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Beijing Capital Museum

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Fantastic building filled with exhibitions and amazing displays. 5 floors of unique Chinese art not to be missed.
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No.16 Fuxingmenwai Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100045, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

all my visits to Beijing include this Museum because I think it's full of noteworthy relics, well organized with a differnt subject on each floor. Then you have the Guggenheim style tower on the left alway full of amazing objects to see. last time I...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

Located in a large architecturally beautiful building. Free, but we scheduled online in advance as they limit tickets. The displays in the main galleries to the right of the entrance are interesting, explaining culture, with various artifacts, including beautiful pottery. I found the displays in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 21, 2019

Comparing to other national level museums in Beijing this one is more like a city-specialized museum for Beijing. So you can see the traditional decorations/activities happened just in Beijing. Very professional guided tour offered by volunteers.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Wendy G
Reviewed January 23, 2019

Typical Chinese museum, huge imposing looking building, most of which is taken up with front foyer and stairs. Actual display area not that big. Lots of objects well displayed however not that great on telling the story and history of Beijing and area.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank David O
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

The exhibition show Beijing history in interesting way with a lot of artifacts ,you could spend about 3 hours or even more here, one weakness I found that temprary exhibitions have no english described. Anyway I still recommend if you love to learn Beijing history....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

This museum provides one with a good appreciation of the Chinese cultural roots. Entrance is free, just show a valid identification. There are exhibits from ancient pre-historic to imperial dynasties to communism times and how all these changes impact the way people live. Halls dedicated...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 21, 2018

We visited on 3rd August during the school holidays. When we arrived at the gate 15 minutes before the opening, there were about 40 people including children already in a queue. They had escalators inside the museum, but there were only two small lifts for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

This is an interesting museum, and from the exhibits it seems more focus on daily life inside Beijing rather than others. When I visited exhibiting halls closed, that's a disappointment. But on one floor, they show a life cycle for the daily life in Beijing,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

The museum is worth a short visit if you want to get out of the heat or an unexpected thunder storm. It is very loud with hundreds of school groups. I got a free audio guide, but then found that there are no numbers in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 29, 2018

The museum is fairly new and was obviously built to impress as a building rather than to be a well designed museum, 30% of the space is an admin area, 30 % is taken up by the cavernous foyer and access area, 15% is space...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Yes, I believe it does have storage lockers. I did not use one, but I believe I remember that some of my students used them, and I believe I saw them. The Museum web site does not seem to mention lockers, but you can check... More
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