Beijing Capital Museum

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Beijing Capital Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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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Sunshine41897
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After the Convent a nice lunch
Feb 2020
As we read the reviews before our trip, it said that no cards accepted, BUT now the cards were accepted. This was a good thing because our trip was coming to an end.
The atmosphere is cool, liked the paintings and all. Service was good and the most important thing of all was that the lamb chops we ate were the best ever!
Written 14 February 2020
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SouthPerthAustralia
Eagle Bay, Australia227 contributions
Outstanding museum - both architecturally and with its exhibits
Oct 2019
We absolutely loved this fairly new museum. The breathtaking material was beautifully displayed and not overwhelming. Worth half a day to see it properly. Importantly for western tourists - excellent toilets! Highly recommended.
Written 9 November 2019
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Explorer T
Singapore, Singapore243 contributions
Impressive collection of Buddha statues and
Oct 2019 • Solo
Also easily accessible by station Muxidi. If you have been to the national museum, some of the exhibits about the ancient China may not be the main attraction but their collection of Buddha arts and the porcelains are well worth a look. There is also a temporary exhibit on the first floor about the clothing in early china and the interior is just very pretty.
Written 10 October 2019
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PipPaul W
Buckfastleigh, UK1,477 contributions
Wonderful
Sep 2019 • Couples
Despite being one of those modern museums where more volume is given to 'empty space' rather than exhibits we really liked this museum.

Had some interesting exhibits and collections without being really stuffed to the gunnels with stuff

Felt we saw better pottery and jade than we did in the State Museum. The Beijing Folk and the Beijing timeline sections were exceptional too.

No floor plan as such but the map boards helped.

Plenty enough English to know what was happening
Written 9 September 2019
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Coral
70 contributions
Beautiful building, good museum
Aug 2019 • Solo
The building is so cool! And the exhibits were really interesting. I particularly liked the bit on Beijing folk customs. But they could have fit so much more in!
Written 5 September 2019
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Viktor S
5 contributions
To understand the city
Aug 2019 • Business
If you want to understand Beijing you should visit this museum.
You can place every buildings, sights in the right place in the city.
Written 3 September 2019
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HPL93
Leicester67 contributions
Beautiful Building
Jul 2019 • Solo
I really enjoyed my visit.
Tip 1. If you can either coming or going take bus 1 which will take you from China World to the Museum past Tiananmen and the NCPA. Fabulous sights both.
Tip 2. Bring your own food and drink. I found vending machine but could not find the promised cafe but there were plenty of areas to sit down and end rest/eat/drink.

There are some exquisite displays. I especially enjoyed the porcelain but the section on Peking Opera was also really interesting. There is English on the descriptions but I could not find an audio tour (I was not very tenacious in trying to find one).

It was not crowded. The building itself is beautiful and I found the staff very friendly.

The museum does not just focus on recent history, it is a look at a number of areas that have shaped the city. And, if you need English guides you could find a local person who would show you around. There is always someone who will guide for a fee.

Well worth the trip and just to remind you to take your passport to gain entry but there is no entry cost..
Written 24 July 2019
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Jean-Paul P
Melbourne5 contributions
Amazing museum, and YES, there is English
Jun 2019 • Solo
This is an amazing museum for lovers of ancient art and customs. The permanent exhibits have texts in English and French. The temporary exhibits do not. But the beauty of the exhibits makes up for any loss in translation. I spent 4 hours there and it was delightful. The museum shop is also well stocked and at reasonable prices. Access is free, but you need your passport.
Written 16 June 2019
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Romyzoe
Fort Worth, TX276 contributions
Propaganda central.
Jun 2019 • Family
We were expecting more art but this is a propaganda tool for China- super interesting take on history with very little in English. Lots of info on the Communist Party and how it has made China what it is today but also lots of mis-information about other factions that used to be sub-powers in China. Worth a visit due to the eye-opening aspect of how everything is presented.
Written 16 June 2019
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Heber S
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No English
May 2019 • Friends
We went there on holidays and no one could speak English, they didn’t have audio guides and all the descriptions were 100% in chinese, impossible to understand
Written 5 May 2019
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