The National Museum of China is the highest institution representing the collection, research, display, and interpretation of representative material evidence that can fully reflect China's excellent traditional culture, revolutionary culture, and advanced socialist culture.

The predecessor of the National Museum of China can be traced back to the Preparatory Office of the National Museum of History established in 1912. In 2003, according to the decision of the central government, the National Museum of Chinese History and the Museum of the Chinese Revolution were merged into the National Museum of China. In 2007, the National Museum of China started the reconstruction and expansion project, and the new museum was completed and opened in March 2011. The new building retains the west, north and south facades of the original old building. The new museum has a total land area of ​​70,000 square meters, a building height of 42.5 meters, 5 floors above ground, 2 floors underground, 48 exhibition halls, and a construction area of ​​nearly 200,000 square meters.

The National Museum of China currently has a collection of more than 1.4 million items, covering ancient cultural relics, modern and modern cultural relics, books and rare books, artworks and other categories. Among them, there are 815,000 pieces (sets) of ancient cultural relics, 340,000 pieces (sets) of modern cultural relics, more than 240,000 pieces (sets) of rare books and ancient books, and a total of nearly 6,000 pieces (sets) of first-class cultural relics. In recent years, especially since the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the National Museum of China has intensified the collection of representative evidence reflecting revolutionary culture and contemporary advanced culture, openly collecting cultural relics collections from the public, collecting an average of about 50 sets of ancient cultural relics each year, and modern cultural relics , More than 1,000 sets of objects and artworks.

The exhibitions of the National Museum of China include three series of basic exhibitions, special exhibitions, and temporary exhibitions, forming a three-dimensional exhibition system covering themed exhibitions, basic exhibitions, special exhibitions, and temporary exhibitions. Among them, "Ancient China", "Road to Rejuvenation" and "New Era Part of the Road to Rejuvenation" are the basic displays of the National Museum. An important place for values. The special exhibitions are mainly based on the collection of cultural relics, including more than ten special exhibitions such as ancient Chinese bronzes, Buddha statues, jade, porcelain, modern classic art works, and African wood carvings. Temporary exhibitions include two categories: self-planned exhibitions and introduced exchange exhibitions, covering many aspects such as history and culture, fine cultural relics, archaeological discoveries, classic art works, regional culture, and international exchanges, with an average of more than 40 exhibitions held every year. In 2018, the number of visitors to the National Museum reached more than 8.61 million, creating a record high for visitors. It is one of the most popular museums in the world. Especially during the period of "Great Changes - Large-scale Exhibition Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Reform and Opening Up", the National Museum received more than 4.23 million visitors. This exhibition, which showcases the miracles and great changes in the land of China in the past 40 years, has not only become the focus of media attention at home and abroad, but also set a new record for exhibition arrangement, exhibition viewing and response, setting a new benchmark for large-scale exhibition activities.

The National Museum of China has rich research resources, a solid research foundation and a strong research force, and is the industry leader in the development of domestic museums.

Since 2018, in accordance with the principle of "not seeking what is hidden, but what is exhibited, open cooperation, mutual benefit and win-win", we have established strategic partnerships with many cultural and museum institutions, institutions and universities at home and abroad to jointly carry out academic research and hold cultural relics High-quality exhibitions, seminars, post-doctoral scientific research workstations, and the establishment of two international organizations, the BRICS National Museum Alliance and the Silk Road Museum Alliance, strive to promote socialist core values, enhance cultural self-confidence, promote exchanges and mutual learning between Chinese and foreign civilizations, and build Play a greater role and make greater contributions to the socialist cultural power.

opening hours

All year round Tuesday to Sunday 09:00-17:00 (last admission 16:00) Closed on Monday; Chinese legal holidays 09:00-17:00 (last admission 16:00)

Service Facilities

luggage storage:Reference price: Luggage packages under 30 cm, 2 yuan for each storage; 30-60 cm luggage, 5 yuan for each storage; luggage over 60 cm and items registered in the "Item Storage Registration Form", each time The storage fee is 10 yuan; address: the front desk of the luggage storage office; 1. The luggage storage area of ​​the museum is a temporary storage place for the audience, and visitors who are not visiting the museum are not allowed to use it; 2. Trolley boxes and suitcases carried by the audience And all packages and other items with a size larger than 40 cm must be deposited, and the storage place provides paid storage services; 3. Before depositing the bags, the audience should consciously accept the safety inspection, and do not store flammable, explosive and corrosive chemicals and are prohibited by the state Items that have not passed the security inspection will not be stored; 4. Cash, jewelry, fragile and fragile items such as valuables are not allowed to be stored in the bag storage; 5. Visitors who store special items such as electronic products and various collectibles need to Fill in the "Registration Form for Storage of Items" truthfully and sign it in person before depositing it. The depositor shall be responsible for any damage to the item; 6. The audience should keep the storage bag hand card properly and retrieve the stored object with the hand card. If the hand card in the storage bag is lost, you should go through the loss reporting procedures immediately (you need to pay the hand card cost of 20 yuan). 7. The property loss caused by the loss of the hand card will be borne by the depositor; 8. All access procedures must be done in At the front desk of the bag depository, it is forbidden to enter the bag storage room; 9. Please take out the stored items before 17:00 on the same day, and you will not go through the procedures for picking up the bags after the museum is closed; 10. If you do not pick up the items on the day, you will be charged according to the charging standard every 8 hours 11. Deterioration and natural damage of retained items shall be borne by the owner of the item. (The staff has the right to destroy food items that have deteriorated during storage, etc.) Items that have not been taken away for more than a week will be deemed discarded and the staff will destroy them.
Scenic spot explanation:During the epidemic period, the manual explanation service will be suspended.
Explainer rental:During the epidemic period, the audio guide equipment rental service is suspended.
stroller rental:Reference price: free to use, valid certificates and a deposit of 500 yuan are required; address: National Expo Service Desk (location: at the entrance of the north gate)
wheelchair rental:Reference price: free to use, a deposit of 500 yuan is required; address: National Expo Service Desk at the entrance of the north gate; valid certificates are required
bathroom:There are men's and women's restrooms on each floor for tourists to use
Infant room:Address: South side of Guobo West Hall
FOOD:The catering service area for the audience is set up in the food space of the National Expo under the ramps on the south and north sides of the west gate of the National Museum of China, the food center on the B1 floor of the theater in the museum, and the coffee shop in the preface hall of Fuxing Road. Warm reminder: In order to ensure the safety of the exhibition hall environment and cultural relics, Any drinks and food cannot be brought into the exhibition hall for consumption.
Souvenir gift shop:Cultural and creative products sales area: the north side of the west gate, the east side of the first floor, the north and south sides of the third floor, and the ancient Chinese tail hall.
vending machine:There are more than ten automatic beverage and food vending machines on each floor of the museum, providing the audience with more than ten kinds of hot and cold drinks such as mineral water and beverages, as well as various light meal services such as hamburgers and microwave lunch boxes to meet the different needs of the audience. Reminder: In order to ensure the environment of the exhibition hall and the safety of cultural relics, any drinks and food cannot be brought into the exhibition hall for consumption.

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