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Address: West Chang'an Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100017, China
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Pleasant if it's not crowded

I do enjoy museums and this one is free so I went. It wasn’t the most exciting museum I’ve been to but there were hardly any people and again it’s free with your passport. It’s... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 June 2016
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Beijing, China
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

A small part of the museum is open still, if you can find it round the side of the building, displaying I think a timeline of red army struggles, but don't except much english! Not worth it unless you are in the area already.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This place has been under rehab construction for over 5 years, with no end in sight. A small outside display of military equipment that looks like a junk yard. Because it is located next to the People's Liberation Army Military Headquarter there maybe other things going on. Just saying.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

As a militaria and history buff this museum was high on my list for things to see in Beijing. I made sure to double check their opening hours on their official website and tried to visit on wednesday, september 7th. The museum is very easy to reach by going to the metro station named Military Museum and taking exit A.... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Even under construction fun to visit. It tells the Chinese view of the eorld, which is really interesting. I personally will return when the refurbishment is finished next year.

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

I do enjoy museums and this one is free so I went. It wasn’t the most exciting museum I’ve been to but there were hardly any people and again it’s free with your passport. It’s also very easy to find as it’s right off the subway with the name of the subway stop being the same, Military Museum. I was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

This does have a limited number of exhibits in outside hangers whilst renovations are going on inside, but for a free attraction it is worth an hour or so of your time. I like the idea that the cars, tanks and planes look a bit dusty and weather beaten, it gives an air of authenticity. Remember to take your passport... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

Unfortunately the museum is currently being renovated so many exhibits can't be seen. There are still lots of military equipment displayed outside at this site which may be of interest to some. There is little English. If you're in Beijing long term wait until the museum is finished, perhaps visit the PLA Tank museum in the north of Beijing instead.... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Very disappointed! Old pieces of junk. There is nothing newer than 50 years in exhibit here. Not worth your time.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

The best thing I can say about it is it's free. This is a small exhibit that is all outdoors. There is very little Chinese hardware on display. There are lots of American tanks,(as well as other nationalities) and a few airplanes. Other than the names, all of the descriptions are in Chinese so you can't read about any of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

My son and I visited the Military Museum, by taking the subway. The museum is easily identifiable by a red star on top of a five story building. We arrived at 8am and there were already long lines awaiting the 8:30am opening. We queued for 30 minutes before gaining entry. Please note that entry is free, but passports are required.... More 

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