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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 3 weeks ago

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
2  Thank chalineep945
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
Thank need2travel4ever
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
Thank RayParks
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
1  Thank Bensmom55
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
2  Thank futsanglung
Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

Worth a visit, the entry for the museum was free. I'm not sure if it was because of the day we went. The museum is clean and spacious. A lot of artefacts. However English descriptions are not very good.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank dttran2012
Reviewed June 11, 2018

Don’t be put off by the security queue.  It moves quite fast.  Highlights are on the top floor, with a series of rooms depicting life in Beijing through the centuries, some with short videos on a loop about Chinese customs (weddings, paying respects to one’s elders and so...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank stickybowl
Reviewed May 26, 2018

Beijing Capital Museum - really loved the variety of the ethnic oriental collection here. Would vist again.

Date of experience: March 2018
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May 13, 2018|
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Response from TrueSpeakNC | Reviewed this property |
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