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Over 100 museums in Beijing including the Palace Museum and the National Museum of China will stay open to the public during this year's Spring Festival holiday. Notably, the National Art Museum of China, the Chinese Aviation Museum, the National Museum of Classic Books, Beijing Art Museum and many other museums will remain open throughout the entire holiday including the Chinese New Year's Eve (on February 9).

Except for more than 20 most popular museums such as the Palace Museum and the National Museum of China, more than 90 percent of other museums in the city will no longer require reservations for admission, although the reservation services will remain available. The city's museums have also launched a total of 215 activities, including 86 exhibitions and 129 other activities of various kinds.

The heritage sites along the Central Axis have also launched special activities under the theme of "Celebrating the Chinese New Year on the Central Axis". During the Spring Festival holiday, Beijing Ancient Architecture Museum, the Temple of Heaven, the Palace Museum, Beijing Fun and other places will host a series of special activities centered around this theme, aiming to attract active participation from citizens and tourists and showcase the achievements of cultural development.

The Capital Museum and the Grand Canal Museum of Beijing will launch five major exhibitions to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year. Specifically, the Capital Museum will showcase over 600 brand-new cultural and creative products and host an activity where any customer spending a minimum of CNY 100 can participate in a fortune bag prize draw. The Grand Canal Museum of Beijing will also launch interactive activities, including the distribution of limited-edition commemorative cards for the Year of the Dragon, and free stamping services for a limited period.

(Source: The Beijing News)