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National Museum Of China

No.16 East Chang'an Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
+86 10 6526 3355
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This museum features changing exhibits related to political themes such as the Opium Wars, the founding of the Communist Party, the Sino-French and Sino-Japanese Wars, the Japanese War, the 1911 Revolution and the social unrest of 1989.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
No.16 East Chang'an Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
+86 10 6526 3355
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing collection of Chinese history and artifacts from ancient until modern times. Lots of information and displays around the imperial era. Really came away with some pity for how the Chinese were treated.

Thank beagleshnout
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is huge but has very bureaucratic service. To get there you go thru three security checks. On the last check I had my selfie stick confiscated. The attendants were not friendly and there was virtually no guidance on where you should go. As...More

1  Thank Paul C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of those must visit museum of you like seeing history. I would rank this a must see after the Forbidden city. I recommend booking a ticket online which usually issue online booking tickets 1 week ahead. Online booking only has a limited...More

Thank clee7903
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be sure to bring your passports! The tickets for the museum are free, but because of security, you must show a valid photo ID before you are given a ticket. We also had to stand in line and clear security (metal detector, wands and x-ray...More

1  Thank LorinaBarbalas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything about the museum is great - different types of exhibitions are included, but it was very irritating that you need to wait in huge lines - first the security check and then the line for the museum. Also a plus is that the entrance...More

Thank Katya A
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I love this museum because its huge and had a lot about Chinese history and culture. There is also alot of amazing artifacts. Some of the exhibits are only in Chinese but its still fascinating to watch, observe and learn. I definitely recommend if your...More

Thank Latoyaa1
Reviewed 17 May 2017

...and it was one of the best museums (or museum like places) we visited while in Beijing. AND it's free! It doesn't get much better than some free history :) They have great exhibits, but we spent the entire time in the Ancient China exhibit...More

Thank cableknit
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This is a huge museum with unbelievable depth and comprehensiveness. The objects on display are from all the relevant historic eras of Chinese culture. And the good thing about visiting a museum in China is that you don't need to understand chinese or know anything...More

2  Thank PaKn
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Be prepared for long waits and large groups. Unless you push your way in you won't see anything as it is a sheer numbers game. Well worth the visit if you are able to see everything.

1  Thank Denstrip
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

The ancient Chinese exhibition was amazing and everything mostly had an English translation. It was a bit confusing to get into and there were long lines but they moved pretty quickly, just remember to turn right if you have a passport (don't follow the locals)...More

2  Thank lishajade82
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Is there a highlights tour of the museum?
18 September 2016|
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Response from letsgotochina | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous poster, FYL003. When I went there I was on my own. I picked up one of the museum maps and figured out what I wanted to see. The place is MASSIVE, so plan on spending several hours if you want to... More
Do i need to make a reservation or prebook my visit to the museum? or can i just walk in with a photo ID ? Thx
3 June 2015|
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Response from Andreas H | Reviewed this property |
No need.just keep the passport with you :)