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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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No.16 East Chang'an Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
+86 10 6526 3355
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Reviewed 4 days ago

To visit this place if you are a tourist you have to You have to wait in the queue and show your passport to take a free ticket. The estimate time for this for us was about two hour! The place was crowded and they...More

Thank Sep S
Reviewed 6 days ago

The largest museum in the world. Fairly spare collection. Good exhibit of porcelain, Chinese coins. Interesting exhibit of state gifts. The highlight for me was the Central Hall, glorifying the Chinese Revolution. Colossal paintings, lurid style. Starts with Sun Yat Sen, covers the Long March,...More

Thank Chuck S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its free entrance, and you can book the entrance ticket via online to avoid any disappointment due to limited tickets daily. Its a good place to visit in the afternoon especially during the hot summer day.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The security level at this building is quite ridiculous. Our bags were checked thoroughly and they wanted to through away our sunscreen. The waiting lines for getting your free tickets can be huge. O, if you are a foreigner: you cab only get your ticket...More

Thank François V
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to this museum with my boyfriend. we were very excited to see what this museum had in store, as the building is extremely impressive, and as it’s name suggests, it is the National Museum of China. However, we were thoroughly disappointed. We both...More

Thank lizzyallen95
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great opportunity to see Rembrandt works and also a Vermeer. Well managed. Many security barriers to go through. Carrying ID is must. Also advertised as free, but a RMB 50 per person required.

Thank spc354
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's free to enter with ID so make sure to bring your passport along and be prepared to be shepherded around different queues to enter from Tiananmen Square. Once inside, the size of the building is very impressive: it's absolutely huge! Starting on the top...More

Thank TheOExpress
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extensive security process , including requiring your passport and two bag checks. Arbitrary process -one of our group was prevented from entering because she wore thongs! But we hid her feet by surrounding her, and she passed thru the second screening anyway! At the risk...More

Thank sfmaria101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, a few notes if you plan to visit: - You can reserve your ticket on their website a few days in advance. Otherwise, you can pick up a ticket when you get there (check their ticket window hours). - Entrance is free, but special...More

Thank leonchang2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all remember to take with you your Passport or ID or ARC, other ways you will not be admitted. The same for Tienanmen Square and Forbidden City. The size of this Museum is really impressive, if I say huge, i cannot give you...More

Thank Lucia M
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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.
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
3 June 2015|
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Response from Andreas H | Reviewed this property |
No need.just keep the passport with you :)