East of Tiananmen Square stands National Museum Of China, an inclusive institution which commemorates the nation's history and honors its culture. After years of renovation and expansion, the museum reopened in 2011 as one of world's largest modern museums. Inspect the displayed treasures exhibited in various themes such as the arts of porcelain and jade, Chinese paintings and calligraphy, dynasty furniture, and Buddhist memorabilia. The museum also houses thousands of archaeological discoveries like the 1.7 million-year-old teeth of the Yuanmou Man. In addition to exploring the exhibition halls, you can rest at tea or coffee shops, purchase souvenirs, and watch educational movies at the 700-seat theater. Plan your National Museum Of China visit and explore what else you can see and do in Beijing using our Beijing road trip planning tool.
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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..... more »
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... more »
It was established in 2003. The mission of this museum is to educate people about the arts and history of China. It is directed by the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China. It is one of the largest museums in the world. And the National museum of China is the second most visited museum in the world, just after Louvre museum.
I highly recommend this museum, if you have a couple of days or more to spend in Forbidden City and the square! Plan for at least 4 hours for the museum (free admission) and remember to take your passport with you. There is so much to see and so many incredible collections and artifacts to view! Don't skip it! I highly recommend this museum, if you have a couple of days or more to spend in Forbidden City and the square! Plan for at least 4 hours for the museum (free admission) and remember to take your passport with you. There is so much to see and so many incredible collections and artifacts to view! Don't skip it!
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