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Beijing Capital Museum

No.16 Fuxingmenwai Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100045, China
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Ranked #40 of 1,243 Attractions in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Description: Fantastic building filled with exhibitions and amazing displays. 5 floors of unique Chinese art not to be missed.
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A very modern museum with collections of art, representation of life a hundred years ago and reasonably priced souvenirs. You must present your passport to get in but there is not admission. Well worth a visit and has great facilities. Near subway station as well.

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Warsaw, Poland
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The museum is free, you just need to show your passport. There is a separate "ticket office" for foreigners, we were directed there by one of the guards just as we were approaching the entrance. We visited the museum in the late afternoon (before 4pm), so there was almost no queue. Still we had enough time to see what we... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Even if your are not a fan of museums, the Beijing Capital Museum is a must see! It is located right next door to Tian Anmen Square and very easy to get to on the Subway Line 1. Free to get in but you must line up and queue for a short time to get in as there are thousands... More

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Hong Kong
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72 reviews 72 reviews
18 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

If you're looking for a morning's meandering without the crowds and heat n stickiness, this museum would be a good choice. It's free, easy to get to and large enough for a whole morning (or afternoon). The exhibits span from prehistoric to modern times with many original artifacts and some copies. Definitely inspiring for kids and adults alike.

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Budapest, Hungary
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

the buliding of the museum alone is something to see. and they have a wide range of exhibitions with beautiful things. the only problem is, that we could hardly find anything in English. worth a half day visit.

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Canberra, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A very good cross section of ancient and modern Chinese exhibits. Well worth putting aside at least a full half day.

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Kaunas, Lithuania
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9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I spend few hours in the museum and I have to say few exhibitions are very nice and few are so - so. Also at the moment they have very nice temporal exhibition of paintings of great painter from latin america - Guayasamin. I truly recommend to visit and see this exhibition.

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25 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Compared to everything else one can do in Beijing, that museum was disappointing. The objects there were so-so, one floor was closed, etc.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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52 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The Capital Museum is just spectacular. The amount of space inside which is just open space is only matched by the amount space with spectacular displays. We got to spend about 4 hours here which was enough for a quick skim across the top. The range of displays is amazing with really good interpretation. Although we could have spent much... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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77 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This large imposing building at Tiananmen Square hold the relics of the history of Ancient China - that is all of those that aren't being held in English museums. Many of the fabulous artefacts from the various dynasties were pillaged and taken back home by the imperial powers. For those unfamiliar with Chinese history the ground floor displays gives a... More

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