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Capital Museum

  • The Capital Museum, a large and comprehensive museum which first located in the Confucian Temple, was opened to public in 1983. The new Capital Museum commenced to build in 2001 and it has already officially opened to public in 2006. New Capital Museum lies in Fuxingmen Dajie in west Beijing.

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  • ID : 16
  • City : beijing
  • English name : Capital Museum
  • Chinese name : 首都博物馆
  • Type : Museum,
  • Level : easy
  • Kids : Suggested
  • Elders: Suggested
  • Best season : All seasons
  • Visiting length : 4 hours
  • Distance to city center : 5 km

Introduction of Capital Museum

  • The construction style of the Beijing Capital Museum is an integration between classical culture and modern features. The Museum contains three independent constructions, including the rectangular exhibition hall, the circular exhibition hall and the quadrate office and scientific research building. The exhibition items are divided into three categories: permanent exhibitions, exhibitions of fine artistic collections and temporary exhibitions. Covering an area of 63,390 square meters, the museum houses 5,622 exhibitions of different kinds concerning history,

Photo of Capital Museum

  • This map of Capital Museum Beijing shows location in Beijing area as well as the inner layout of the building. Main subject of each floor are marked, from floor B1 to Floor 6th.
  • Capital Museum photo

Highlights of visiting Capital Museum of Beijing

    Ancient Porcelain Ware, Ancient Beijing Bronze Art, Ancient Jade Ware, Old Beijing Folk Customs

Helper to visit Capital Museum

  • Address in English : No.16, Fuxingmenwai Street, Xicheng District, Beijing, China
  • Address in Chinese : 北京市西城区复兴门外大街16号
  • Tel : +8610-63393339
  • Post code : 100032
  • Ticket time : 09:00-16:00
  • Open time : 09:00-17:00
  • Closing time : Monday
  • Location : Capital Museum is around 5 km to downtown beijing

    Transportation

  • Subway: Take Subway Line 1 and get off at Muxidi Station
  • Public bus:
    • Bus 26, 45, 80, 114, 308, or Special Line 19(Baiyun Lu Station)
    • Bus 1 or 52 (Gonghui Dalou Station)
  • Private car is the best method to visit Capital Museum with local tour operator.

Admission

  • high season : 0 RMB/person.
  • shoulder season : 0 RMB/person.
  • low season : 0 RMB/person.

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Map of Capital Museum

  • This map of Capital Museum Beijing shows location in Beijing area as well as the inner layout of the building. Main subject of each floor are marked, from floor B1 to Floor 6th;
  • Capital Museum map

Hotel Near Capital Museum

  • 5 star/duluxe hotel
  • Tangla Hotel Beijing
  • Doubletree by Hilton Beijing
  • Presidential Hotel Beijing
  • 4 star/superior hotel
  • The Merchantel
  • China Palace Hotel
  • 3 star/comfort hotel
  • Vienna International Hotel (Beijing Guang'anmen)
  • Location
  • Beijing Capital Museum is located on the west extension line of Chang'an Street in Beijing, on the west side of Baiyun Road. It is located at No. 16 Fuxingmenwai Street. The museum is first located in the Confucian Temple and moved Fuxingmenwai Street in 2006.
  • Construction
  • The construction of the new Capital Museum itself is an architectural artwork integrating both classical and modern beauty. It is of distinct national characteristics on one hand and obvious modern feeling on the other. The massive roof inherits its design from the roof overhang of Chinese traditional architectural style; the long stone curtain wall stands for the city wall in ancient China; the gradient of the square refers to the architectural style of dais construction in ancient time; a piece of Danbi (a piece of massive stone carved with images like dragon, phoenix or cloud for gods to walk on) is imbedded in the ground in front of the north gate of the hall; a decorative archway from the Ming Dynasty is set in the hall, which shows the traditional Chinese architectural characteristic of central axis in a plane; the leaning and projecting wall of the oval Bronze Exhibition Hall implies unearthing of ancient relics.
    There are three independent constructions within the new museum. They are respectively, the Rectangular Exhibition Hall, the Oval Exhibition Hall and the quadrate Office & Scientific Research Building. Spaces between them are the central hall and indoor bamboo courtyard. Adopting natural light, blended with the decorative archway of Chinese style, sunken bamboo courtyard and rippling water, therefore created an environment of both human and natural sentiment. The museum is highly praised by personalities from all walks of life both at home and abroad immediately upon completion.

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    • Exhibitions of Beijing Capital Museum
    • The seven-story building has 13 theme exhibition rooms displaying 5,622 items, more than 80 percent of which are being showcased for the first time in China. The capital museum mainly has three kinds of exhibitions including the regular exhibitions, exhibitions of fine artistic collection and temporary exhibitions.
      Regular exhibitions include Ancient Capital Beijing History and Culture, Ancient Capital Beijing Urban Construction and Old Stories of Beijing Exhibition of Old Beijing Folk Customs.
      Exhibitions of fine artistic collection include Exhibition of Fine Artistic Collection of Ancient Porcelain Ware, Exhibition of Fine Collection of Ancient Beijing Bronze Art, Exhibition of Fine Artistic Collection of Ancient Calligraphy, Exhibition of Fine Artistic Collection of Ancient Paintings, Exhibition of Fine Artistic Collection of Ancient Jade Ware, Exhibition of Fine Artistic Collection of Ancient Buddha Statues and Exhibition of Fine Artistic Collection of Gadgets of Studies.
      The seven exhibitions of fine artistic collection and Old Stories of Beijing Exhibition of Old Beijing Folk Customs serve as supplements and expansion to present Beijing culture.
      The temporary exhibitions serve as a stage to study and appreciate the exchange relations between cultures of Beijing and the other regions and that of China and the world.
    • Main Exhibitions
    • Exhibition of Ancient Porcelain Ware The Ancient Porcelain Exhibition is located in the E2 Hall on the fourth floor of the Square Exhibition Hall. It displays the porcelain wares inherited or unearthed in Beijing, mainly the porcelain unearthed from the SongLiao and Jin(960-1279) to the Ming and Qing Dynasties(1368-1912). The 170 exhibitions are divided into four parts.
    • Exhibition of Ancient Beijing Bronze Art Exhibition of Ancient Beijing Bronze Art is located in the J Hall on the fourth floor of the Round Exhibition Hall. In the Bronze Age, Beijing was in the northern borderland of the Central Plains Dynasties. The exhibition compares the bronze culture of the Central Plains and the northern grassland culture, and the bronze culture in the Western Zhou Dynasty (11th century BC - 771 BC) and Eastern Zhou Dynasty (770BC-221BC). 132 pieces and sets of bronze wares including weapons, musical instruments and other vessels are displayed in order, demonstrating the delicate craftsmanship and the long history of the bronze culture.
    • Exhibition of Ancient Jade Ware Exhibition of Ancient Jade Ware is located in the K Hall on the fifth floor of the Round Exhibition Hall. Jade was regarded as a magical object in ancient China. It shows the national character, cultural traditions and moral concepts of the dynasties they belong to. The exhibition is divided into three parts, and 181 pieces and sets of jade wares are displayed, many of them unearthed from the noblemen's tombs. There are many jade wares carved with rein-marks and the emperors' poems. Visitors can find the material list of Chinese ancient jade and the using pictures of some jade wares.
    • Exhibition of Ancient Buddha Statues Exhibition of Ancient Buddha Statues is located in the E1 Hall on the fourth floor of the Square Exhibition Hall. It displays the historical features of Chinese Han and Tibetan Buddhist art, and the characteristics of Buddhist culture in Beijing. A total of 262 Buddha statues are exhibited.
    • Exhibition of Old Beijing Folk Customs Exhibition of Old Beijing Folk Customs is located in the F Hall on the fifth floor of the Square Exhibition Hall. The theme of this exhibition is "Life in Hutong." The exhibition displays the scenes of wedding, birth giving and festivals of the people living in Hutong, showing the customs and rituals of the old Beijingers in the late Qing Dynasty and the early Republic of China.
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