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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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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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63 reviews
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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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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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.

Thank HoZso
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

Thank DannyD777
Beijing, China
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402 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Third time I've been in this museum, it has excellent architectural design and all exhibitions are nicely arranged and themed (split over several floors), illumination is very good; and you could easily spend 2-3 hours in an eye's blink. Recommended during weekends or low seasons. Local people use museums as "school vacation nurseries" and the place can become quite noisy,... More 

Thank MikeFlox
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Eclectic and perhaps slightly curiously laid out, this museum contains a lot of pottery, jade and clothing. The English descriptions on many of the items are very bare bones (cup, bowl, jug, for example) but as this is a Chinese museum that doesn't seem too much of a negative. In other exhibitions the information is plentiful, and I found the... More 

Thank applefishuk
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The location near MRT makes it easily accessible. The building itself is an interesting design. The bubble lift gives a nice view of the expansive hall. The lift is a little small and cannot fit many people. There is only one A lot of effort is put into the displays. Lighting is perfect. The flow of human traffic can be... More 

Thank keefeloke
Shenyang China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Beautiful modern building housing really fine exhibits of Chinese porcelain, Buddhist and Hindu statues, street scenes from past periods and the history of Beijing and all for free. Very easy to get to by subway and a pleasure to learn more about the City of Beijing.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is not usually on your common or popular itinerary. However, the Capital Museum is a great space for those who are interested in the story of Beijing and how it grew. You get to learn about Beijing as a city, it's history and development against the history of the world. There are a number of permanent exhibits that highlight... More 

Thank Shants71
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Surprisingly I only saw one other 'white' person in my whole time here. The architecture of the building is grand, played hardest by the leaning tower that protrudes from the cavernous central hall into the outside facade. My focus remained on the building design throughout the visit. The artefacts and main exhibitions were pretty good but not entirely my thing... More 

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