China People’s Revolution Military Museum
The Military Museum of the Chinese People’s Revolution is China’s first comprehensive museum of military history. It displays restored military equipment from the history of the People’s Liberation Army, up to and including modern-day machinery.
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 1950’s and 1960’s, 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.
Location: No. 9, Fuxing Road, Haidian District, Beijing
Opening Hours: 8:30 – 16:00
Ticket: 10 RMB
How to get there:
The museum is accessible by Line 1 of the Beijing Subway at the Military Museum Station and City Bus Routes 1, 4, 21, 65, 68, 205, 308, 320, 337, 617, 728, and 802.