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Nanjing Museum (Nanjing Bowuyuan)

No.321 Zhongshan East Road, Nanjing 210004, China
+86 25 8480 2119
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Beautiful building and presentation

We were there on Oct 20th 2017. Free. Nearest metro=Minggugong line 2; take exit 1; most trips on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
andrew l
New Delhi, India
Go for history stay for the opera

It's a huge place showcasing the development of civilization of the area. You can spend pretty much... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
TeikBoon C
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No.321 Zhongshan East Road, Nanjing 210004, China
+86 25 8480 2119
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there on Oct 20th 2017. Free. Nearest metro=Minggugong line 2; take exit 1; most trips on the metro costs 2 yuan and are easy to navigate as there is english along with mandarin in both the automatic ticket booths (push the english button...More

Thank andrew l
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

It's a huge place showcasing the development of civilization of the area. You can spend pretty much the entire day here visiting exhibits from the Jurassic era to the Kuomintang period. An interesting side show would be attending the opera performance that occurs everyday from...More

Thank TeikBoon C
Reviewed 3 October 2017

There's a lot to see in the main building, but the new sections host a few special exhibitions with a lot of wasted space. Free!

Thank Kenneth M
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Vast museum, so make a plan. In general, I tend to pick a few areas to discover and spend between 1-2 hours. I got lucky and was able to see a Russian art exhibit and a few other rooms. The displays are fairly well presented...More

Thank weregypsies
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Really big place need at least 2 or more hours to view exhibits the roof top has the most amazing view and a cafe you can relax at incase you get tired most of the exhibits with only a few select that require a ticket...More

Thank daisypbeece
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Considering there is no fee to visit this museum, it's really stunning what you can discover. It is a bit of a trek to get around as you need to get a free ticket from the visitor centre (for which you'll need a photo ID)...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 18 September 2017

For something thats free this Museum is totally worth the visit, Theres so many things to see although abit of repetitive of similar things seems to be its draw back, so many scrolls that gets boring if your not a scroll or chinese handwriting junkee...More

Thank Shannon083
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Overall, a very well organized museum, thousands of items in one place, no entrance fee, but you need to carry a passport with you, otherwise they won't let you in, please consider wearing sport shoes, otherwise it may not be a comfortable experience at all,...More

Thank SQUALO85
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Pros: interesting displays of historical artefacts (was impressed by the Age of Empires exhibition and the collection of Qing dynasty furniture/ decorative objectives); good facilities; air-conditioned; explanations available in English. Cons: huge (I was here for nearly 2 hours but could barely finish visiting just...More

Thank YKitK
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Three hours and only got to see a fraction. Great section on art, and the history of the Jiangsu province through various dynasties. The historic part of the museum had much better English language exhibit descriptions available than the art part (though audio guides were...More

Thank Todd B
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