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The National Museum of Chinese History

There is a grand building that locates in the east side of Tian’anmen Square and stands far apart facing the People's Congress Hall. The building is called Chinese History Museum and China Revolutionary Museum. It was started to build on 1958 and completed on 1959, which is one of the Ten Great Buildings as contributions to 10th Anniversary of the National Day.

The construction acreage of the whole building is 69,000 square meters. While its height is 40 meters, the length from its north to south is 313 meters, while the length from east to west is 149 meters.

The main entrance is composed of 11 big square-pillar-type porches and two huge gate piers in 39 meters height that are featured with nationality style.

The boundary between the History Museum and the Revolutionary Museum is the central hall. Each of the two parts occupies a half of the building respectively.

In the south, it is History Museum with the exhibition acreage of 8,000 square meters. It treasured up more than 300,000 cultural relics. Among which, China General History Exhibition (Ancient time part) is its basic exhibition. The content of the exhibition includes over 9, 000 cultural relics and documents ranging from Yuan Mou Ape-man of 1.7 million years ago to the Opium War in 1840, which has higher historic and artistic values.


Address and Bus Routes: East side of Tian’anmen Square. Bus 1, 2, 4, 10, 20, 54, 57, 120, 802, T4.

Telephone: 010-65128901

Opening Time: 8:30-16:30 Monday to Sunday

Ticket: 30 yuan (US$3.6)


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