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**This establishment is temporarily closed**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...more
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I come here a few times a year. Many of the non-China collections change every few months. This is the best museum in China, and when China builds almost anything, it is world class best. Well worth a visit. On most visits, I stay about...More
The museum was our Plan B after we failed to get into the Forbidden Palace without pre-booked tickets on a Tuesday (sold out).
It still took us an hour to get from Meridian Gate into the museum, back via Tiananmen Square security. Not very clear...More
The biggest memory of this museum was its huge size and the huge queues. It was apparently the most visited museum in the world last year and we could believe that if the crowds on the day we went are typical. The ancient China exhibition...More
Yes, I know it is not fair to write a review since I didn't go inside the museum. However, maybe I can help some people in the future by sharing my experience. First, you must enter Tiananmen Square to visit this museum. In most countries,...More
I just decided to pop here on a whim, and I'm glad I did. I enjoyed seeing the exhibits, especially the Ancient China section and although greatful when there was an English translation, enjoyed looking at the artifacts even when there wasn't.
I do think...More
Definitely worth a stop if you're in Beijing. You can reserve tickets in advance (which I recommend since it can get crowded). We had a family friend who lives in China do this for us. Make sure you have your passport handy if you are...More
I see westerners complaining about this being a museum of African art or propaganda arm of communist china. I cannot blame them because this museum seems to go out of its way to make it extremely difficult for non-chinese speaking foreigner to visit. Heck, i...More
I have not been to the NM of China since its renovation, and was amazed by the transformation. But specifically I was blown away by the collections at its lower level, "Ancient China". I have never seen such quality of Chinese antiquities under one roof....More
I only visited the lower level which is about Ancient China. It had some descriptions about the different periods of Chinese history which I found interesting but each artifact itself only has one or two English words and the date. Doesn’t tell anything more. Also,...More
This museum is huge and comprises of several storeys of exhibits and permanent displays. Apparentyl it is ranked as one of the largest modern museums in the world.
There is no entrance fee, but you need to show them your passport. You need to go...More
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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
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 see it all. It is tedious to enter as there are several layers of security, but it is well worth the effort!