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The opening time and regulations of Palace Museum

Before your tour to Palace Museum in Beijing,you need know the opening time and some regulations so that you will have a wonderful Beijing Tours!


OPEN Tuesday - Sunday

CLOSED Monday (except for national holidays and July-August)

April 1st–October 31st: 8:30 to 17:00

Last entry: 16:10

Last tickets are sold at 16:00

Summer vacation (in year 2015: July 6th to August 26th) hours: 8:00 to 17:00

Last entry: 16:10

Last tickets are sold at 16:00

November 1st–March 31st : 8:30 to 16:30

Last entry: 15:40

Last tickets are sold at 15:30

*The Palace Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday all year round and on national holidays that fall on Mondays,as well as every day during the summer vacation period (1 July to 31 August).

*There may be temporary closures which cannot always be scheduled in advance, since they are frequently caused by unforeseen circumstances.The management of the Museum would like to apologize for any inconvenience caused.


Smoking is strictly forbidden inside the Palace Museum.

-No pets.

-Please watch your personal belongings.

-Scratching surfaces and graffiti are strictly prohibited.

Photography Policy

1.Photography is prohibited in some of the gift shops as indicated.

2.The use of tripods and flash is prohibited in both special and permanent exhibitions. .

3.Works of art on loan from other institutions,domestic and abroad,may not be photographed.

4.The Museum reserves the right to make any necessary adjustments to its photography policy.

5.For special photography,please contact the Director's Office(Fax: (8610)8500-7032, gugong@dpm.org.cn).

6.Visitors are not permitted to take photographs inside halls with original interior decoration whether on the central axis or the west route.

7.Photography is permitted for private non-commercial use outdoors throughout the Forbidden City,except for sites or areas with "No Photography" signs.