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Nanjing Museum (Nanjing Bowuyuan)

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Address: No.321 Zhongshan East Road, Nanjing 210004, China
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Phone Number: +86 25 8480 2119
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Excellent free historical museum

This modern museum was the best one I visited in China. Excellent, very interesting exhibits, and a lot of useul information to put it all in a historical context. And what's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
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Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This modern museum was the best one I visited in China. Excellent, very interesting exhibits, and a lot of useul information to put it all in a historical context. And what's best, the museum is free! (as long as you bring your passport).

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is the vast complex from several buildings. The main is for history, the next for ancient art (the most interesting), other one for the modern art (sculpture and 100 years old street worth visiting)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exit via exit 1 from Ming Palace/Minggugong (line 2) and walk all the way straight till you see the museum. free ticket is available from the counter staff by displaying your passport. the museum consists of several buildings which are connected via the underground link. my favourite exhibition would be the shanghai street as i found it quite unique and... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the Nanjing Museum. I am from the United States, but am living in China and enjoy visiting Nanjing's cultural attractions. The history and culture I found here were stunning. It is a great attraction, but you need several days to see it all!

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Orpington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent about 2 hours here which was about right for me. There is a fascinating history of Chinese civilization which was extremely useful. The museum is massive and there are many parts of it unused or closed for the creation of temporary exhibits. There are extensive displays of paintings and sculptures by Chinese artists of the 19th and 20th... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Since my first trip here many years ago the museum has been enlarged and improved, entry is free except for the changing special exhibitions and the labeling is good and informative.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

It is a museum but a gorgeous one The relics are well labelled and in English which is most helpful It is worth the visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I visited the Nanjing Museum on October 1st. The place looks small from the outside but it's actually very large and needs a whole day.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Went on a Saturday at lunch time, we did the Replubican period first. The mock up street scene evoked the period in the 20's. It was interesting to pop in some of the stores that were selling souvenirs and snacks. However, it was fairly crowed to make it enjoyable. We decided to go to the gallery of history. It was... More 

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Huangshan, China
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This museum was a little lacking in history, but had a LOT of pots from every era of Jiangsu history. There were some placards describing the era when the artifacts in the room were found, but there wasn't much historical background given on things - not sure if the audio tour helped at all or not but we didn't buy... More 

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