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Nanjing Museum (Nanjing Bowuyuan), Nanjing
(4.2/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
One of the largest museum spaces in China, Nanjing Museum (Nanjing Bowuyuan) boasts over 400,000 artifacts spread over more than 70,000 sq m (753,473 sq ft). This is also the first comprehensive museum in China, telling a story about this great civilization since the Paleolithic era, divided into six pavilions. Observe the ancient bull-shaped oil lamp from the Han period, and see unparallel collections of imperial porcelain from the Ming and Qing dynasties. You can also visit model villages showing ancient life in various regions. Exquisite paintings, jade sculptures, and lacquerware, among many other items, show Chinese arts and crafts at their best. You can enter for free, but you need to flash some ID and fill in an entry form, and you'll find little in the way of English information. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Nanjing holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Nanjing Museum (Nanjing Bowuyuan) and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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TripAdvisor
  • I spent about 2 hours here which was about right for me. There is a fascinating history of Chinese civilization which was extremely useful. The museum is massive and there are many parts of it unused ...  more »
  • First the museum itself is fine, including decorated Chinese-style buildings attract the eye. Exhibits are filled with firsts of jewels and gold, porcelain and pottery, is very impressive. I think where you can glimpse the glory of China.
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  • 进门左手边的艺术馆常展和特展质量都很高,尤以近现代书画为佳,而且对展品和展览的介绍充分,让人能学到很多。 民国生活区本来以为只是建筑和街区复原,没想到店铺居然真的开业! 特展馆的展览这次质量也很高。 历史馆相比之下没什么亮点...和国内其他大博物馆的常设历史展览类型雷同,展品也相对同质化。不过作为基础展览还是很好的! 展厅布置合理,不会迷路、很少需要走回头路,卫生间、饮水和休息座位都很多,点赞! 
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  • A great place to travel!
  • Used to be a volunteer here. The collection is good, but not the best. Worth visiting though.
  • Very good
  • A kind of boring. It's a waste of time to go there.
  • Excellent Museum ! Should publicise it globally !