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Shijia Hutong Museum

Shijia Hutong Museum Tours and Activities

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The center of Beijing once consisted of an extensive network of narrow alleyways known as hutongs. Linking the capital’s traditional courtyard homes, these residential neighborhoods were a hive of activity and everyday life. While the city is still dotted with these traditional residences, Shijia Hutong Museum is unique in that it’s specifically designed to preserve the history of hutong culture.

The museum spans 1000 square meters, with various exhibition rooms showcasing items depicting hutong life as it was decades ago. Among the items are labor contracts from the 1920s and 1930s, old faded bus tickets, and baskets used by traditional Chinese households. There are also rooms fashioned according to the typical domestic furnishings of Beijing family homes from the 1950s through to the 1980s.

One of the exhibition rooms has been transformed into a mock up studio, where you can listen to recordings of the various sounds of hutong life, all at the touch of a screen. Sounds vary from birds tweeting and the calls of various street peddlers, to the sound of workers sharpening their tools and knives.

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9:30am-4:30pm (Closed on Mondays)
24 Shijia Hutong, Beijing, China
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Private Beijing Hutong Walking Tour with Local Family Courtyard Visit

Private Beijing Hutong Walking Tour with Local Family Courtyard Visit

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Explore a hutong (traditional neighborhood) with a private guide who introduces you to the old ways of Beijing on a 3-hour walking tour. Visit the Shijia Hutong Museum, which is dedicated to preserving the history of Beijing’s hutongs. Then walk along small alleyways of a lesser-known hutong, learning about the area’s architecture and culture as you go. You’ll stop into a private home for a glimpse of local life, and walk the same paths that the locals take for an immersive experience of traditional Beijing.
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$49.00
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Private Evening Hutong Walking Tour with Mongolia Hotpot Dinner

Private Evening Hutong Walking Tour with Mongolia Hotpot Dinner

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Take advantage of personalized attention during this 3-hour private tour of Beijing's local hutong streets and the Hutong Museum. Then head towards a local Hutong restaurant and indulge in a traditional Mongolian hotpot dinner.
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$96.00
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What are Shijia Hutong Museum hours of operation?
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Shijia Hutong Museum hours of operation: 9:30am-4:30pm (Closed on Mondays). Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Shijia Hutong Museum tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Shijia Hutong Museum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Shijia Hutong Museum 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Shijia Hutong Museum costs USD 49.00. Guided Shijia Hutong Museum tours start around USD 49.00 per person.
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