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Great Wall Museum

In Shanhaiguan District, Shanhaiguan District, Qinhuangdao 066200, China
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In Shanhaiguan District, Shanhaiguan District, Qinhuangdao 066200, China
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

Well, if you are in already in the walled city area, it is near the "1st Pass Under Heaven" gate. It's free, so why not stop in. To get a ticket, just show your passport and head on in. It is well laid out, with...More

1  Thank Cameron C
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Don´t miss this museum. It is very interesting if u r interested in history of The Great Wall. And it is free, what is not usual in China :)

Thank rsanitra
Reviewed 8 October 2015

I have visited several sections of the Great Wall and I have to say that this museum gave me the best explanation of the Great Wall construction, locations, and history. It is a small museum, but well-organized and maintained. If you are already in the...More

Thank Alice B
Reviewed 27 July 2015

My son and I visited this museum, but had a bit of difficulty finding it. The directions from the railway station are as follows: (1) walk straight from the railway to the shanhaiguan fortress gate (2) do not enter the fort, as the museum is...More

1  Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 13 March 2015

This is a great treat, a free and marvellously well presented set of artefacts and images following the timeline of the wall and indeed its geographic history. The displays are well done and most have English translation with them, the construction details, development of weapons,...More

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Really enjoyed this, wasn't expecting much as it's a free museum on the way to a paid attraction [I wouldn't bother with the First Heaven's Pass, much better Wall options are available]. The museum is packed with exhibits and information, in Mandarin and English, and...More

1  Thank tsferguson
Reviewed 22 June 2013

This museum is very well done and documents the building of the great wall very well. It is free, Don't waist your time and money on the gate go here.

Thank Hans S
Reviewed 10 June 2013

next time when I take my parents to go there we will probably won't visit it - to tell the truth - nothing special:)

2  Thank Andrey M
Reviewed 4 August 2012

A definite must visit if you are interested in the history of the Great Wall! It's free and visit it only after you went to the First Pass Under Heaven as you will not be able to get into the First Pass Under Heaven after...More

3  Thank AndyStorm
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