Keeping you safe during COVID-19
Adjusted Daily Limit of 30,000 Visitors to the Palace Museum from 1 October 2020
In order to meet the public demand for cultural offerings, while taking into consideration the current epidemic prevention and control situation of Beijing, the Palace Museum will adjust the daily limit to 30,000 visitors (15,000 visitors from 8:30 to 13:00, and 15,000 from 13:00 to 16:00, respectively) from 1st October 2020 with required reservations, a limited number of daily visitors, and visiting-time intervals. During the National Day holiday (October 1st to 8th, 2010), the Palace Museum will open regularly. Visitors may reserve tickets via the Palace Museum’s online ticketing service by real-name registration with a second-generation ID card (for Chinese residents) or passport (for foreigners). At the entrance, visitors are required to present their QR health code and identification for scanning and have their temperature taken. Wearing face masks and maintaining a safe distance of at least one meter are required in the galleries.
The Palace Museum is opening museum shops, bookstores, and restaurants in an orderly manner. Measures shall be taken by on-site staff if crowd density exceeds limits in these areas. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated.
The Palace Museum
30 September 2020
Forbidden City - The Palace Museum
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- OPEN Tuesday - Sunday; CLOSED Mondays (except for national holidays) *The Palace Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday all year round and on national holidays that fall on Mondays, except for the eve of the Spring Festival.
- The Palace Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday all year round and on national holidays that fall on Mondays, except for the eve of the Spring Festival.
- 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.
|Seasons||Opening Hours||Stop Entry||Stop Ticketing|
| High Season|
April 1st - October 31st
| Low Season|
November 1st - March 31st
- Forbidden City (The Palace Museum) has daily quota of 80,000 visitors daily, and now require both individual visitors and tourist groups book tickets in advance online, Foreign visitors are required to provide passport numbers during the online booking.
- Show passports to get access. The tickets is E-tickets, so there is no paper ticket needed to enter the Forbidden City.Please bring your passport with you when entering the Forbidden City(The Palace Museum)
- You will get instant confirmation from us via email after successful booking and payments. Please make sure to enter your correct email address.
- You could change your date for free by click "view booking" button. Free cancellation up to 12 hours in advance. No refund if the cancelation made within 12hours prior to departure.
- Smoking is strictly forbidden inside the Palace Museum.
- Scratching surfaces and graffiti are strictly prohibited.
- Please watch your personal belongings.
- No pets.
- Photography Policy：
4. Works of art on loan from other institutions, domestic and abroad, may not be photographed.
5. Photography is prohibited in some of the gift shops as indicated.
6. For special photography, please contact the Director's Office (Fax: (8610)8500-7415, firstname.lastname@example.org).
7. The Museum reserves the right to make any necessary adjustments to its photography policy.
High Season(April 1st – October 31st)
|High Season||Main Entrance||Treasure Gallery||Hall of Clocks|
Low Season(November 1st – March 31st)
|Low Season||Main Entrance||Treasure Gallery||Hall of Clocks|