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Beijing Capital Museum

No.16 Fuxingmenwai Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100045, China
+86 10 6337 0491
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Wonderful way to spend an afternoon

The museum is free. You don't have to show passport. It's a huge space when you go in. There are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
NanP888
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Beijing, China
A Gem

This museum and its collection are a delight. First of all admission is free. The museum's... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dean S
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Dallas, Texas
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Fantastic building filled with exhibitions and amazing displays. 5 floors of unique Chinese art not to be missed.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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No.16 Fuxingmenwai Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100045, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is free. You don't have to show passport. It's a huge space when you go in. There are exhibitions on the left and right of the entrance. The left side is really neat in that the exhibitions are all enclosed in this brass...More

Thank NanP888
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum and its collection are a delight. First of all admission is free. The museum's collections of ancient artifacts is worthy of a trip. Lastly, the building's architecture is both spectacular and at times unsettling. Ancient artifacts are housed in the leaning columnar structure,...More

Thank Dean S
Reviewed July 19, 2017

While teaching in China, I went to the Capital Museum with a group of university students. The museum is free and is easy to reach via the Metro (subway), and it is well worth at least a day of your time. Actually ... to see...More

Thank TrueSpeakNC
Reviewed July 14, 2017

The sixth floor has some Beijing local culture displays, and the jade exhibit was good, too. The rest was just okay. Free admission with ID/passports, so can't complain.

1  Thank Kong C
Reviewed June 21, 2017

The building is architecturally interesting, particularly inside. A bit confusing to find your way around because it's basically in two parts, the cylinder and the cube. The jade exhibition was excellent and the porcelain was pretty good too. The cafeteria in the basement does an...More

Thank Selsy
Reviewed May 19, 2017

I came here for an afternoon when the temperature was pushing 40C. Make sure you book your tickets in advance, otherwise you won't get in. The exhibits were well written and informative. I easily spent hours here.

1  Thank Alex C
Reviewed April 24, 2017

The museum is in a spectacular space, easy to get to, and everything is well displayed. Mostly local stuff and not much that I found to be really unique. It looked to me to be a showplace set up for the Olympics.

1  Thank oyeah2015
Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

Very nice place . Well managed and was amazed to seeThe treasure house of information . At least one full day !

Thank Birender S
Reviewed March 4, 2017

First off, for those who don't already know all museums close on Mondays in China. Like another reviewer I preferred this to the national museum on Tianmeman square. It's a short subway journey alone line 1. Entry is free but take a passport. Officially they...More

2  Thank Timothy R
Reviewed February 3, 2017

In my opinion, the Capital Museum is the best museum in Beijing, it also certainly the most modern having been completed in time for the 2008 Olympics. The focus of this museum is largely the history and folk culture of Beijing but it also houses...More

3  Thank Jon T
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