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Beijing Capital Museum

No.16 Fuxingmenwai Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100045, China
010-63370491
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Ranked #37 of 1,251 Attractions in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Fantastic building filled with exhibitions and amazing displays. 5 floors of unique Chinese art not to be missed.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This museum focuses on the history of Beijing, from ancient to modern times. Particularly interesting is the area devoted to long-standing businesses in the city, among them restaurants and calligraphy tools suppliers. Other areas contain ceramics, bronzes, paintings, wedding traditions, and festival traditions. The primary downside for foreign visitors is the minimal amount of information. While all items are identified,... More

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Australia
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38 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Easy access from underground train station Muxidi. Great looking building if you are into architecture. The displays are pretty good, although not much in English. Fair few buddhas and bronze vessels dating back three thousand years. Large bookshop in the basement and each level has a little gift shop with no pressure to buy. Bring passport to get a free... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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36 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The Capital Museum is a short walk from Muxidi station and admission is free-of-charge (just remember to bring your passport). It looks very newly-renovated and there were no throngs of tour groups when we were there (first time ever!), though there were some school groups. The exhibit on the history of Beijing as a capital is very well-curated. However there... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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25 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We loved this free museum where we could understand more about the history of Beijing and its culture. There was an exhibit of Buddha over time that was especially interesting for us. It is free but you must show your passport.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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29 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Impressive, large building. Entrance can bee confusing, with group ticket reservations counter on right but generic agent on left who accepted a U.S. drivers license for free admission. A lot of narrative history retold and plenty of examples of artwork from the periods. If not a student of the eras, then 90 minutes should be plenty of time to take... More

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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
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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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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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18 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 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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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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