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Capital Museum

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Introduction to Capital Museum(首都博物馆)

The Capital Museum has extensive collections of cultural artifacts gathered over several decades. It currently has 250,000 exhibition articles including bronze ware, chinaware, paintings and calligraphic works, stone carvings, coins, jade articles, imperial seals, embroidery, Buddhist statues and folk artwork. The most distinctive feature of the Capital Museum is its focus on the transformation and development of Beijing and telling the story of an ancient Chinese city with a multi-dimensional interpretation involving such aspects as geography, folk customs and antiques. Permanent exhibitions at the Capital Museum include: Ancient Capital - History and Culture Ancient Capital Beijing - Urban Construction Old Stories of Beijing - Exhibition of Old Beijing Folk Customs. The core purpose of the exhibitions is to illustrate Beijing's rich history and culture. The exhibitions are like history books that can help tourists learn more about Beijing. In addition to the above, other permanent exhibitions at the Museum include seven exhibitions on the Fine Art of Ancient Chinaware, Bronzeware, Calligraphy, Paintings, Jade Ware, Buddhist Statues and fine articles of the scholar’s study. Temporary exhibitions provide a platform for research into and appreciation of the exchanges and relationship between Beijing culture and that of other countries and regions, as well as between Chinese and world cultures.

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inside the Confucius Temple, No.16, Fuxingmenwai Street, Xicheng District, Beijing

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Main Sights

Temporary Exhibition Hall, Ancient Capital -- History and Culture, Ancient Capital Beijing -- Urban Construction, Old Stories of Beijing -- Exhibition of Old Beijing Folk Customs, Exhibition of Fine Artistic Collection of Ancient ChinawareExhibition of Fine Artistic Collection of Ancient Buddha StatuesDrama Stage

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Travel Information

Opening Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Admission: Free (with advance reservation via online reservation, telephone; Please set the booking before 12:00 on the day of visiting)

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1. Subway; take Line 1 and getting off at Muxidi Station. Leave taking C1 Exit and walk 200 meters straight ahead to the museum.

2. Bus No. 1, No. 4, No. 52 and No. 37 to the stop Gonghuidalou (Labor Union Building)

No. 937, No. 727, No. 717, No. 650, No. 708, No. 26, No. 319 to the stop Baiyun Rd.

Special Bus No. 1 to the stop Muxidi

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