Beijing Capital Museum

Why is the Capital Museum in Beijing so Special?

The Capital Museum is an art museum in Beijing. It opened in 1981 and moved into its present building in 2006, which houses a large collection of ancient porcelain, bronze, calligraphy, painting, jade, sculpture, and Buddhist statues from imperial China as well as other Asian cultures.

Where is the Capital Museum in Beijing?

Beijing Capital Museum is located at No. 16 Fuxingmen Outer Street in the west extension of Chang’an Avenue, in Xicheng District of Beijing City.

How to Get There

  • Take Subway Line 1 and get off at Muxidi Station. Get out from Exit C1 and walk to the east for five minutes.
  • Take bus 26, 45, 80, 114, 308, or Special Line 19 and get off at Baiyun Lu Station.
  • Take bus 1 or 52 and get off at Gonghui Dalou Station.
  • Take bus 10 and get off at Sanlihe Donglu Nankou Station.

Millennium Treasure Exhibition

Millennium Treasures Exhibition is located in hall L on the sixth floor of the circular exhibition hall. The exhibition selects some Buddhist pagodas and cultural relics left in Beijing for exhibition, in order to show the profound Buddhist cultural heritage, unique Buddhist cultural features, as well as the development level of architecture, sculpture and various crafts of the ancient capital Beijing.

Ancient China Exhibition

Ancient China Exhibition stands in hall E2 on the fourth floor of the square exhibition hall. The porcelain unearthed and handed down from Beijing as the capital in the historical period is exhibited, among which the porcelain unearthed from the sites, tombs and hoards in Beijing from the Song, Liao, Jin and Ming and Qing Dynasties. The exhibition is divided into four parts, displaying 170 components of cultural relics.

Ancient Buddhist Statues Exhibition

The Ancient Buddhist Statues stand in hall E1 on the fourth floor of the square exhibition hall. The exhibition shows the historical features of Chinese and Tibetan Buddhist art, as well as the regional and cultural characteristics of Buddhist culture in Beijing. The exhibition is divided into two parts: Chinese Buddhist art and Tibetan Buddhist art, with 262 Buddhist statues on display.

Ancient Jade Exhibition

The Ancient Jade Exhibition is located in hall K on the fifth floor of the circular exhibition hall. The exhibition is divided into three parts, displaying 181 components of cultural relics. Among the exhibits are a large number of jades unearthed from the tombs of princes and nobles, as well as jades with the model year of the emperor and engraved with imperial poems.

Useful Travel Tips

  • Entrance Fee: Free
  • Visitors need to make a reservation at least one day before the visit.
  • Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 09:00 – 16:00
  • Closed on Monday.

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