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Beijing Capital Museum, Beijing

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.2/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web
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 international travel planner, Beijing attractions like Beijing Capital Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • 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 entranc...  read more »
  • 首都博物館很大,全部參觀完需要壹天的時間,因為是免費的,可以分幾次前往,下午去人少。坐地鐵壹號線到木樨地下車。 
  • The Museum is free. To get there take line 1 and get off at Muxidi. Then head right and after 500 m you come to a large building that is the Museum. The Museum has a basement floor and 5 floors. If you don't have time visit only the top two floors that are the most interesting especially the 5° other host non-permanent exhibitions and when I did it, the third was closed.
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  • It's a 300 m walk (5 min) from exit C1 of the Muxidi metro station on line 1. Continue forward before you reach the pedestrian bridge and it is the big building on your right. Free admittance with a passport. There are five floors with exhibits on Beijing's history and culture. The 5th floor is hutong culture with displays of traditional marriage, Chinese new year, and birthday (longevity); this was my favorite. All items are beautifully arranged, behind glass with a direct spotlight, with simple English names but there's no further English text about the details. In each showroom, there are attendants whom carry paddles with pictures of prohibited acts (like no flash photography, etc). They repeatedly walk the full perimeter of the room carrying their paddles at mid-waist; it is hypnotic to watch them. Each floor has a souvenir store that is related to the theme of the floor. A very modern museum with beautifully arranged exhibits. You need 2-3 hours.
  • The Capital Museum of Beijing is one of the biggest and most modern art museums in China. It was originally located in the Confucius Temple in 1981 and later a new museum was built in a different location and opened to the public in 2006. With its magnificent architecture, abundant exhibitions, advanced technology and complete functions, the Capital Museum contributes to Beijing’s standing as a famous historical and cultural city, a cultural centre and an international metropolis and ranks among the first class museums both at home and abroad and is regarded as one of the first “State First-class Museums” in 2008.
  • A highlight of Beijing, great museum.
  • One of the more worthy museum's you can visit in Beijing. If you have time , visit it. Plan 1-2 hours for it.
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