China People's Revolution Military Museum
Essentials of the China People's Revolution Military Museum
Chinese Name: 中国人民革命军事博物馆 Pronunciation: Zhōnɡɡuó Rénmín Gémìnɡ Jūnshì Bówùɡuǎn
Building Time: 1959
Recommended Visiting Time: 2-3 Hours
Address: No. 9, Fuxing Road, Haidian District, Beijing, China
Exhibition Area: About 60,000 square meters
Building Function: Collecting, researching, and displaying military relics, data, and documents.
1. All visitors are required to make a real-name reservation and appointments.
2. Visitors can reserve valid tickets within ten days through the official website, WeChat public account (account:zgjsbwg), App, phone calls (only individuals, 010-66866244). Group reservation needs to make a reservation through the official platforms with corresponding materials.
3. Visitors can make only one reservation a day using the second-generation ID, and passport, and Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan identity cards.
Opening Hours: 9:00-17:00 (Admission stops at 16:00)
Note: The museum is closed on Monday (except on statutory holidays)
Introduction of the China People's Revolution Military Museum
The Main Entrance
The Military Museum of the Chinese People’s Revolution (Chinese Military Museum) is the first comprehensive military museum in China, officially opened in 1960, and it is one of the top ten buildings in the capital marking the 10th Anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
Its main building is about 94.7 meters high and each of the north and south buildings has four floors. On the top of the main building, there is the emblem, with a diameter of six meters, of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
There are 43 exhibition halls housed in the museum, dedicated to collecting, researching, and displaying the relics, documents, and data reflecting military struggle courses and achievements under the leading of the Communist Party of China (CPC), as well as those reflecting the 5,000-year military history of the Chinese nation and the world military history.
The museum regularly holds different kinds of thematic, current, or commemorative exhibitions, receives guests from home and abroad, and organizes relevant academic researches and business exchanges with museums at home and abroad.
Weapons, military uniforms, badges, military arts, etc., are the characteristic relics of the museum. There are over 180,000 sets of relics in the museum, among which 1,793 sets of first-grade ones. There are a lot of display relics in the museum, such as planes, artillery, badges, coins, pottery, porcelain, clothing, flags, etc.
Development of the China People's Revolution Military Museum
In 1962, Chairman Mao Zedong wrote the name for the museum.
In 1979, China’s first artificial earth satellite “Dong Fang Hong 1” was collected by the museum.
In 1997, the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China claimed the museum as the “National Patriotism Education Demonstration Base”.
In 2008, the museum was first opened for free to the public and was awarded as a national first-grade museum.
In December 2017, the museum was selected as the “Second Batch of China’s 20th Century Architectural Heritage”. In the same month, the museum was listed as one of the national research and practice education bases and camps for primary and middle school students by the Chinese Ministry of Education.
Exhibitions in the China People's Revolution Military Museum
Sculptures of CPC
Exhibition of the CPC-Led Revolutionary Wars
This exhibition mainly displays the brilliant courses and tremendous success in the New Democratic Revolution led by the Communist Party of China from 1921 to 1949. With an area of 6,300 square meters, it includes six exhibition halls, located on the east and west sides of the second floor respectively, covering 1,200 photos and charts, more than 2,400 cultural relics, 43 artworks, and 94 rolls of calligraphy.
Exhibition of Weapons
The exhibition is divided into three parts. In the central hall of the basement, tanks, armored vehicles, various types of artillery, U-2 aircraft wreckage, and Hongqi 2 missile are displayed. Planes, missiles, and ships are shown in the central hall on the first floor.
Pistols, rifles, submachine guns, ammunition, etc., are displayed on the second floor. With an area of 18,500 square meters, it mainly exhibits over 2,500 weapons and equipment used, seized, and developed by the Chinese army.
Exhibition of Chinese Military History
Chinese Ancient Cannon
Located on the east side of the first floor, the exhibition contains three halls with an area of 3,152 square meters, exhibiting about 470 photos and charts, 1,300 cultural relics, 60 artworks, and 130 rolls of calligraphy.
It focuses on wars and army building of past dynasties from the Pre-Qin(about 2.5 million yeas ago) period to the Republic of China, covering war practice, the military system, weapons and equipment, military thoughts, etc.
Red Memory: Exhibition of Artistic Works on Revolutions
Located on the north side of the third floor, the exhibition includes three halls. With an area of 3,693 square meters, it highlights the works of art with revolutionary military themes housed in the museum, including an oil painting hall, a sculpture hall, and a traditional Chinese painting hall with 140 artworks.
Exhibition of Military Technology
The exhibition contains six exhibition halls, located on the basement, first floor, and second floor, with a total area of 7,500 square meters. Among the military content on the exhibit, there are many special ones with military value, such as army heavy weaponry technology, navy weaponry technology, air force weaponry technology, and missile weaponry technology.
Inflammable and explosive substances, controlled instruments, and other dangerous materials are strictly prohibited inside the museum. Large bags (excluding backpacks) are not allowed in the museum, and storage for luggage is available.
Intoxicated people, visitors inappropriately dressed, and people without capacities of civil conduct are not allowed to enter the museum. Children under 14 years old shall be accompanied by an adult.
Videotaping inside the exhibition halls is not permitted. The use of tripods and flash when taking photos is not permitted.
Free wheelchair, baby carriage, baby care room, direct drinking water services are provided.
Take bus 1, 21, 52, 65, 68, 78, 94, or 308 and get off at the Junshibowuguan Station(the Military Museum Station).
Take Metro Line 1 or Line 9, get off at the Junshibowuguan Station (the Military Museum Station) and exit A.
Chinese: 请带我去中国人民革命军事博物馆。English: Please take me to the China People's Revolution Military Museum.
If you go to the China People's Revolution Military Museum from the center of Beijing (Grand Hyatt Beijing), it takes about 30 minutes (about 30 yuan).
If you go to the China People's Revolution Military Museum from Beijing Daxing International Airport, it takes about 1 hour (about 180 yuan).
If you go to the China People's Revolution Military Museum from Beijing Capital International Airport, it takes about 1 hour (about 105 yuan).
If you go to the China People's Revolution Military Museum from Beijing West Train Station, it takes about 10 minutes (about 20 yuan).
If you go to the China People's Revolution Military Museum from Beijing South Railway Station, it takes about 25 minutes (about 35 yuan).
China People's Revolution Military Museum
authorName23242: Yahui Zhao
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