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Beijing Capital Museum

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Address: NO. 16 Fuxingmenwai Main Street, Beijing 100045, China
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Phone Number: 010-63370491
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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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Cultural Tour of Capital Museum and Hutong in Beijing
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Beijing Culture Tour of Capital Museum, Panjiayuan Flea Market and 798 Art Zone

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A Gem hidden from Foreigners in Plain Sight

This is not usually on your common or popular itinerary. However, the Capital Museum is a great space for those who are interested in the story of Beijing and how it grew. You... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not usually on your common or popular itinerary. However, the Capital Museum is a great space for those who are interested in the story of Beijing and how it grew. You get to learn about Beijing as a city, it's history and development against the history of the world. There are a number of permanent exhibits that highlight... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Surprisingly I only saw one other 'white' person in my whole time here. The architecture of the building is grand, played hardest by the leaning tower that protrudes from the cavernous central hall into the outside facade. My focus remained on the building design throughout the visit. The artefacts and main exhibitions were pretty good but not entirely my thing... More 

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Thank Peter A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you really like history and like China this place is great! It has many Chinese arts and artifacts. It also goes through the Chinese history and dynasties through the artifacts and collections so it is a really organized and nice museum to go to.

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Thank Julianne H
Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 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 !

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Thank Oriane R
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

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 

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Thank Vlad J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

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 

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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!

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Thank Michele N
Singapore, Singapore
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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

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Bangkok, Thailand
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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

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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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