National Museum of China

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General Information

The National Museum of China is a museum that's purpose is to educate about the arts and history of China, the museum is situated in Beijing, China. The museum was established in 2003 after the merger of two previously separate museums, the Museum of the Chinese Revolution and the National Museum of Chinese History. It is one of the largest museums in the world and was the second most visited in the world in 2017. The museum has a permanent collection of 1,050,000 items that relate to Chinese history, with some very rare artefacts that won’t be found anywhere else in the world.

Getting there

The museum is situated on the east side of Tiananmen Square. The nearest subway stations are ‘Tiananmen East ‘ on subway line 1 or ‘Qian Men’ on subway line 2. The following buses stop close to the museum at Tiananmen 1, 2, 10, 20, 37, 52, 59, 82, 99, 120, 126 and 203.

Opening Times and Admission

The museum is open daily, 9am-5pm with the last admission set for 3.30pm. Entry to the museum is free with valid photo ID such as a passport, tickets can be collected from the ticket office. Regular museum rules apply such as no eating or drinking out of the designated areas and no luggage to be taken into the museum.

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  • 16 E Chang'an Ave, Dongcheng Qu, China
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  • +86 10 6511 6400

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