Beijing's New Capital Museum

Updated: 2007-05-15 09:23

Located on Fuxingmenwai Dajie,Beijing's new Capital Museum , is a five-storey building allowing for a maximum of 13 concurrent exhibitions, which can be viewed in about 5 hours at the price of 30 yuan per visitor.

Special recommendation: 

 Jingdezhen Ceramics Exhibition

From 4/27/2007--6/15/2007

It tellss the story of ancient Beijing, which has served as a capital city for more than 850 years and the Chinese capital, more or less, since the mid-17th century. It is expected to receive as many as 2,000 visitors per day.The Capital Museum is second only to China National Museum in terms of size.It will provide an English language city museum map and currently gives English-language museum brochures. Some information will be provided in Japanese. It also has other useful services such as a free cloak desk and a well-stocked museum shop.

The original museum was situated in the Confucius Temple on Guozijian was founded as early as 1981. but it was not convenient due to its location within the ancient temple. Actually it functioned primarily as a warehouse of relics. It was temporarily closed last year when its collection was moved to the new 60,000-square-metre building, located near the Muxidi subway station exit on Line 1, which runs under Chang'an Avenue.

Open Time:
9:00 to 17:00 Tuesdays through Sundays (sales stop at 16:00)

Ticket Prices:
Full Price: RMB 30; Half Price: RMB 15