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China National Museum

The National Museum of China was inaugurated on February 28th, 2003, directly under the Ministry of Culture of P.R. China. Formed on the basis of the the golden Buddha in China National MuseumNational Museum of Chinese History and the National Museum of Chinese Revolution, the National Museum of China is a comprehensive museum focusing on history and arts, systematically showing the long history of China.

The origin of the National Museum of Chinese History of National Museum of China is the Preliminary Office of National History Museum set up on July 9th, 1912. As the People's Republic of China was founded on the October 1st, 1949, the Preliminary Office was renamed as the Beijing National History Museum under the Ministry of Culture of the Central Government. Later on it was entitled as the National Museum of Chinese History in 1959.

 

China National Museum

The National Museum of Chinese Revolution of National Museum of China grew out of the Preliminary Office of National Museum of Revolution set up on tthe art work in China National MuseumMarch 1950. In 1960, it was entitled as National Museum of Chinese Revolution. In August 1959, the construction of the main building of the two museums was completed. On the October 1st of the same year, they opened to the public, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the People's Republic of China.

The Museum of the Chinese Revolution of National Museum of China emphasizes the history of the past 150 years, in particular the history of the Communist Party of China. It is divided into three sections. The exhibits in the Old Democratic Revolution section cover the period from 1840 to 1911. Events between 1911 and 1949 fall into the New Democratic Revolution section. The third section is entitled "The Triumph of the Revolution and the Establishment of Socialism" and covers events after 1949. Much of China's modern history is exhibited, including the founding of the Chinese Communist Party (1919-1921), the first two civil wars (1924-1927 and 1927-1937), the resistance war against Japanese aggression (1937-1945) and the liberation war (1945-1949). The museum is frequently updated to reflect the developments of modern political history.

 

China National Museum Tour

National Museum of China is located in the east side of Tiananmen Square. So after learning  more about ancient Chinese culture during China National Museum Tour, travelers could also walk around Tiananmen Square, the heart of Beijing and the symbol of China.