Military Museum in Beijing

Why is the Military Museum in Beijing so Special?

Military Museum of the Chinese People’s Revolution or China People’s Revolution Military Museum displays restored military equipment from the history of the People’s Liberation Army, up to and including modern-day machinery. One of the Ten Great Buildings erected in celebration of the ten-year anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, construction of the museum began in October 1958 and ended in 1960.

Where is the Military Museum in Beijing?

Military Museum of the Chinese People’s Revolution is located in No. 9 Fuxing Road, Haidian District, Beijing.

How to Get There

  • Take Subway Line 1 or Line 9 and get off at Junshi Bowuguan (Military Museum) Station. Get out from Exit A and you can see the museum.
  • Take bus 1, 21, 52, 65, 68, 78, 85, 94, 99, 308, or Fast Transit Line 31 or Special Line 18 and get off at Junshi Bowuguan Station.

Main Features

The Military Museum mainly displays military history combined with military technology and military arts. It puts an emphasis on the display of China’s revolutionary war, China’s defense, army buildings and weapons. China’s ancient military display, military technology display, military display and temporary display are also included. There are some exhibition halls.

Ancient Wars Hall

According to the ancient wars’ history, in this hall, you can get the acknowledgement of every important war, excellent militarists, generals and soldiers in China’s history. You can see the bronze weapons which were indispensable during spring and autumn periods, the Warring States period, and the Xia, Shang and Zhou dynasties. Moreover, you can experience the ancient people’s intelligence from the firearms used in the Tang and Song dynasties and the book of Sun Zi Bing Fa.

Modern Wars Hall

The exhibition contents of the Modern Wars hall are divided into five parts: Opium War, Taiping Heavenly Kingdom war, the war against the partition of China by the powers, the revolutionary war against the Qing Dynasty, and the war against the rule of the Northern Warlords. In addition to reflecting the important wars in modern China, there are dozens of famous military figures such as Lin Zexu, and the contents of China’s military modernization, such as the establishment of modern military industry, the preparation of modern navy and the reform of the military system in the late Qing Dynasty.

Anti-Japanese War Hall

This hall mainly shows us the anti-Japanese war history from July 1937 to August 1945 on the basis of the organization of the Chinese Communist Party and second cooperation with Kuomintang (KMT). The exhibits reflect the significant role of the eighth route, the new fourth armies and South China’s anti-Japanese guerrillas in the war of resistance against Japanese aggression under the lead of the Communist Party of China.

War of Liberation Hall

The duration of the War of Liberation was four years from 1945 to 1949. With the national people’s support, the Communist Party of China eliminated 8 million armed forces of Kuomintang (KMT) and overthrew the domination of imperialism, feudalism and bureaucratic capitalism after three tough stages — the strategic defensive, strategic stalemate and the strategic counter-offensive. Finally, it set up the Republic of China.

Weapons Hall

The weapons are classified according to the type of equipment, showing the development and expansion of the people’s army of China. There are nearly 300 large-size weapons and more than 1700 light weapons. This exhibition is displayed in 3 areas- the basement, the first floor and the east, west and south winding corridors of the second floor.

Useful Travel Tips

  • Admission Fee: Free
  • How to Get Tickets: 
    Get a ticket by showing your passport on visiting day at the ticket office.
    Make a reservation on the official website with your passport, and get the ticket on the appointed visiting day at the ticket office with your passport.
  • Opening Hours: 9:00 ~ 17:00
  • Stop offering tickets at 16:00.

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