Main entrance of Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution
Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution or China People's Revolution Military Museum (Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is located in Haidian District, Beijing, China. The museum displays restored military equipment from the history of the People's Liberation Army, up to and including modern-day machinery.
One of the Ten Great Buildings erected in celebration of the ten-year anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, construction of the museum began in October 1958 and ended in 1960.
The museum's four floors include ten halls, the largest of which is the Hall of Weapons. The Hall's extensive holdings of antiquated weaponry showcase domestic and foreign weapons, including blades, small arms, artillery, tanks, armored personnel carriers, anti-air weaponry, jet fighters, rockets and rocket launchers, and cruise missiles. Foreign weapons include Soviet tanks purchased or donated during the 1950s and 1960s, Japanese weaponry captured during the Second Sino-Japanese War, American weaponry captured from the Kuomintang during the Chinese Civil War and from UN forces during the Korean War. In addition, the Hall of Weapons displays equipment from China's space program, such as satellites and a two-seat orbital capsule.
With two exceptions, the other halls are largely historical exhibits, combining plaster sculptures, maps, paintings, artifacts, movies, and plaques (in Chinese, with select ones translated into English). The other nine halls include:
Currently, the museum is open to free admission, though visitors must show identification and consent to any security bag checks. The museum is accessible by Line 1 of the Beijing Subway at the Military Museum Station and city bus routes 1, 4, 21, 65, 68, 205, 308, 320, 337, 617, 728, and 802.
Chinese Dongfeng (Eastwind) EQ2050 vehicle
Second Sino-Japanese War Machine guns
Chinese first atomic bomb
Chinese PF-98 120 mm rocket launcher
A Dongfeng 2 (CSS-1) medium-range balltistic missile
A Type 72 metallic anti-tank mine on display at the museum
A ZBD-97 IFV vehicle
A Dongfeng 1 (SS-2) missile seen from the balcony
An American M79 grenade launcher
A PLZ-05 155mm self-propelled howitzer
A KS-1A mobile surface-to-air missile (SAM) launcher vehicle