Extensive Collection in One Massive Building
This sprawling museum has a collection that will take nearly the whole day to fully experience. We advise buying a guidebook (with maps!) and plotting your own route, as English signage is, at times, inconsistent. The ancient Chinese exhibits are beautifully presented, with plenty of historic objects on display. The sequential flow of the exhibits allow foreign visitors to make some sense out of the chaotic nature of Chinese history. Watch out for the propaganda-laden modern section, which is certainly not to everyone's taste. Tickets are free, with passport.
By Lisa Gay
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16 E Chang'an Ave, Dongcheng Qu, China
+86 10 6511 6400
Tue - Sun 9am - 4:30pm