Capital Museum

The Capital Museum, located on the grounds of the Confucian temple on Guozijian Dongcheng District, was opened to the public on October 1, 1981. It is a state-run Museum which houses nearly 200,000 valuable historical relics unearthed in Beijing, including stoneware, bronzes, ceramics, steles, calligraphy works, paintings, jade ware and ancient coins.

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In addition, the permanent "Brief History of Beijing" exhibition traces Beijing's 3,000-year history with a display of more than 1,000 objects. The exhibition presents the city's history in six sections: The development of an organized community from ancient settlements; Historical remains of the former cites of Yan and Ji; Gradual development as an important northern center; The capital of half of China during the Liao and Jin dynasties; The world renowned Yuan Dynasty capital of Dadu; The political center of the Ming and Qing dynasties. The majority of the objects on display wee unearthed in the Beijing area by archeological workers or donated to the museum by local citizens.

Visiting Beijing Capital Museum, you may enjoy the elaborate works in the world, experience artistic leisure, recognize the Chinese broad and deep culture and long history.