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Natural History Museum, Beijing
(2.8/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web)
The Beijing Museum of Natural History is located at 126 Tian Qiao Nan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, 100050, and is the most popular natural history museum in China. It was originally founded in 1951 as the National Central Museum of Natural History, and its name changed to the Beijing Museum of Natural History in 1962. The BMNH is the first large scale natural history museum created in China.The BMNH has total floor space of 24,000 square meters, of which 8,000 square meters are available for display and owns more than 200,000 specimens. The major display area is the Tian Jiabing Building. The collections include paleontology, ornithology, mammals and invertebrates, and include a major collection of dinosaur fossils and mounted skeletons. The BMNH also engages in significant scientific research in these areas.
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TripAdvisor
  • It's a small museum compared to other natural history museums and many of the things on display are actually replicas. If you are close by and have time to kill them pop in but all the signs and all o...  more »
  • Can't say that I enjoyed my visit. Went here after reading about it in the Lonely Planet Guide Book. My partner and I spend about 30 minutes in here and most of that time was discussing the turtles th...  more »
  • Probably great for kids. Big dinosaur exhibit with moving sculptures. Otherwise very basic. We went because a guidebook said there was a unique display of perserved human oddities, the likes of which ...  more »
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  • Worth visiting once but as others mention, needs updating.
  • While not the best example of a natural history museum in the world the the Beijing Museum of Natural History is still worth a visit if one has time. Located at 126, Tian Qiao Nan Street, in the Chongwen District of Beijing remains one of the most popular natural history museums in China. In fact tickets often have to be purchased in advance, such is its popularity. It was originally founded in 1951 as the National Central Museum of Natural History, and its name changed to the Beijing Museum of Natural History in 1962.
  • Needs updating. Save yourself the time and effort getting here.
  • 不是很大,但孩子们非常喜欢,经常有一车一车的孩子组团来参观。
  • 还可以,确实都是一些标本什么的,不过免费的时间宽裕可以来瞧瞧的