairly limited museum of limited interest to all but the most dedicated train obsessed. It's more of a dedication to the shining glory of China's new high speed railways, which are admittedly impressive.

Date of experience: July 2017
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