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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: +86 10 6337 0491
09:00 - 16:00
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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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Beijing Culture Tour of Capital Museum, Panjiayuan Flea Market and 798 Art Zone
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History of Beijing

This is a great place to spend a few hours and learn about the history of Beijing. We started on the top floor and worked our way down. They have an amazing collection of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Richard H
Mesa, Arizona
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Mesa, Arizona
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72 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to spend a few hours and learn about the history of Beijing. We started on the top floor and worked our way down. They have an amazing collection of historical artifacts. The building is massive with great architectural features. It’s free but you do need bring your passport. It is definitely worth a visit.

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enormous museum with historical exhibitions as well as temporary changing exhibitions. Learn about the history of Chinese empires and the history of Beijing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The massive and interesting museum building stands just a few minutes on foot from Muxidi Metro Station on line 1. It is open every day except Mondays from 9 to 5. Entry is free of charge. The permanent and temporary collections are stunning, nicely displayed and not overwhelming.

Thank Seasondtraveller
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 610 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Celebrating its 35th year, this landmark edifice has a varied and fascinating permanent collection. Temporary exhibitions are also staged and the Capital Cities of the Yuan Dynasty was in progress at our visit. The design is impressive with both a gigantic cube and cylinder hosting the exhibits. We found that the displays in the latter were overall superior and we... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Capital Museum is less than ten years old, and it is housed in a completely striking building, handily near Muxidi subway station. So far admission is free, and there are twice five floors of exhibits and exhibitions relating to Beijing and its historical Development. The basement is a very large museum store and bookshop. Museum-technically it is very advanced, to... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

A large, modern and well-designed museum. It is just about 5 minutes' walk from the nearest subway station. Very easy to find. Entrance is free. Except for elders over 65, others better make reservation beforehand to avoid disappointment. This is not the national museum, but a museum for the Capital - Beijing. The museum houses an excellent display of the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Like most things in Beijing this museum is massive, impressive and crowded. Not a lot of the information shown is in English, so don't plan on being able to be informed about things. Given that though it was very interesting.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This one is one of the latest museums in Beijing, been built for the Olympics. It's collection is great, covers a wide variety and aspects. Would have loved to see the National Museum as well to be able to compare, but I missed the latter one, maybe next time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We spent two hours visiting the Capital Museum on a Saturday afternoon, and enjoyed every minute. The literature about the museum says to get there early or make a reservation online to ensure entrance, but in our opinion that isn’t necessary. We got in without any trouble, but a passport is required to gain entry, which is free. We totally... More 

Thank BostonRedSoxFan2004
Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

The building is very impressive, with a round structure on the east side and rectangular structure for the rest. The entrance is impressive. The round structure is hard to navigate through. you can go up using the escalators, but not down. It is not connected to the rest of the museum in some floors. The exhibitions reflect a bit of... More 

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