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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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First Class Museum

The Capital museum gave great insight into life in Beijing through time. There was also a special... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Reading, United Kingdom
via mobile
Excellent introduction to Beijing

ABOUT: Comprehensive museum of the history of Beijing, from its founding through its establishment... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2017
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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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  • Average9%
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No.16 Fuxingmenwai Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100045, China
+86 10 6337 0491
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

The Capital museum gave great insight into life in Beijing through time. There was also a special exhibition about Buddha. A first class museum.

Thank Katesgrove
Reviewed 24 December 2017

ABOUT: Comprehensive museum of the history of Beijing, from its founding through its establishment as capital of historic China and transition into capital of modern China. MUST SEE: Exhibitions on the history of Beijing, old folk customs, Peking opera, bronze and porcelains. ALSO: Great buffet...More

2  Thank SAC-from-Montreal
Reviewed 22 December 2017

I would say that there are not that many museums in china, and the fact that you have a good one in Beijing, it is worth going. If you have few days, i would stick to all the other touristic options that the city has...More

Thank Vanwilder331
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

I visited in Dec 2017, and there are only some basic exhibitions with two special ones (one is on renaissance arts and another is on Beijing court-like house). I found the Beijing folk and culture exhibitions most exciting. It detailed basic Beijing folk passed from...More

1  Thank Rachelle W
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

They have artefacts from previous dynasties that shows the history of China. I enjoyed the different floors which also teach you about the Chinese culture. Bring your passport to obtain your free entry ticket.

Thank savvy8200
Reviewed 15 December 2017

the exhibitions here are mediocre in normal times. but special exhibitions are usually good. for example a collection of top archaeological discoveries in China in past 30 yrs

Thank Yuanxi Z
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Large, well organized and free. Easy to spend half a day looking through the Beijing Capital Museum. Many exhibits and displays of historical relics. Enjoyed the Chinese pottery display and history of Beijing. Well worth the visit and located near the Forbidden City in the...More

Thank Mark_E01
Reviewed 11 October 2017

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 17 September 2017 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 19 July 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
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Lewis H
8 December 2017|
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