Forbidden City - Self-guided visit

Forbidden City - Self-guided visit

Explore the Forbidden City at your own pace with this option to view the exhibition independently. 

China’s last emperors called it home; their subjects called it... the Forbidden City. Built and used as the official residence for China’s Emperors during the Ming (1368 – 1644) and Qing (1644 – 1911) Dynasties, the palatial city is still home to over 5,000 years of traditional Chinese art and artifacts. Organized by the Palace Museum and the ROM, this exhibition provides a chance to peak behind the walls and see what life was like for the last Emperors and their families within this vast, mysterious complex.

Students can view treasures from the Palace Museum’s collection, giving insight into the Palace’s history, including 600 years of China’s rule governed from the Forbidden City as well as the tumultuous lives of the Emperors, their families, and those chosen few who lived their lives within the Palace walls. The Imperial Palace...once forbidden, its gates are now open to all.


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Entry times from 11:00 am -12:00 pm and 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm.

School rates are not available for walk-up sales.

Availability subject to change.

Please consult your school calendar before booking.

Daily Schedule
Day From   To
Mon11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  The following dates and times are not available
Day       From   To    
Mon   Sep 1, 2014   11:00 am  -  2:00 pm  
Mon   Oct 13, 2014   11:00 am  -  2:00 pm  
Mon   Feb 16, 2015   11:00 am  -  2:00 pm  
Mon   May 18, 2015   11:00 am  -  2:00 pm  

Limited time only!

This program ends on Monday, September 1, 2014
$10.00 /person
Tax Exempt: $10.00

1 adult(s) free
per 10 students

Activity Type: Special Exhibition Self-Guided Visit
Duration: 60 minutes
Subject: History
Min / Max: 15 / 375 students + adults

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