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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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  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
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“chinese history” (62 reviews)
“free entry” (19 reviews)
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No.16 East Chang'an Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We are museum people, and in China we went to many wonderful, stunning, museums. This was not one of them. Evidently, not many Westeners go because there were countless exhibits with no translations from the Chinese.

Thank MjM247
Reviewed 4 days ago

I asked to be taken here on my first day in Beijing. It is very large but 90% of the information and descriptions of what I was looking at were in Chinese only, which is understandable but made the museum a lot less enjoyable. I...More

Thank Maria F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

No one can understand English. No sign post for where to go. I waved my passport to ask which way to go, they understood and showed the ticket counter. It's on right side after entry. There is not much directions for where to look for....More

Thank Ashraf C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Passport holder get your ticket on the right side. you need to deposit your backpack and no selfie stick is allow. Ancient China section could literally take whole day.

Thank Nerdonherb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right on the east side of Ti'an Men Square, great exhibits to have a general idea of ancient and modern China. Good way to spend a nice couple of hours in here, you have to have some sort of narrating though.

Thank Ziqi L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

examples of Chinese history through the various ages. interests from just curious to serious student activities

Thank robinbrown021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent three hours in this museum, really worth the time to explore the exhibits. Several I have seen before in special Chinese exhibitions in Australia. Very impressive, don't rush.

Thank Shaz1000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s free entry. Two ways to enter the museum, by online appointment or just pop in try your luck get a ticket. If you try the second option be there early and queue up at the front gate facing TianAnMen square. Once the security lets...More

3  Thank TangCS74
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Museum is hugh with at least 6 exhibitions running. I visited the Ancient China exhibition which spreads over 8 halls and took me 2hours to complete. Great exhibits, extensive and well laid out. Entrance is free but make sure you have your passport with...More

Thank RubinaGan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am very interested in chinese history, both ancient and modern so definitely it's a great museum. I spent the whole afternoon almost 4 hours reading all English descriptions. There are permanent exhibitions and temporary galleries. For ancient China, it is displayed in dynasty order...More

3  Thank Indigo39
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Stella S
9 July 2017|
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Response from TheOExpress | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can take as many pictures as you like in most exhibitions, provided the camera does not use a tripod or have flash on. There are some exhibits in which this is not allowed but these are quite clearly marked.
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
3 June 2015|
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Response from Andreas H | Reviewed this property |
No need.just keep the passport with you :)