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  • Address: 16 East Chang'an Street, Beijing, China 100006
  • Hours: 9am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday

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National Museum of China Tours

The National Museum of China is the largest museum in the country, and one of the largest in the world. It features rotating exhibits exploring the history of China, from the Opium Wars and founding of the Communist Party, to the Sino-French and Sino-Japanese Wars. It also covers the Chinese Revolution of 1911, as well as the social unrest of 1989.

A history buff’s dream, the museum’s collection is vast, extending to a million items that range from replicas of a Peking man’s bones, to scientific instruments from the 18th and 19th centuries. It also feature many hundreds of decorative artefacts such as porcelain items, bronzes, pottery, lacquerware, textiles, and various artworks.

Located to the east of Tiananmen Square – a popular highlight on Beijing day tours – the National Museum of China is easily reached from most places in the city.

Insider’s Tip: While entrance into the museum is free, daily admittance is limited, so you may want to consider reserving a ticket online in advance. Security is extremely tight, so expect numerous security checkpoints and lots of time waiting in line – and don’t forget to take valid photo ID.

Practical Info

The National Museum of China sits to the east of Tiananmen Square, opposite the Great Hall of the People. Take Line 1 of the subway to Tiananmen East, or Line 2 to Qianmen.

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