Beijing Museum of Natural History

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The Mesozoic hall at the Beijing Museum of Natural History.
Mounted skeletons of Yangchuanosaurus and Tuojiangosaurus

The Beijing Museum of Natural History (BMNH; Chinese: 北京自然博物馆) is the most popular natural history museum in China.[1]

It was founded in 1951 as the National Central Museum of Natural History, and its name was changed to the Beijing Museum of Natural History in 1962. The BMNH was the first large scale natural history museum in China.[2]

The major display area is the Tian Jiabing Building. The collections include paleontology, ornithology, mammals and invertebrates, and include a major collection of dinosaur fossils and mounted skeletons. The BMNH also does significant scientific research in these areas.[2]

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  1. Home and Abroad Archived December 1, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  2. 2.0 2.1 BMNH website Archived May 11, 2008, at the Wayback Machine