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Beijing Capital Museum

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Address: No.16 Fuxingmenwai Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100045, China
Phone Number: 010-63370491
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Fantastic building filled with exhibitions and amazing displays. 5...

Fantastic building filled with exhibitions and amazing displays. 5 floors of unique Chinese art not to be missed.

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Great set up on 2nd floor

Easy to follow timeline lets you walk through the history of China through liberation in 1949 and celebrations each decade afterwards. Very nice artifacts with descriptions in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Coppell, Texas

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Coppell, Texas
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257 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Easy to follow timeline lets you walk through the history of China through liberation in 1949 and celebrations each decade afterwards. Very nice artifacts with descriptions in English and Chinese. The outer wall has the timeline of major activities in other parts of the world. It took us a little less than an hour, we looked at the first pieces... More 

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Surrey, BC
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful bright modern clean museum. Beautiful collections of jade and porcelain and a very interesting hutong exhibit.

Thank kalamalkared
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is modern museum with good collection, I really liked the very old items of jade and bronze vessels, and also some old beijing culture street. One thing important is ID is necessary to get the free ticket

Thank white j
Ramat Hasharon, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This museum should definitely not be your first choice among Beijing's museums. Yes, it does tell in a nice way the evolution of the city of Beijing, does hold large impressive collection of some dynastic Porcelains, large variety of Buddha's as well as traditional Chinese wedding and birthday artifacts,you an find many of these and much more elsewhere. Signs are... More 

Thank Ariel L
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The Beijing Capital Museum building itself is stunning. The architecture of the building itself is gorgeous. I really recommend the short video (20min) they play on China's history to begin with (in the circular room.) The actual museum itself was great, however there were so many Buddhism statue exhibitions. Ditto porcelain. Both things which may not appeal to those interested... More 

Thank Yvonne W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Some interesting stuff to see though the main interest is the building itself. It's enormous. Don't expect coffee. There ain't none. And you have to book your ticket in advance by calling them first. Try and get a mandarin speaker to do it for you.

Thank Moominmama M
Parker, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Ignoring the pottery and Buddhas on the third floor is best for the history museum visitor. The second floor has a history of Beijing that is well worth the time. No mention of all the usual things.While I did not see CKS's name, they did have a picture of him on some money. It is free. Come early for the... More 

Thank PhilS54325
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

The Capitel Museum in Beijing is an architectural delight, an overwhelmingly impressive edifice which is worth visiting just to take in the beauty of the massive, airy and modern structure. Also, many of its permanent exhibitions are well worth viewing: ancient porcelain, the Buddhist relics, the jade exhibit, peking opera relics, history and culture of Beijing. It is free and... More 

Thank Mark G
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Centrally located just west of the city's core, the Capital Museum is probably one of the largest museums I've ever been to in China. It's 4 to 5 floors of exhibits and artifacts that date back to the very dawn of Chinese civilization (around the time of the Shang Dysnasty) all the way to the Second World War and the... More 

Thank JAYandLES
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

One of my favourite places to go on a rainy day. Never as crowded as the Imperial Palace Museum, it is larger with an emphasis on Beijing. It is much newer, the exhibits are much better presented , and it's FREE! Very well organized, don't miss the top floor with the customs and life styles of old Beijing.

Thank EKKC89

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