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Beijing Capital Museum

No.16 Fuxingmenwai Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100045, China
010-63370491
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Ranked #52 of 1,242 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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Budapest, Hungary
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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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Canberra, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Dubai
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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51 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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68 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Information about this museum is widely available on the web (e.g. http://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/beijing/capital-museum.htm) and it is easily accessible by subway (just a short walk from the south-east exit of Muxidi station on line 1) but it has not yet become a mainstream tourist attraction. We were there on the Saturday of a holiday weekend and there was no queue to get... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I have to state that I'm a museum professional, and though I really engaged with the collection of wonderful objects, I didn't get a sense of history of awe from the museum. The foyer is so commanding and towering you think you're in for something special - but there's so little to guide yo to the contents of the museum... More

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Facility is beautiful - very modern and very clean! Exhibits are well signed in multiple languages. 9 and 12 year old children were interested in what was displayed (even though it seemed many things were carved with a "beast face"). Elevator is slow to get to the top floor (and very small) so best to take the escalators.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Entrance is free! Modern building, easily reached by underground. It's a museum of Chinese artifacts with huge exhibitions rooms. We visited the jade and the porcelain galleries with all their priceless treasures. This museum focuses on smaller works of art which was a great contrast to the huge historical sites, The museum is modern, well presented, easy to manage on... More

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