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2020-06-29  |  

Opening Time

The museum is closed on Mondays, except for national holidays and the July-August timeframe.
April 1st - October 31st: 8:30 to 17:00
last entry: 16:10
November 1st - March 31st: 8:30 to 16:30
last entry: 15:40

Ticket Information

April 1st - October 31st (peak season): CNY ¥60 (Treasure Hall and the Hall of Clocks and Watches excluded)
November 1st - March 31st (off season): CNY ¥40 (Treasure Hall and the Hall of Clocks and Watches excluded)
Treasure Hall: CNY ¥10 
Hall of Clocks and Watches: CNY ¥10 

Guide to Booking Ticket

The Museum requires visitors to register and reserve tickets online in advance of their intended day of visit.

Step 1: Choose date and time period under “普通门票” page. Click “快速购买”.

Step 2: Enter your personal information. Add multiple visitors by“添加”if needed.

Step 3: If you want to visit the Treasure Gallery or Clock Hall, add them in this page.

Step 4: Verify your mobile phone number.

Step 5: Pay the ticket.

Tour Guide (Foreign Language)

1. Audio guide: CNY ¥40  (more than 40 languages)
2. Location: Meridian Gate (Wu men) (8610)85007427, Gate of Divine Prowess (Shenwu men) (8610) 85007428
3. Official tour guide: CNY ¥100 -CNY ¥400 depending on how much ground you want to cover
CNY ¥250 yuan for up to 5 people. For people more than 5, an additional CNY ¥10 will be charged for each person.
CNY ¥150 for both Central Axis Route and West Route
CNY ¥100 for Central Axis Route only
4. Location: Meridian Gate (Wu men) (8610)85007427, Gate of Divine Prowess (Shenwu men) (8610)85007428


Parking lot: None

Entrance - Meridian Gate (Wu Men)

1. Tian'anmen West bus stop: No. 1, 5, 10, 22, 52, 205, 90, 99, 728, Zhuan 1 and Zhuan 2. Subway Line 1.
2. Tian'anmen East bus stop: No. 1, 1, 120, 2, 52, 59, 82, 99, night 1, night 2, night 17. Subway Line 1.

1. Gate of Divine Prowess (Shenwu Men): Palace Museum bus stop for No. 101, 103, 109, 124, 202, 211, 685, 609, Zhuan 1 and Zhuan 2. Jingshan West Gate bus stop for No. 111.
2. East Prosperity Gate (Donghua Men): Donghuamen bus stop for No. 2, 82, 210, Zhuan 1 and Zhuan 2

Notice for Entrance

Please note that smoking is strictly forbidden inside the Palace Museum. Pets are not allowed for entrance.