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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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“chinese history” (63 reviews)
“african art” (10 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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+86 10 6526 3355
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"chinese history"
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"african art"
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"basement floor"
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"free entry"
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"prehistoric times"
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"tiananmen square"
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"modern history"
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"on display"
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"several floors"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There is a big number of exhibits in the museum, including those from ancient China. When I visited the museum , there happened to be a Karl Marx exhibition.

Thank Joyce T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are so many things to observe and learn here. The museum is huge, and there are different "sections" which make it very difficult for me to give an overall rating (some deserve 4 stars, some could be 6 if possible). A truly great place...More

Thank Athena G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You will need your passport to get into Tienanmen Square, as well as to get into the museum itself.  Entry is free for the museum, but you will need to pay to see special exhibitions.  There is an interesting collection of paintings commemorating the Communist revolution on the ground floor.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A huge museum. I would start in the basement where the galleries begin chronologically through China's past beginning with cave men. There are also, exhibits of African art, America's patent system, Gifts given to China through foreign relations, ancient coins, and more. I only found...More

2  Thank where's L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am writing this note to provide some clarification about this museum which is definitely worth a visit if you like wonderful, old art objects. This museum which has more floor space than the Metropolitan Museum in New York is located on Tienanmen Square. The...More

1  Thank baywanderer
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You could spend a whole day here but if your time is limited I'd say head to the basement for historic artefacts from around China, and the section to the North side of the museum covering the 20th century history of China. Previously I queued...More

1  Thank 415katew
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

National Museum Of China - really wowed by the sheer scale of this museum. very well maintained too.

Thank Emma G
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

National Museum Of China is huge and you need time to explore everything. Since we had limited time we concentrated in the gift exhibition floor.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

On the only day of our holiday that it rained (Saturday), we thought lets go to the National Chinese museum early in the morning for a cultural indoor experience. Well so did most of the population of Beijing after queuing up in the rain for...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

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

1  Thank Steve4241
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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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