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China Railway Museum Zhengyangmen

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Models of high speed routes and stations

There's not a lot in English here but it's worth going because there's enough. There are maps of... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
London, United Kingdom
Good lesson of Chinese history

It would be nice if all artefacts would have English description. Part of pictures and documents... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
Chicago, Illinois
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No.2A Qianmen Main Street, Chongwen District, Beijing, China
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

this place has provided the historical stories about railway transporatation development in China, since the ancient period, current present time and the future strategic vision plan. for railway historical exploring lover, it is highly recommended and worth for visiting place. Anyway, beside this railway museum,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Huang W
Reviewed 29 May 2018

There's not a lot in English here but it's worth going because there's enough. There are maps of the development of the rail network, there's a cab of a high speed train, there's an explanation of this European style building incongruously sitting at the SE...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

It would be nice if all artefacts would have English description. Part of pictures and documents related to the history of Chinese railway are not for English-only speaking tourists. The museum consists a lot of interesting things related to the first days of Chinese railways...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank romanpiekosz
Reviewed 5 May 2018

This is a lovely gray and white building that is kitty corner to Tian'anmen Square. It used to be a railway station in Beijing, but has been repurposed as a railway museum. It showcases a main mode of transportation across China, with emphasis on the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank silverbrook
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

The exhibits were alright but a railway museum without a miniature model train sets are great NO NO. The nearest subway station is qianmen.

Date of experience: December 2017
Reviewed 8 December 2017

At the south-east corner of Tian'anmen Square, this museum details the history of China's railways. It's not the collection of locomotives - they are at the Dongjiao branch. Lots of interesting maps and photos, and enough English for people who can't read Chinese to get...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank LauraJane597
Reviewed 26 August 2017

This is the original Beijing railway station, sadly no longer in use as it is a striking building just off Tian'anmen Square. It is spread over 4 floors, spacious and modern inside. There are a lot of black and white photographs but those looking to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Trevor1957
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

$3 entry and a fairly limited museum of limited interest to all but the most dedicated train obsessed. It's more of a dedication to the shining glory of China's new high speed railways, which are admittedly impressive.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank C3895XVmarkb
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

There is significant confusion between the China Railway Museum -- locomotives warehoused on northwest outskirts of Beijing -- and the Beijing Railway Museum -- a comprehensive museum near Qianmen. This review is for the easily reached Qianmen location. The museum is well-located, well-designed, modern and...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Jon A
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Located across from Tiananmen Square. this museum showcases more of the development of rail transport with some exhibits of locomotives and trains. The place is dimly lit, is big with only a few signages in English. We passed by and decided to have a look...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank nellielim
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