The Joy of Museums

Finding Meaning in Art & History

The National Museum of China

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The National Museum of China is located at the eastern side of Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China. The museum’s mission is to provide educate about the arts and history of China. It is directed by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China. It is one of the largest museums in the world.

Among the many historical, cultural and specimen objects in The National Museum of China the following are highlights:

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To help you better appreciate The National Museum of China the following guides will be helpful:

Essential Facts:

  • Name:                 The National Museum of China
  • Inaugurated:     2003
  • Collection size:  1 million objects
  • Type:                   Art museum, History museum
  • Location:            Tian’anmen East, Beijing, China


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Photo Credit: By HBarrison (Beijing_2011 05 21_046) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons