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Beijing Capital Museum

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Address: No.16 Fuxingmenwai Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100045, China
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Phone Number: 010-63370491
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Free and interesting !

Free museum : you just need your passport or your ID (we only had our French ID and they were OK with that !) Interesting museum : just the best for each topic...the best... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Oriane R
Paris, France
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free museum : you just need your passport or your ID (we only had our French ID and they were OK with that !) Interesting museum : just the best for each topic...the best bouddhas, the best porcelaines.... And a very beautiful building for architecture fans like us !

Thank Oriane R
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful space. With over 80K artefacts, you won't worry that you missed somenthing about the Chinese culture, archeology and history. It is a massive building, forbidding from the outside; the interiors are extraordinarily well presented. The huge hall featuring a bronze cilinder the size of 5 story building and an archway from Ming dynasty centrally placed. We... More 

Thank Vlad J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent my last day in Beijing here and the only highlight of this museum will be the 2 special exhibitions. You are required to pre-book the entry ticket and they do not allow you to enter even if you are a foreigner.I was granted the ticket when I showed the personnel at the information counter of my flight information and... More 

Thank HD_Lew
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Amazing building. We only had an hour scheduled with the tour which wasn't enough time. Would suggest at least 2 hours. The beautiful bronze turret is spectacular. Really enjoyed the basement display of photos of the moat and wall but mostly in Chinese. However, a picture is worth a thousand words!

Thank Michele N
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Rich chinese culture and history all squeezed into this place. I really need better walking shoes and more patience

Thank JimmyNg168
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

This museum is located not far from National Museum. 4 station away. Stunning with collection of Buddhist Art Sculpture which I never find before. The museum is well organize and not to big to cover all collection. No entrance fee to visit. Very impress Panya C # teamThailandTravel

Thank Panya C
Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

This is a fantastic museum. However, with so many other things to see in Beijing, this is not really a top tier attraction. You probably need several hours for this museum. If you just skim over things superficially, then it is not that good. But if you have a half day to explore the exhibits and read about Chinese culture,... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Just like all the other museums I visited in China I found the Beijing Capital Museum to be spotless. However the assortment of exhibits carry little or no providence appearing as a seemingly random collection of objet d'art and telling you nothing of their history. Not worth the visit time.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

The architecture of the museum is interesting, with a huge slanting bronze cylinder to symbolize the unearthing of relics. The exhibits are a mixture of ancient garments, porcelain and statues, and models and reconstitutions. We were a bit disppointed not to find a history of the creation and development of Beijing.

Thank Kilese
Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

It's a 300 m walk (5 min) from exit C1 of the Muxidi metro station on line 1. Continue forward before you reach the pedestrian bridge and it is the big building on your right. Free admittance with a passport. There five floors with exhibit on Beijing's history and culture. The 5th floor is hutong culture with displays of traditional... More 

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