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Nanjing Museum (Nanjing Bowuyuan)

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Address: No.321 Zhongshan East Road, Nanjing 210004, China
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Travel back in time

It was a unique experience seeing the collections from thousands years ago to recent a hundred year. Truly amazing and rich educational experience. Some part of the museum were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Monica T
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a unique experience seeing the collections from thousands years ago to recent a hundred year. Truly amazing and rich educational experience. Some part of the museum were decorated to mimic a particular time of the year so you would feel like living back in time. You can take photos in there.

Thank Monica T
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the museum for a short trip out, which subsequently meant that we didn't get to see to much of it. I'd say to really appreciate it you would need to set a whole day aside! But, what we did see was very interesting and it was free entry!

1 Thank JennaSB
Changsha, China
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55 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

As the previous review suggests, this museum is for Nanjing, what the Louvre is for Paris. History, from the pre-historic period to the modern is tastefully done, without an overload of ceramics or relics, like you might find in the Nation Museum of Xian. The digital age, and on a lower level, a recreated Chinese street from the 1930's with... More 

1 Thank Lilijp03
Katy, Texas
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Amazing place. Multiple buildings. Chinese history from dinosaurs through all the dynasties. Complete jade burial suit, miniature scale ancient cities, pottery galore, and lots more. No way to see all in a day. About 2 P.M. there is traditional Chinese Opera on a full stage down on a lower level. You buy tea and peanuts listen and watch historic opera's.... More 

1 Thank ron m
Nanjing, China
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73 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Visited this museum with my family. All the tickets are issued via the automated ticketing machines. The museum contains exhibits from a few hundred years ago to recent history like Qing Dynasty, Nationalist Government era to Modern China. Very informative for kids and adults alike. One interesting aspect is that some of the shops in the museum are decked in... More 

Thank yihleong
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

You should definitely be here to understand the history and the culture of china. The place is definitely huge and you need some good amount of patience to go through each and every artifact and understand its significance. I especially liked the descriptions about the Qin and Ming dynasties, which are a reflection of the modern day China.

Thank Shanti Swaroop K
Turin, Italy
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

It was a very cold day in january, perfect wheather to visit a museum. Entry was free for turists, it organisedcin big rooms for the several ages, starting from dinosauria skelets to the republic

Thank Marcello-torino-2016
Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
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284 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

This modern museum was the best one I visited in China. Excellent, very interesting exhibits, and a lot of useul information to put it all in a historical context. And what's best, the museum is free! (as long as you bring your passport).

1 Thank teturtia
Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

It is the vast complex from several buildings. The main is for history, the next for ancient art (the most interesting), other one for the modern art (sculpture and 100 years old street worth visiting)

Thank Zeituni
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72 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Exit via exit 1 from Ming Palace/Minggugong (line 2) and walk all the way straight till you see the museum. free ticket is available from the counter staff by displaying your passport. the museum consists of several buildings which are connected via the underground link. my favourite exhibition would be the shanghai street as i found it quite unique and... More 

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