China Railway Museum - Zhengyangmen Museum
: 中国铁道博物馆 - 正阳门馆
No.2 A Qianmen Avenue, Dongcheng District, Beijing
: South of Tiananmen
: 1.2 km away from the city center Tiananmen
Subway Line 2 at Qianmen Station
Bus No.T7, 8, 9, 20, 22, 44, 301, 673, 692, 803
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.
Site of Zhengyangmen East Station was built in 1903 and put into operation in 1906. It is the representative early building of Chinese modern railway station. Commonly known as Qianmen Old Station, Zhengyangmen East Station is located in the southeast corner of Tiananmen Square. Here visitors can see lots of vintage locomotives.
The exhibition of Zhengyangmen Museum is development of Chinese Railway history. There are five parts. The first part is the stumbling start of Chinese railway from 1876 to 1911. The second part is the limping road of Chinese railway from 1911 to 1949. The third part is the efforts of Chinese railway from 1949 to 1978. The fourth part is the rapid development of Chinese railway from 1978 to 2002. The last part is the scientific development of Chinese railway from 2002 till now.
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 - 17:00 from Tuesday to Sunday
Closed on Mondays
Ticketing stops at 16:00
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Views from Travelers:
There is similar engine room for visitors to experience, which is charged. Models of locomotives named Dragon, Mao Zedong, Zhu De, Zhou Enlai are all represented in the museum.
I think it's suitable for those who like history or doing research about the railway things.
The museum is transformed from the old railway station. It's worth to go.
The environment of the museum is very good. Most of the exhibitions are photos and models.
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