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Great Wall Museum

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  • Average17%
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Jun 12, 2018
“We didn't have enough time”
Mar 5, 2018
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In Shanhaiguan District, Shanhaiguan District, Qinhuangdao 066200, China
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Reviewed June 12, 2018

We came late in the day but if you're interested in details of the wall, this is the place. Well laid out and lots of info.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Dave D
Reviewed March 5, 2018

The museum has many interesting insights to a soldier's life during ancient times. The layout of the structures, the function of the areas, the barracks all in their original locations and much of the feel of the place intact. The restoration and preservation is well...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank RobynR733
Reviewed September 17, 2016

Well, if you are in already in the walled city area, it is near the "1st Pass Under Heaven" gate. It's free, so why not stop in. To get a ticket, just show your passport and head on in. It is well laid out, with...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank CameronC111
Reviewed August 21, 2016

Don´t miss this museum. It is very interesting if u r interested in history of The Great Wall. And it is free, what is not usual in China :)

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank rsanitra
Reviewed October 8, 2015

I have visited several sections of the Great Wall and I have to say that this museum gave me the best explanation of the Great Wall construction, locations, and history. It is a small museum, but well-organized and maintained. If you are already in the...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank AliceB873
Reviewed July 26, 2015

My son and I visited this museum, but had a bit of difficulty finding it. The directions from the railway station are as follows: (1) walk straight from the railway to the shanhaiguan fortress gate (2) do not enter the fort, as the museum is...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Andrew M
Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is a great treat, a free and marvellously well presented set of artefacts and images following the timeline of the wall and indeed its geographic history. The displays are well done and most have English translation with them, the construction details, development of weapons,...More

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank Neil C
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Really enjoyed this, wasn't expecting much as it's a free museum on the way to a paid attraction [I wouldn't bother with the First Heaven's Pass, much better Wall options are available]. The museum is packed with exhibits and information, in Mandarin and English, and...More

Date of experience: April 2014
1  Thank tsferguson
Reviewed June 22, 2013

This museum is very well done and documents the building of the great wall very well. It is free, Don't waist your time and money on the gate go here.

Date of experience: June 2013
Thank Hans S
Reviewed June 9, 2013

next time when I take my parents to go there we will probably won't visit it - to tell the truth - nothing special:)

Date of experience: May 2013
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