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Beijing Capital Museum, Beijing

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#6 of 113 in Museums in Beijing
Discover the artistic heritage of imperial China at Beijing Capital Museum, which focuses particularly on artifacts found around the capital. Established in 1981 and relocated to postmodern steel-and-glass facility in 2006, the museum boasts a collection of over 200,000 pieces, though it displays just a small number of these at any one time. Take a tour through the history of the country, and at times the wider region, by admiring the designs and differences of the porcelain, bronze figures and jewelry, calligraphy, jade ornaments and jewelry, and paintings from different eras. Using our custom trip planner, Beijing attractions like Beijing Capital Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • So great that you cannot turn it in one day, nor did they provide maps or clear directions. You lose a lot of time for the controls and the Museum closes at 16.30. In five hours we managed to divincolarci from an entire floor dedicated to the history of 20th century Chinese demagogic (virtually all images of leader and 95% captions only in Chinese). Run away from this wing (on the first floor on the left, entering), we were able to understand that in the central area, on the minus 1, there was a beautiful and rich collection of artifacts (especially ceramics and pottery) by 200,000 years BC to the Ming and Qing dynasties. Very nice even Han pottery and the collection of vases between 1300 and 1700. Large collection of artifacts, farm machinery and scale reconstructions terracotta models of buildings. Place to sit and a toilet just in hallways, lateral to the latest salt. We'll be back.
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  • The day before on the internet on the first date! "The Capital Museum" is really big! From the ground floor to the five-stairs, there are exhibitions, except one layer. Well, I'm really, really drunk on porcelain, every time ...
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  • I love this folk-custom exhibition, the interesting life in Beijing, the wisdom of the ancient Chinese people, there are 24 filial piety stories, are also very exciting, the theme of the Buddha is also worth seeing.
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  • Excellent museum, great collection of artifacts. There's a really great coin collection and collection of stuff from temples that's a bit hard to reach near the very top which was one of the best parts. Be sure to see that.
  • Great artifacts here. Good Chinese opera masks. Very clean. Free entrance. Worth a visit.
  • Really good museum. Surprisingly small considering...
  • Oh. My. God. This museum is HUGE and is amazing. Better than the National Museum of China, in my opinion. A short 5 minute walk from the nearest subway station, and the museum towers before you! The museum is so high, that when there is a lot of fog, the museum seems to "stretch into the clouds"! There is also a lot of parking too! Entry is free, and the staff are really nice! I forgot to bring my passport, but the lady at the desk helped me, and I got to go in! That huge black thing is an auditorium, which showcases movies about the history of Beijing. I really learned a lot! There are also tens of exhibits, from ancient jade sculptures, to artifacts from Buddhist temples. The cafe also serves tasty and cheap food (a buffet, to be exact). The gift shop is a bit disappointing, however, so sorry souvenir lovers! The museum also has a clean and modern design. A must-see in Beijing!
  • Magnificent building. Great place to visit.

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