Established in 1925, the Palace Museum was installed in the imperial palace of two consecutive dynasties - the Ming (1368-1644) and the Qing (1644-1911). It is one of the most prestigious museums in China and the world at large.


Национальный музей Китая – это настоящий храм китайской культуры, в котором хранится свыше 1,3 млн экспонатов, являющихся драгоценным наследием китайского народа, а также памятью о наших великих предках. Национальный музей Китая – это место происхождения «Китайской мечты». 29 ноября 2012 года делегация постоянных членов политбюро ЦК КПК нового созыва во главе с генеральным секретарём товарищем Си Цзиньпин посетила постоянную выставку нашего музея «Дорога к возрождению». Здесь Си Цзиньпин выступил с важной речью, в которой впервые выдвинул концепцию: «Осуществление Китайской мечты о великом возрождении китайской нации». В «Китайской мечте» слились сердца китайцев всего земного шара. Национальный музей Китая – своего рода культурная гостиная. Его посещают главы государств и важные правительственные представители из многих стран мира.


Beijing Art Museum is a comprehensive museum subordinated to Beijing Municipal Bureau of Cultural Heritage. Officially established and opened to public in August 1987, Beijing Art Museum takes its tenet in carrying forward the ancient Chinese art civilization while promoting the exchange and development of modern and contemporary art.


Located in the ancient complex buildings of the Wanshou Temple and covering an area of nearly 40,000 square meters, with 14,000 square meters construction area, Beijing Art Museum is a national key cultural heritage protection unit.


Beijing Art Museum has nearly 10 thousand pieces of art works in house. Among which, the collection of ancient Chinese art works is known for treasures handed down from as early as the primitive era to the Republic of China, with most impressive collection of the Ming and Qing dynasties. It covers paintings, calligraphy, rubbing, embroidery, pottery and porcelain, jade wares, bronzes, lacquer of bamboo, wood and tooth, coins, seals, furniture, and other categories of the traditional Chinese art. In addition to ancient artworks, the Museum also houses the masterpieces of Wu Changshuo, Qi Baishi, Zhang Daqian, Xu Beihong and other modern and contemporary great painters of China. Beijing Art Museum also boasts for its foreign art collection represented by Japanese paintings and crafts. In 2011, Beijing Art Museum is substantially enriched with a total of more than 2,000 cartons of the residuals and shards unearthed from Maojiawan and the relics unearthed from Longquanwu Kiln Site wholly allocated by Beijing Municipal Bureau of Cultural Heritage. In recent years, by renovation to modern exhibition halls under the base of the ancient architectural interior pattern, Beijing Art Museum has successfully held a series of exhibitions of Chinese ancient kilns and ancient jade wares as well as various art exchange events and educational activities.


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.