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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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Back again to view new exhibitions and go through some of my favourites. Although entry to the museum is free, sometimes one has to pay a fee to enter special exhibition areas. This time, I had to pay 30 rmb to view the exhibits in...More
The entrance is free, Is not a Louvre, is not a Hermitage, for a country like China I expect more, they have more than 2000 thousand of Chinese history that means the National Museum could be bigger.
I found the special exhibition for the China’s...More
While this is a spectacular museum in scale and prominence, the two most striking areas for us were the section on the Post Mao economic transformation of China with key areas put together expertly. A big and very pleasant surprise was the spectacular African Art...More
To me the best part was the collection of all of the gifts that other countries gave to Chinese leaders. The first floor is mostly stuff about how China has progressed in the last 70 or so years. In the upper levels there are some...More
This massive building, long ago the Museum Of The Revolution, sits on Tiananmen Square across from the Great Hall of the People. It is fully modernized with a fine and well-organized collection of arts through the Millennia.
We enjoyed the special exhibit on 40 Years...More
The very first thought I stepped into this place is that, this place shouldn't be called a MUSEUM!. What's on display are images and videos about China's development and progress. There's no antiques or artifacts on display at all! Wasted my time queuing up for...More
Excellent exhibits, certainly making it a not to be missed attraction. Plan to spend a substantial portion of the day, if not the entire day, if you want to go through the entire facility. We left our bags at the locker, visited the Mausoleum first...More
I was really looking forward to visiting this museum on our last trip to Beijing but unfortunately, it was closed for some unknown reason and no dates were posted. So bummed! But based upon recent reviews, looks like it re-opened earlier this month.
First off, this museum is HUGE. If you want to see EVERYTHING then be prepared for 4-5 hours at the very least. Having said that, the only MUST SEE is the Ancient China exhibition, that spans from prehistorical ages to the most recent antiquity. There...More
Great museum. I especially like the basement, where there are thousands of Chinese artifacts, organized by dynasty. Please note, currently there is a special temporary exhibition going on, so the museum restaurants and tea cafe are all closed.
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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
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 see it all. It is tedious to enter as there are several layers of security, but it is well worth the effort!