Sometimes some of the most interesting things you see when visiting a new place are those you find by chance. And the Military Museum of the Chinese People’s Revolution (中国人民革命军事博物馆) was definitely one of those things for me during my trip to Beijing, China.
Located in the Haidian district of Beijing, the Military Museum showcases restored military equipment from the People’s Liberation Army. Originally built at the end of the 1950s, the museum has since undergone several renovations (notably the one that was underway while I was there).
While visiting, we were only able to see the outdoor exhibit, but when the main building is open, it features ten halls on four floors.
The exhibits feature both weapons and vehicles used by the Chinese military as well as those that were captured from the Japanese, the Americans, the UK, and Korea. The Hall of Weapons also showcases items from China’s space program including a satellite and an orbital capsule (which I unfortunately didn’t get to see).
Admission to the museum is free and it is definitely worth the visit for its historical value if you have the time.
|Zhōngguó rénmín gémìng jūnshì bówùguǎn
|Military Museum of the Chinese People’s Revolution
|Zhōngguó rénmín jiěfàngjūn
|People’s Liberation Army
|Shí dà jiànzhú
|Ten Great Buildings
|Second Sino-Japanese War
|Nationalist Party of China
Military Museum of the Chinese People’s Revolution
No. 9, Fuxing Road, Haidian District, Beijing
Hours: 8:30 to 16: 00
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My name is Shannon Kennedy and I'm the language lover, traveler, and foodie behind Eurolinguiste. I'm also the Resident Polyglot at Drops and the Head Coach of the Fluent in 3 Months Challenge.