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China Railway Museum - Dongjiao Museum
Chinese Name: 中国铁道博物馆 - 东郊馆
North of No.1 Courtyard, Jiuxianqiao North Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Direction: Northwest to Tiananmen Square
Distance: 25.3 km away from the city center Tiananmen
Bus No.403, 629, 516 at Huanxing Tiedao Station, go across the railway and turn north for 1,000 meters
Bus No.402, 418, 688, 973, 851 at Nangao Government Station, go west and turn south for 500 meters at the crossroad
China Railway Museum is a professional science and technology museum of China railway system. It now has three branch exhibition sites: Zhengyangmen Museum, Dongjiao Museum and Zhan Tianyou Memorial Hall. Each museum has its own characteristics. And all these three museums are all playing their functions as protecting our railway historical heritage, popularizing railway technology literacy knowledge, advocating railway construction achievements.
Dongjiao Site of China Railway Museum is the main one. It mainly exhibits locomotives and rolling stock. Here visitors can see lots of vintage locomotives and advanced trains.
Site Dongjiao of China Railway Museum covers 16,500 square meters. The main exhibitions in Dongjiao site are locomotives. 80 to 90 locomotives can be exhibited at the same time.
At present, 50 renovated locomotives are shown in the museum, of which 28 are steam locomotives, 8 are diesel locomotives, one electric locomotive, 7 for passengers and 9 for goods. There are the earliest locomotive in China and successful locomotives which were named after Mao Zedong, Zhu De and etc.
Function or value in the past
The predecessor of China Railway Museum is the Science and Technology Museum of China railway system, which was established in 1978. It was held by Ministry of Railway of People's Republic of China. The main task at the beginning of the establishment of the museum is to carry out the plan of cultural film and television, exhibitions, making models and other work.
In September 2003, Science and Technology Museum of China Railway System changed the name into China Railway Museum. After several years' development, the function of China Railway Museum has been turned from single exhibition into collection, preservation, research, exhibition, broadcast and other professional projects. It takes charge in protecting the railway cultural heritage, broadcasting railway scientific and technological knowledge, advocating railway development results, collecting railway historical heritage, collecting, preserving, exhibiting, editing on the research results.
09:00 - 16:00 from Tuesday to Sunday
Closed on Mondays
Stop ticketing at 15:30
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Views from Travelers:
My son like Thomas and cars, trains, railways. I brought him here. The museum has a large courtyard. There are exhibitions about the railway tools, guard uniforms. Trains with ladders can all be visited aboard.
It is suitable for children to come here. You can get on the trains with ladders. But there is no introduction. It is a little cold inside. It is not so crowd.
The museum seems to be constructed after the train getting in. This is the first time I went to the driver's cab. It's very interesting.
I went to the museum with my friend. There are so many locomotives from different eras. Some of them can be visited with ladders up to them.
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