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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 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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

While staying in Beijing before joining a tour we did a little exploring on our own. A short taxi ride from our hotel (very inexpensive) we found the new and very stylish Museum. Entry is free for foreigners provided you show your passport. Once inside this very attractive building (in fact a building within a building) one is met with... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The building is an interesting shape. The exhibits are well presented and take you on a 'chefs tour' of China's history. There is also a travelling exhibition, when I went it was from Cambodia. It is modern, air-conditioned, well layed out and well thought out museum. Entry is free, so this is a bonus. You will be asked for I.D... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A good museum to learn about the history of Beijing. Worth a visit if history is your thing. I wouldn't say that this is a must see attraction but a couple of hours visiting here is worth it.

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sunshine coast
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This was the first attraction I visited in Beijing and if I had less time (7) days and had wasted my time here I would have been disappointed. Yes it houses some 200,000 artifacts in a remarkable modern building. And as you may guess some of the artifacts are 1000's of years old. If you're into Chinese artifacts then it... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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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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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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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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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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