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Welcome to the website of the Capital Museum of China.

We are looking forward to your visit. The Capital Museum is a palace of Beijing culture. Its collections relate to the long development of the capital city, showcasing its magnificent living history of 500,000 years, urban history of 3,000 years and history as the Chinese capital for 800 years. The museum also presents cultural and artistic exhibitions from different regions and displays the achievements of various ethnic groups at home and abroad. You can feel the breadth of both Chinese and world civilizations.

Historical culture is the soul of a city and in the case of Beijing it is a great witness to the long history of Chinese civilization. We are looking forward to welcoming you to share with us the full interpretation of this glorious civilization while immersing yourself in the great wisdom of Beijing.

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The Capital Museum, located in the Confucius Temple, was prepared in 1953 and formally opened in 1981.

As a major cultural construction project in Beijing in the "10th Five-Year Plan", the new complex of the Capital Museum, approved by the Beijing Municipal Government in 1999, further approved by the State Council after being submitted by the National Development and Reform Commission in 2001, commenced its construction in December 2001.

The new Capital Museum had the trial operation in December 2005 and was officially opened on May 18, 2006. With its magnificent architecture, abundant exhibitions, advanced technology and complete functions, the Capital Museum contributes to Beijing's standing as a famous historical and cultural city, a cultural centre and an international metropolis and ranks among the first class museums both at home and abroad and is regarded as one of the first "State First-class Museums" in 2008.

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Telephone reservation (individual visitors): +86 (10) 63393339

Telephone reservation (group visitors): +86 (10) 63370458

Inquiry Hotline: +86 (10) 63370491