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Beijing Capital Museum

No.16 Fuxingmenwai Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100045, China
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Ranked #42 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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9 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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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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19 helpful votes 19 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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