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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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  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“chinese history” (62 reviews)
“free entry” (20 reviews)
“african art” (9 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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No.16 East Chang'an Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
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"chinese history"
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"free entry"
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"african art"
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"security check"
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"permanent exhibition"
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"special exhibit"
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"pre history"
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"prehistoric times"
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"tiananmen square"
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"english descriptions"
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"on display"
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"modern history"
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"several floors"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The size of this museum is incredible. Entry is free, just remember to bring your passport. Several of the permanent exhibits include English translations, and others are impressive even if you can't always figure out the details. Naturally there is a fairly significant propaganda section...More

Thank Steve4241
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent museum, collection of artifacts. If you want to really see everything in detail, you will need more than one day. So much to see. We only picked a few exhibits to focus on, but there was so much more. Free entry, but must present...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Myself and my partner came to the museum after failing to visit it on our previous trip to Beijing. Be sure to take your ID and enter through the right of the building as the lines are generally much more quiet. Refreshments are available inside,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a free museum next to Tiananmen Square. Go to the accident China exhibit on the lower level. The exhibit is set up to go in a clockwise rotation ( go to the left). Probably the best museum I have ever been to. Notes-...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't sure what to expect given that it was free entry, but was pleasantly surprised. There is a massive amount of content, everything is well presented, it's accessible to foreigners, and its an interesting view of China's history. Definitely worth the visit.

Thank JCFlash
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

so good!!!! After pass the security check, when you see it, you will feel amazing! I learn ancient Chinese culture a lot.when I see the ancient precious in this museum. painting, bronze ware and porcelain is much more beautiful than photos.I'll remember them forever. but...More

Thank s5weisr2014
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting and well-presented museum. We had to queue for ages and you need to have your passport with you to get in...but it's free! I really enjoyed the exhibitions on ancient Chinese culture.

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

We only had a short time there so we only got to visit the ancient China exhibit. It was very interesting to see the eastern viewpoint of things. It is located right next to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. It's definitely worth a visit.

Thank Kevin T
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

This museum is a very interesting museum with many interesting topics about China's history. Because it used to be called the History Museum of China, there are a lot of exhibits about the past. The only bad part about the museum is that when we...More

Thank Jacob Y
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

The museum is amazing,it is bigger. In front to the forbidden City. Since airport you can go at metro.

Thank Carlitos I
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Stella S
10 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.
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robandlil
19 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
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Pathi_D
3 June 2015|
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Response from Andreas H | Reviewed this property |
No need.just keep the passport with you :)
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