Notice on Temporary Closure of the National Museum of China

Dear visitors,

In order to coordinate with the activities in the surrounding areas, the National Museum of China will be closed to the public from June 25 to July 1, 2021. We will reopen on July 2, 2021.

Sorry for the inconvenience caused to your visit and thank you for your understanding.

National Museum of China

June 16, 2021

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.


Notice on the orderly opening of the National Museum of China

Dear visitors:

The NMC opens to the public from Tuesday to Sunday and closes on Monday (except for public holidays). Its opening hours are from 9:00 to 17:30 (last admission at 16:30).

In accordance with the regulations on conducting regular epidemic prevention, all visitors must make online appointments (with different time slots available). Please make your appointments 1-7 days in advance and plan your visit properly.

We welcome visitors to make online appointments through our official website or official WeChat platform.

Official Website:

Official WeChat Platform:

(Please scan the QR code above, scroll down and click “Visits”, and access the “Reservation” page.)

Inquiries: 010-65116400 (9:00-16:30)

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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