Beijing Police Museum (北京警察博物馆)

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36 Dongjiaomin Xiang
Nothing to do with Sting, this is actually a masterclass in subtle agitprop, full of pictures of smiling coppers saving lives. The museum gives a full history of the city’s police from the end of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) to the present day, using old uniforms, official papers and so on. Some halls document more prosaic aspects, such as dog registration and vehicle licence plates – including plates for horse-drawn carts as late as the 1980s.

Don’t miss The many weapons and firearms, including gold-plated pistols.
Estimated time One to two hours.
Venue name: Beijing Police Museum (北京警察博物馆)
Opening hours: 9am-4pm Tue-Sun
Admission: 5RMB
English address: 36 Dongjiaomin Xiang, Dongcheng district
Chinese address: 东城区东交民巷36号
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