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China National Post and Postage Stamp Museum
Chinese Name: 中国邮票博物馆
No.6 Gongyuan West Street, Jianguomennei, Beijing, China
Direction: Northwest to Tiananmen Square
Distance: 4.6 km away from the city center Tiananmen
Subway Line 1, Line 2 at Jianguomen Station
Bus No.1, 120, 126, 37, 420, 52, 728, 99, T2 at Beijing Railway Station East
China National Post and Postage Stamp Museum was enlarged from the Material Room of the Postage Stamp Office which belonged to the Post and Telecommunications Ministry in July 1985. It collects all postage stamps of Qing dynasty, Republic of China, Anti-Japan War period, the beginning of the establishment of People's Republic of China, Cultural Revolution, period after the Opening and Reform. There are few visitors. The first stamp in the world Black Coin and the first stamp in China Big Dragon are all collected in the Museum.
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China National Post and Postage Stamp Museum aims at collecting and making full use of the antiquities of the post and stamps to do academic researches and to exchange ideas. The museum shows the audience the origin and development of China Post ， and exhibits the rich and colorful Chinese and foreign stamps.
The museum has 4,500 square meters exhibition halls and 1,000 square meters store rooms for the abundant and fine postal antiquities. The collection consists of the stamps issued by the responsible postal services in the different historical periods since the Qing Dynasty and also the stamps from over 200 countries and regions. The amount increases to more than 300,000 kinds of stamps , totaling up to over 100,000,000 pieces.
First Floor Service Lobby
The Souvenir Shop, Lounge Room and Information Desk are located on this floor. On the south end of the Lobby is the Post Office.
Second Floor Main Stamp Gallery and Special Stamp Gallery
Main Stamp Gallery The stamps collected here were issued by the responsible postal services in the different historical periods since the pilot scheme run by the Customs post in the Qing Dynasty, and part of the stamps from the member countries of Universal Postal Union.
Special Stamps Gallery The original paintings designed and drawn by Chinese modern artists and stamp designers are shown here in rotation.
Third Floor Primitive Communications, Ancient Post and Modern Postal Service Gallery
The objects, charts, landscapes and models exhibited here demonstrate the history of China Post: the development and extinction from exchanging articles to using courier stations, the rise and development of private letter offices, invasions of alien posts, the hardship in the creation of postal service in the modern Chinese history such as the pilot scheme run by the Customs post in the Qing Dynasty and the setting up of the National Postal Service agreed by Emperor Guangxue, the establishment, development and decline of Chinese postal service, the creation and important contributions made by the red post service in the war duration to the Chinese people's revolutionary cause, etc.
Fourth Floor Modern Postal Service Gallery and Treasure Gallery
Modern Postal Service Gallery The collections have demonstrated the progress made from the foundation of Directorate General of Post to the establishment of China Courier Service Corporation since 1949, and reflect a dedicated, innovative and continuous developing image of China Post for nearly 60 years.
Treasure Gallery The collected precious and rare stamps, stamp manuscripts and original engravings in the different historical periods are on display here in rotation.
09:00 - 16:00 from Tuesday to Sunday
Closed on Mondays
check opening times on holidays for more details
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Views from Travelers:
I often went there with my grandpa who was a stamp enthusiasts. The museum is large inside. I am not so in with stamps. But seeing so many beautiful stamps makes me feel good.
There are really lots of stamps in the museum. I saw some stamps that I had collected in my childhood, which made me feel warm. The exhibitions here are large and quiet.
This is a professional museum. Here I learned a lot of professional knowledge about stamps. I also learned the development of Chinese stamp history.
The Post Museum has good position, just behind Chang'an Cinema. It is convenient to get there. The exhibition hall is large. You can get knowledge about the development of Chinese post and postage stamps. It is good to take children to visit.
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