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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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Description: 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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The best museum in Beijing

Modern building, excellent organisation and presentation of the works. Good selection to illustrate both the formal aspects of the history of Beijing and local folklore. Can be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Nyon District, Switzerland

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Nyon District, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Modern building, excellent organisation and presentation of the works. Good selection to illustrate both the formal aspects of the history of Beijing and local folklore. Can be visited in one hour or much more if you wish.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Visited this museum just by myself with the special interest of viewing Chinese treasures such as jade, statue of Buddha or porcelains. This museum did not disappoint me overall with its high quality displays. Especially, it's collection of jade was magnificent and I now became a fan of the stone. This museum basically request you an advance booing via Internet.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I wanted to explore the history of Beijing and this is a good place to start. Not terribly near anything else but it does span the history from neolithic up to now and delves into local traditions. It is worth the trip (Subway Line 1).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The building is so modern and impressive that it is worth a visit in itself. The museum is free and has an enjoyable, diverse collection of Chinese artifacts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Having been wondering around Beijing on a very hot summer day it was the right decision to escape the heat and at the same time see the wonderful art history of China. The building has a wow factor with a massive roof. The selection of paintings, bronze and other object you'll never have the chance to see in any museum.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Was travelling with tour group and did not have much time to view all the historical artefact. Recommended for people who want to know more of China history.

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Allendale, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

On our last day in Beijing, we had two hours free. Our tour guide had recommended the Capital Museum. The building itself is really cool but the exhibits are the main attraction. There are many historical artifacts, things related to daily life and large figures depicting regional customs and costumes. As an added bonus, the museum is free. We were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I went here. Very interesting. Very big. With friends. Very nice. Lots of history to see. Very interesting insight into Chinas history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The capital museum will give you a modern Chinese prospective of their history plus a excellent Hutong exhibit. The museum is very modern and close to the subway so it is easy to get to.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Spent an hour or 2 here while waiting for a train. For a free museum, it's very interesting and has a lot on display. If you're interested in Chinese culture and/or the history of Beijing, definitely give it a look.

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