Category: Modern Attractions
Address : No.16 Fuxingmen Waidajie, Beijing
Open Time : Daily 9:00am - 5:00pm
Phone : 86-10-63370491
Entrance fee: Free
Introduction of Beijing Capital Museum
The Beijing Capital Museum is housed at the formal Confucius Temple, where the scholars paid their worship to Confucius during the Yuan Ming and Qing Dynasties.
The history of the Capital Museum can date back to year 1981. And the construction of the new Capital Museum started on December 25, 2001 and finally makes its debut along the western extension of Chang¡¯an Street, the First Street of China 2005. Formally opened on May 18, 2006, the Capital Museum has become a culture window of Beijing with its unique architecture, abundant exhibitions, advanced technology and complete functions, ranking one of the best museums worldwide.
The main buildings in the new museum include the Rectangular Exhibition Hall, the Oval Exhibition Hall and the quadrate Office and Scientific Research Building with the Central Hall and an indoor bamboo courtyard of sunken-esque among them. Boasting not only the abundant exhibitions but also distinct architecture and agreeable environment, the Capital Museum is highly praised both at home and abroad immediately on its completion.
The exhibitions in the new Capital Museum are mainly the collections of the Capital Museum over years and unearthed relics in the Beijing region. Besides, there are also latest research achievements on history, cultural relics and archeology.
The exhibitions in the Capital Museum can be divided into three main categories: regular exhibitions, exhibitions of fine artistic collection and temporary exhibitions.
Among them, the ¡°Ancient Capital Beijing¡ª History and Culture¡± exhibition and ¡°Ancient Capital Beijing ¡ª Urban Construction¡± exhibition are the most important components of the exhibition of the Capital Museum, which has shown the splendid and rich Beijing culture and its history.
Exhibitions of fine artistic collection include Exhibition of Fine Artistic Collection of Ancient Chinaware, 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 ¡ª Exhibition of Old Beijing Folk Customs¡± well present Beijing culture in a more specific way.
The temporary exhibitions which are renewed constantly have already become a stage to study and appreciate the culture exchange between Beijing and the other places around China and the world.
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