Enormous museum with historical exhibitions as well as temporary changing exhibitions. Learn about the history of Chinese empires and the history of Beijing.
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The massive and interesting museum building stands just a few minutes on foot from Muxidi Metro Station on line 1. It is open every day except Mondays from 9 to 5. Entry is free of charge. The permanent and temporary collections are stunning, nicely displayed...More
Celebrating its 35th year, this landmark edifice has a varied and fascinating permanent collection. Temporary exhibitions are also staged and the Capital Cities of the Yuan Dynasty was in progress at our visit. The design is impressive with both a gigantic cube and cylinder hosting...More
Capital Museum is less than ten years old, and it is housed in a completely striking building, handily near Muxidi subway station. So far admission is free, and there are twice five floors of exhibits and exhibitions relating to Beijing and its historical Development. The...More
A large, modern and well-designed museum. It is just about 5 minutes' walk from the nearest subway station. Very easy to find. Entrance is free. Except for elders over 65, others better make reservation beforehand to avoid disappointment. This is not the national museum, but...More
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.
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...More
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...More
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...More
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....More