Two hundred meters east of Muxidi subway station lies the Capital Museum. This six-story building houses 11 exhibition halls displaying ancient Chinese art: bronze statues, jade utensils, ancient calligraphy and paintings, restored old Beijing city views and precious relics of old Beijing operas. Two temporary exhibition halls on the first floor and basement level display artistic and cultural exhibits from around the world. Free. Reservation is necessary. Temporary exhibitions are charged. Audio self-guided tours in Chinese and English available for rent at the entrance.
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User reviews of Capital Museum 首都博物馆
Somehow it seems this museum escapes the radar of many tourists when it shouldn't. Not to be confused with the National Museum in Tiananmen, this one boasts a really big urn (I think, or is it an ancient wine vessel or something) jutting out of the side of the building. Inside is quite clean and the exhibits are top quality. Seeing as it's right next to the subway, you could get there in about 10mins~ from Tiananmen, if you have a spare morning or afternoon, this would be a good place to check out.