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Laogai Museum

1734 20th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1105
+1 202-730-9308
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Must see this Museum and the conditions in Chinese labor camps!

This story is not often discussed and must be told! Millions of people are enslaved in Chinese... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
Allentown, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Great resources for labor reform movement

If you are in "forced labor and human right movement" this is the place to learn about the issue... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2016
Prawet J
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Established in 2008 and relocated in 2011, our museum’s mission is to document and expose the Laogai, China’s vast, brutal and lucrative system of forced-labor prison camps. Its Party documents, prison artifacts, and video interviews preserve the memory of the Laogai’s victims and educate about the Chinese Communist government’s ongoing abuse of its own people. Free entry, self-guided tours, and bilingual signage make it ideal for DC residents and foreign and American visitors alike.
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1734 20th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1105
+1 202-730-9308
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This story is not often discussed and must be told! Millions of people are enslaved in Chinese labor camps--usually for their crimes of speaking up about injustice! And their labor is used to create cheap products for Americans and other western nations--often with unsuspecting business...More

1  Thank creativecrew
Reviewed 13 October 2016

If you are in "forced labor and human right movement" this is the place to learn about the issue. The museum focuses on labor and human right movement in China, information from around the world is also presented (including in the U.S.) The displays also...More

Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 8 September 2015

This was a very interesting inside look at some questionable/disturbing things happening over the past century and continuing today. This is reminiscent of other museums I've been to where the survivors were trying to document the horrors of a regime, such as Tuol Sleng in...More

1  Thank Tee610
Reviewed 24 April 2015

The Laogai Museum is one of those hidden gems - a small museum that lasers in on a neglected, yet critical and controversial topic - which abound in Washington, D.C., if you look hard enough. The Museum's purpose is unabashedly political. The entire museum is...More

2  Thank James W
Reviewed 31 March 2015 via mobile

This museum is a small museum with informative displays and artifacts. It gives you an insight into the forced labor camps in China without overwhelming you. This museum will leaving you thinking about this situation long after you leave. Since its small, I'd suggest combining...More

3  Thank KatieLeigh123
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 30 March 2015 via mobile

This is a small museum a few metro stops from the big museums. There are informative displays and artifacts that will make you think long after your visit. It was definitely worth the trip. Free entrance with donations accepted.

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 May 2012

I had no idea this place existed until I saw an ad in the tourist map from the hotel. The museum is very closed to Dupont Circle Metro stop. The exhibit are in both Chinese and English. Harry Wu, a dissident and former political prisoner...More

4  Thank kpbsrs
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