China Military Museum
Category: Modern Tourist Sites
Address: 9 Fuxing Road, Haidian District, Beijing
Open Time: Daily 9:00am - 4:00pm
Entrance fee: Free
Introduction of Beijing China Military Museum
The China Military Museum, full name is China People's Revolution Military Museum, it's the first comprehensive military museum was built in 1958 and completed in 1960 as a tribute to the tenth anniversary of the founding of the New China.
The Museum displays restored military equipment from the history of the People's Liberation Army, up to and including modern-day machinery. Currently there is no cost to enter the museum, as it is set up as a public service.
The museum's four floors include ten halls, the largest of which is the Hall of Weapons. The Hall's extensive holdings of antiquated weaponry showcase domestic and foreign weapons, including blades, small arms, artillery, tanks, armored personnel carriers, anti-air weaponry, jet fighters, rockets and rocket launchers, and cruise missiles. Foreign weapons include: Soviet tanks purchased or donated during the 1950s and 1960s, American weaponry captured from the KMT during the Chinese Civil War and from UN forces during the Korean War, and Japanese weaponry captured during the Sino-Japanese War. In addition, the weapons hall displays equipment from China's space program, satellites and an orbital capsule with two seats.
Both standing and temporary exhibition sessions are held here. Temporary exhibitions include the War of Agrarian Revolution, the Anti-Japanese War, the Civil War, the Korean War, the Ancient Warfares, Modern War Hall, the Armoury Hall, the Souvenirs Shops.
Located in west of central Beijing, next the Changan Street, China Military Museum is accessible by Line 1 of the Beijing Subway at the Military Museum Station. Some of modern attractions nearby this museum, such as the China Millennium Monument, West Railway Station and the China Central Television Complex(CCTV).
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