Shijia Hutong Museum
Shijia Hutong Museum
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  • Dengshikou • 6 min walk
  • Dongsi • 10 min walk
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bonanza1973
San Carlos, CA593 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Solo
It's a 500m walk (10 min) from exit A of the Dengshikou metro station on line 5. This is a well organized museum. It begins with a history of hutong development. There is efficiency in the neighborhood layout and it is explained in the museum.

An exhibit of displays of day-to-day objects throughout the decades. As well a living room setting, but missing is a kitchen setting and bedroom settings.

An exhibit of profiles of famous individuals who resided in the nearby hutongs. Every display is presented in good details in English and Mandarin. The profiles occupy 3 rooms, so this can be weary.

Admission is free. Woot!
Written March 11, 2016
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Margrit G
Beijing, China13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Friends
Last week I paid a visit to the Shijia Hutong Museum in Beijing equipped with multiple motivations. My 3 children attended both Shijia Hutong Primary School as well as Erzhong Middle School; Prince William most recently toured the museum, which is a joint project between the local municipal government and the Prince’s Charities Foundation China, a charitable trust owned by Britain’s Prince Charles; the desire of a friend of mine, always in search of new discoveries in China's capital; besides real curiosity, genuine interest and the desire to refresh my personal knowledge of the place.
Was completely taken with the superb presentation, the immaculate display, cross references of the various topics with present day situations, then last but not least the flawless English text throughout (a first for Chinese museums) was a delight.
For anybody sensibilised for Chinese culture, this visit is absolutely worthwhile.
Written April 4, 2015
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Pen21
Beijing, China4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The first facility in Beijing specifically established to preserve hutong history. Displays are presented in English and Chinese. Open time:
Tue-Sun, 9.30am-4.30pm. I'm proud to recommend!!!
Written August 13, 2014
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ursula1985
Amsterdam, The Netherlands24 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Maybe I am jaded since we spent an entire afternoon trying to find this place after reading about it on here, (map location was incorrect) but this attraction did not meet my expectations at all. Although it is restored beautifully this museum provided very little context for understanding traditional hutong life. Instead it was more focused on the stories of notable people who had lived in this particular hutong. We left with little more information than we started with.
Written January 3, 2015
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Becky Nao K
Berlin, Germany153 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Friends
The idea was good but lacks content, too much propaganda but nice references to cultural heritage. Worth going to if you are in the area, but definitely not a priority. If you want to see a nicely preserved hutong, go to the former residence of the writer Lao She.
Written November 5, 2014
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Ed W
Bethesda, MD4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Family
This recently opened museum is a little gem. Multi-dimensional exhibits with excellent English and Chinese signage. So far the museum remains undiscovered. A great way to learn about life in a hutong and the history of a particularly famous hutong.
Written May 9, 2014
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thisislife
Poznan, Poland39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Business
I am not sure but I think it is the first museum dedicated to the hutong life - one will not find any other place like this so while visiting hutongs in Beijing you cannot miss this place. Visiting museums is always a good way to learn about the past. I highly recommend to go and see what is behind the history of hutongs. Just bear in mind that they close the place at 4pm or 4.30pm (I do not remember exactly) and it is not open on Monday.
Written January 27, 2014
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B0r1s
Suzhou, China64 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Couples
Tucked away in a former courtyard residence (and school), this museum gives you an impression of the life in and the history of the Shijia hutong. Stories about former residents in both English and Chinese are complemented by pictures and objects. Good for a 1-2 hour visit if you are interested in this part of Beijing.
Written January 27, 2014
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Salamandrine
33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
We were recommended the museum and probably wouldn't have discovered it otherwise. As we were staying in a hutong, it was a great way to learn about the history of the area, and I personally enjoyed the literary exhibition as well. A real hidden gem.
Written July 10, 2019
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MKMapman
Milton Keynes, UK1,680 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
The Beijing local Government seems dedicated to eradicating the remaining hutongs, so it's great to find a small private museum dedicated to them. There's enough explanation in English to keep you informed and a number of reconstructed rooms; on a hot day it's a cool and pleasant pleasant sight to get away from the crowds. It's not expensive to visit, and has a small but interesting gift shop. Access is easy from Dengshikou subway station.
Written April 25, 2018
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