The Capital Museum houses nearly 200,000 valuable artefacts, mostly unearthed in the Belling area. Among the treasures are: porcelain, bronzes, jade, the four treasures of the study and other objects. At the core of the collection are about 800 historical relics telling the history of Beijing.
On Chang'an Jie (Avenue), the museum is topped with a rectangular roof that extends over the edge of the edifice like a futuristic mortarboard cap, an amazing experiment in geometric fusion.
Address: 16 Fuxingmenwai Dajie
Tel: +86 10 6337 0491
Open: 9 am -5 pm (Closed on Mondays)
Admission: Free (Booking is necessary)
Traffic: Subway Line 1, Muxidi Station; Bus No 1, 26, 37, 52, 650, 717 and 937