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National Museum of China
Beijing Top 1 in Must-Visit Museums

2,941 Reviews
Open Open on Tue-Sun,9:00am-5:00pm;Closed on Mon;Open from 9:00am-5:00pm during Chinese public holidays
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 3-4 hours
Address: East side of Tiananmen Square, No. 16 Dongchang'an Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Official website:
Phone: 010-65116400 010-65116400-ff089:00-16:00-ff09

What people are saying:

The museum building itself is grand. I cannot say I enjoyed my visit to the museum. I was a little underwhelmed by what I saw, this is probably due to the fact that all the inscriptions were in Chinese so I did not understand the history or relevance of the objects on display. it is important to note that in order to visit the Museum you need to pre book an appointment online otherwise you can’t go in.

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  • jane5D

    Not foreigners friendly!

    We were very excited to go there, but then, what a surprise: It’s not opened for foreigners! Indeed this is what they told us in the entrance: “Because of the Coronavirus, foreigners are not allowed t...

    Reviewed on /Date(1604080950000+0800)/
  • BettyGrm

    Only for chinese

    If you are foreigner, save some nerves and simply forget about going inside. It was a rainy day so we looked for some indoor activity. They were seding us from one door to another, we needed to go thr...

    Reviewed on /Date(1601039780000+0800)/
  • KodoDrummer
    Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Urals District

    Historical gem

    Great place to learn about the history of China, and view it fine collection of works of art, including sculptures and other artifacts. I sometimes go multiple times per year, as many exhibits are tem...

    Reviewed on /Date(1580360436000+0800)/
  • Kai_Wah
    Singapore, Asia

    Description/ Narration in Chinese

    It’s a free entry museum opposite Tiananmen Square. The exhibitions are mainly described and narrated in Chinese. Hence, foreigners may have difficulty understanding the history narrated in the museum...

    Reviewed on /Date(1574252956000+0800)/
  • jaquesfamily

    Worth a look

    Take your passport to the ticket office, and they will issue you a free ticket. Security is tight and you’ll have your bag searched and be patted down. Once you get in, the first thing that hits you ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1574188532000+0800)/

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Additional Information


The National Museum of China next to Tiananmen Square is home to many of China's national treasures such as the Four Goat Square Zun and Simuwu Square Cauldron. At the museum, you can view the terracotta warriors of Shaanxi, the sanxingdui masks of Sichuan, and the beast heads of the Summer Palace. Many national treasures that people usually only read about are there for you to see. The museum is divided into five floors with a total of 48 exhibition halls. They have a collection of more than a million items and it takes at least a whole day to explore the museum thoroughly.
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Available Amenities

󰄢Luggage storage
󰄬Guided tour
󰄦Audio guide rental
󰄝Stroller rental
󰄫Wheelchair rental
󰄨Smoking area
󰄥Gift shop
󰄮Vending machine
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