Museums have become a must-see for residents and visitors over the Spring Festival holiday. According to statistics from the Beijing Municipal Administration of Cultural Heritage, as of 20:00 on February 7, nearly 800,000 citizens had visited Beijing museums during the holiday thus far. Some museums will continue to hold extended opening hours for the coming Lantern Festival. Night tours for participating museums can be booked in advance.
Over Spring Festival, more than 2,000 people visited the Beijing Museum for the Exchange of Cultural Relics in Zhihua Temple. The temple will also hold extended hours on February 26 (Lantern Festival), early registration available now through the museum's official WeChat account.
The Capital Museum extended its hours for six days over the holiday, with 3,600 visitors enjoying a night tour there. Prospective museum-goers can still make reservations for the night tour on February 26, when they will also have the opportunity to participate in festive activities like lantern riddles, and even win prizes. The Ancient Bell Museum of
Dazhong Temple also adjusted its hours, closing at 19:30 during Spring Festival.
(Note: Content source is from Beijing Daily.)