The Military Museum consists of one main museum and two branches at three venues. In light of the construction plan of the Chinese military history museum in the new era, the basic layout of the military museum is planned as thus: The main museum features the display of the PLA history and the military history of Chinese nation; the Tongzhou branch highlights the history of the world military; and the Huairou branch mainly displays the armaments. Currently, Tongzhou and Huairou branches are under construction. The display and exhibition at the main museum (No.9, Fuxing Road) is as follows:
Exhibition of the CPC-Led Revolutionary Wars
The Exhibition of the CPC-Led Revolutionary Wars features the glorious course and remarkable achievements of the New Democratic Revolution led by the CPC between 1921 and 1949. Following the history of the CPC-led revolutionary wars, the exhibition focuses on the combat history and military history of the people’s army and highlights the military features and the importance of properly handlin...
Exhibition of Weapons
The Exhibition of Weapons takes places in three halls: The central hall of B1 houses tanks and other armored vehicles, various guns, U-2 aircraft wreckage, and Hongqi-2 missile; the central hall of F1 houses aircrafts, missiles and ships; the eastern, western and southern corridors of F2 house pistols, rifles, submachine guns, machine guns, ammunition, swords and sabers. Covering a space of 18,...
Exhibition of Chinese Military History
The Exhibition of Chinese Military History takes place in the three exhibition halls with a total space of 3,152 square meters on the eastern side of F1 of the exhibition building, featuring more than 470 photos, charts and tables, 1,300 cultural relics, 60 works of art and 130 rolls of calligraphy. It demonstrates the millennia of military civilization from Pre-Qin Period to the founding of th...
Exhibition of Military Technology
The Exhibition is housed in six exhibition halls on B1, F1 and F2, covering a space of 7,500 square meters. The exhibition displays the army’s heavy weaponry technology, the army’s light weaponry and the aviation arm’s equipment technology, the navy’s weaponry technology, the air force’s weaponry technology, the missile weaponry technology and the peaceful use of nuclear weapons and nuclea...
Red Memory: Exhibition of Artistic Works on Revolutions
The exhibition is housed in the three halls on the third floor in the northern flank of the exhibition building. The exhibits are largely artworks on military themes in the museum’s collection and are divided to the halls of oil painting, sculpture and traditional Chinese painting, which occupy an area of 3,693 square meters and display a total of 140 items.