2012-12-08Yuan Xikun, painter and commissioner of the National Committee of the CPPCC (Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference), founded the museum. China's largest folk art museum
2012-12-08The first museum operated by a State-owned enterprise on the Chinese mainland.
2012-12-08The Guan Fu Classic Art Museum was the first private, non-profit art museum in China, which was approved by the government in 1996 and established in 1997
2012-12-08Arguably China's largest private museum, most exhibits on display are not made of red sandalwood, and devoted some space to rare woods including ebony and huali (Onmosia henryi).
2012-12-08This museum pioneered the showing of modern art in the country.
2012-12-08The permanent collection includes bronze and jade artefacts from the Shang and Zhou dynasties (17th-3rd centuries BC), and ceramics, enamels, carved lacquerware, ivory, weavings and embroideries from the Ming and Qing dynasties.
2012-12-08Built in 1442, the observatory is made up of eight astronomical devices that were designed by Jesuit astronomers and presented to the imperial court.
2012-12-08It is the first special topic museum of the country that focuses on collecting, researching and displaying China's ancient architectural technologies and its art and development history.
2012-12-08The Beijing Urban Planning Exhibition Hall exhibits stunning scale models of Beijing's city planning including its business districts.
2012-12-08Just opposite the Beijing Zoo in Haidian, the newly renovated Planetarium is a fun outing, particularly for amateur astronomers and children.
2012-12-08The largest of its kind in the country, the Beijing Museum of Natural History is located on the western edge of the Temple of Heaven.
2012-12-08The Capital Museum houses nearly 200,000 valuable artefacts, mostly unearthed in the Belling area.
2012-12-08Built in 1916, the museum is a world-renowned geological museum, housing more than 200,000 specimens.
2012-12-08The China Aviation Museum is located about 64-kilometers north of Central Beijing at the foot of Xiaotang Hill (Xiaotang Shan) in Changping County.
2012-12-08The museum shows contemporary Chinese craftsmanship is as good today as it was during the Tang Dynasty, particularly large chunks of carved jade and ceramic statues of arhats.