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Museums

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:11 pm
by inbeijing
Beijing has museums of all shapes and sizes, many of which will be upgraded in the next few years as part of the capital's RMB615 million program to enhance historical and cultural attractions. If you plan on taking in many of these within one year, the museum pass is extremely worthwhile.

Capital Museum - 首都博物馆
Introduction: Formerly housed in the Confucius Temple, the Capital Museum now holds sway in an undeniably cool modernist building, complete with state-of-the-art technology, thoughtful exhibits and mostly coherent English captions. Nostalgic about vanishing alleyways? The Capital Museum features reconstructions of old alleyways homes as part of its permanent exhibits about Beijing history, culture, folk customs and urban development. Don't miss the ancient bronzes, jade, porcelain, paintings and everything else you'd hope to find in a Chinese art and antiques collection.

Add: No.16 Fuxingmenwaidajie, Xicheng District
复兴门外大街16号
Tel: 6337 0491/0492
Hrs: 9:00am-4:00pm (Tue-Sun)
Website:www.capitalmuseum.org.cn


The Chinese Military History Museum - 中国军事博物馆
Introduction: With 5,000 years worth of war paraphernalia, this museum will curl the toes of any military buff. The collection includes AK-47s, flame throwers, US tanks captured during the Korean War, U2 wreckage, ancient weaponry and uniforms, as well as exhibits on the "War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression" and the war against the "Eight Power Allied Forces". If your revolutionary fervor is still not ignited, then maybe the display of socialist realist artwork will do the trick. Good place to pick up military trinkets and army souvenirs. Kids enjoy the place as well.

Add: No.9 Fuxing Road, Haidian District
海淀区复兴路9号
Tel: 6686 6244
Hrs: 8:30am-4:30pm(Tue-Sun)


Lu Xun Museum - 鲁迅博物馆
Introduction: Although he was born in Zhejiang and did some of his best work in Shanghai in the early part of the 20th century, Lu Xun, the father of modern Chinese literature, also lived in Beijing from 1912-1926, where he was a key figure in the May Fourth Movement in 1919. The museum features some of Lu's personal effects, first editions of some of his works and copies of his writings for various literary magazines. Copies of Lu's works, including his classic and biting satire, The True Story of Ah Q, are available for purchase in Chinese and other languages.

Add: 19 Gongmenkou Ertiao, Fuchengmennei
阜成门内宫门口二条19号
Tel: 6616 5651
Hrs: 9:00am-4:00pm (Tue-Sun)
Website:www.luxunmuseum.com.cn


National Museum Of Modern Chinese Literature - 中国现代文学馆
Introduction: This institution offers a one stop "shopping experience" for fans of 20th century Chinese literature. Exhibits include reproductions of writers' homes, complete with mannequins of their likeness, original manuscripts and personal effects. If you prefer real homes to model homes, many of the featured writers' houses have been preserved and turned into museums of their own.

Add: No.45 Wenxueguan Road, Wangjing
芍药居文学馆路45号
Tel: 8461 9071
Hrs: 9:00am-4:30pm(Tue-Sun)
Website:www.wxg.org.cn


Red Sandalwood Museum - 中国紫檀博物馆
Introduction: A wonderland for wood enthusiasts, this museum displays a tantalizing range of the possibilities of Burmese ebony, tropical mahogany, Indian sandalwood and other precious timbers. Most of the 1,000 handcrafted pieces are modern creations and not antiques, but that doesn't diminish the extravaganza of Forbidden City scale models or exquisitely carved furniture. If the majestic birdcages and thrones don't impress you, then perhaps the knowledge that everything was built without a single nail or screw will do the trick. The museum also doubles as a shrine to its founder, Madame Chen Lihua (one of the richest women in China), who pals around with Jackie Chan and Eastern European heads of state.

Add: No.23 Jianguo Lu, CBD/Guomao
建国路23号
Tel: 8575 2818
Hrs: 9:00am-5:00pm(Tue-Sun)
Website:www.redsandalwood.com


National Art Museum of China - 中国美术馆
Add: No.1 Wusi Dajie, Tian'anmen
五四大街1号
Tel: 6401 7076/2252
Hrs: 9:00am-4:00pm
Website:www.namoc.org


Bejing Museum of Natural History - 自然博物馆
Add: 126 Tianqiao Nanjie, Chongwen District
天桥南大街126号
Tel: 6702 4431
Hrs: 9:00am-4:00pm
Website:www.bmnh.org.cn


Science and Technology Museum - 中国科技馆
Add: No.1 Beisanhuan Zhonglu, Yonghegong
北三环中路1号
Tel: 6237 1177
Hrs: 9:00am-4:30pm(Tue-Sun)
Website:www.cstm.org.cn


Science and Technology Museum - 中国科技馆
Add: No.1 Beisanhuan Zhonglu, Yonghegong
北三环中路1号
Tel: 6237 1177
Hrs: 9:00am-4:30pm(Tue-Sun)
Website:www.cstm.org.cn


Beijing World Art Museum - 中华世纪坛世界艺术馆
Add: 9A Fuxing Road, Haidian District
复兴路甲9号
Hrs: 9:00am-5:30pm(winter)
9:00am-6:00pm(summer)
Website:www.worldartmuseum.cn


Stone Carving Museum - 石刻艺术博物馆
Add: 24 Wutasi Cun, Haidian District
五塔寺村24号
Tel: 6217 6058
Hrs: 8:30am-4:30pm


Museum of Ancient Pottery Civilization - 古陶文明博物馆
Add: 12 You'anmennei Xijie, Xuanwu District
右安门内西街12号
Tel: 6353 8811
Hrs: 10:00am-5:00pm(Tue-Sun)
Website:www.gtbwg.com

Re: Museums

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:41 am
by DIGGO
I HAVE BEEN TO Military History Museum ....WILL TRY OTHER LATERS