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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 floors...

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

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modern museum, beautiful exhibits

It's a 300 m walk (5 min) from exit C1 of the Muxidi metro station on line 1. Continue forward before you reach the pedestrian bridge and it is the big building on your right... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Paulo D
Beijing Region, China

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Beijing Region, China
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a 300 m walk (5 min) from exit C1 of the Muxidi metro station on line 1. Continue forward before you reach the pedestrian bridge and it is the big building on your right. Free admittance with a passport. There five floors with exhibit on Beijing's history and culture. The 5th floor is hutong culture with displays of traditional... More 

Thank Paulo D
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63 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We visited the Capital Museum in Beijing . Its unique architectural design is an integration of ancient and modern facades. A prominent dark stone shape protrudes out at the exterior of a building cladded with neat concrete tiles. At the reception is a distinct bright red gateway from the Ming dynasty. The regular themes are History and Culture, Urban Constructions... More 

Thank ManfreddNg
Coppell, Texas
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292 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank Lynn_Lyon
Surrey, BC
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

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

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

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

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Ramat Hasharon, Israel
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136 reviews
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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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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.

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Parker, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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

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