We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Beijing Capital Museum

No.16 Fuxingmenwai Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100045, China
+86 10 6337 0491
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Qufu Private Tour of Confucius Temple plus Kong's Family Mansion and Cemetery...
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
No.16 Fuxingmenwai Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100045, China
+86 10 6337 0491
Write a Review
Reviews (316)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

11 - 20 of 316 reviews

Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Enormous museum with historical exhibitions as well as temporary changing exhibitions. Learn about the history of Chinese empires and the history of Beijing.

Thank Delene v
Reviewed 14 November 2016

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

2  Thank Seasondtraveller
Reviewed 12 November 2016

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

1  Thank permia
Reviewed 3 November 2016

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

Thank Clem O
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Yan C
Reviewed 26 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.

Thank ShaunBT
Reviewed 25 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...More

Thank HoZso
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...More

Thank BostonRedSoxFan2004
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...More

Thank DannyD777
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....More

Thank MikeFlox
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Tang La YaXiu Hotel Cafe
.10 km away
U.B.C. Coffee (SanLiHe)
.20 km away
Pizza Hut (Chang'an Market)
2 reviews
.20 km away
Nadu Spicy Pot (ZhangAn ShangChang)
.20 km away
Nearby Attractions
Baiyun Taoist Temple
47 reviews
.85 km away
Beijing Yuetan Park
17 reviews
1.34 km away
Baiyunguan Taoist Temple Fair
6 reviews
.74 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Beijing Capital Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines