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Top 10 Beijing by Andrew Humphreys

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Museums

NOTE

There are more museums housed in some of the many pavilions of the Forbidden City

  1. Arthur Sackler Museum

    Part of the Beijing University archeology department, this museum has a collection that spans 280,000 years, from the Paleolithic era to the Qing dynasty. As well as fossils and bones, it includes beautiful bronzes and fine ceramics.

    • Beijing University campus, Haidian district

    • 6275 1667

    • Open 9am–4:30pm daily

    • ¥20 (foreign visitors must bring their passport)

  2. Ancient Architecture Museum

    Close to the Temple of Heaven, south of Tian’an Men Square, this place is worth visiting for the museum building alone, which is the pavilion of a former ...

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