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National Museum Of China: Tours & Tickets

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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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No.16 East Chang'an Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
+86 10 6526 3355
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2019
28  Thank InnaYYZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank PipPaul W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Adam S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Calvin C
Reviewed 29 July 2019

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

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Kirsty H
Reviewed 11 July 2019

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

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank readerwriter13
Reviewed 5 July 2019

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

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank fivedollah
Reviewed 29 June 2019

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

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank urbandweller39
Reviewed 29 June 2019

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

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Monica B
Reviewed 24 June 2019

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

Date of experience: June 2019
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Ian G
10 October 2018|
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Response from lewish725 | Reviewed this property |
Would recommend to go to the entrance on the right as it tends to be quicker. Easily accessible inside, lots of elevators and flat surfaces, wheelchairs are available.
Stella S
10 July 2017|
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Response from beagleshnout | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. There are no photo restrictions in the National Museum of China
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