Getting Here


No. 16 East Chang'an Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 (East side of Tian'anmen Square)

Bus Route:
You can take the No.1, No.2, No. 52, No. 82, No.120 buses, or Sightseeing Line 2, Tourist Bus Line 1 and Line 2 and get off at Tian'anmen East Station.

You can take Metro Line 1, get off at Tian'anmen East Station, and exit the station through Exit C or D.


Entering The Museum:

The admission to the museum is free. If you are not a Chinese citizen, please bring your passport to the kiosk located at the northwest entrance* of the museum, where you can get a ticket free of charge, valid on the day of issuance.

Charged Exhibitions:

Some temporary exhibitions in the museum require a paid ticket. You will find information about the tickets at the service desk at the west grand hall, the official website, and the exhibition page on the official WeChat platform. You will be able to purchase tickets at the entrance of each exhibition.

Please Note: the northwest entrance of the museum is located at the east side of Tian'anmen Square. You will need to pass Tian'anmen Square security checkpoint to arrive.

Notice to Visitors

Valid ID documents are required to enter the museum during the opening hours.
Visitors must go through security check. Prohibited items and pets must not be brought into the museum.
Applications must be filed for organizing activities in the museum such as lectures, surveys and video recording, and the activities can be organized only upon approval.

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You may take photos in exhibitions displaying NMC’s collections; you are kindly reminded not to use flashlight, selfie stick or tripod.

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Hand luggage shall be deposited after security check before entering the museum (costs based on the size of the package).

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Floor Plan

Guided Tours

Multi-media Guides

Food and Services